Jennifer Lawrence: Skipping awards season has ‘actually has been really nice’

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has the great fortune of being a young actress in demand. She struck while the iron was hot by signing up for two franchises (The Hunger Games and X-Men) at once. She won an Oscar at the age of 22, and decided she needed a bit of a break. She went and smoked some pot in Hawaii before Catching Fire reshoots. Then David O. Russell came calling again with the role of Rosalyn in American Hustle, and JLaw couldn’t say no. That’s the picture painted by a new interview with Deadline. This awards season is a curious one because JLaw has been absent. She’s showed up for the mandatory events, but she’s not “working the room.”

Many of you have said Jennifer needs to get over herself with the exhaustion and overworked talk. I get it. Most of us work nearly every day of the year in some shape or form. We don’t have assistants or stylists or publicists to help us out. It’s easy to look at the life of a millionaire actress and wonder why they’d need a break from what looks like a fun, jet-setting lifestyle. I feel for JLaw because she’s dealing with an incredible amount of public scrutiny. She tried to warn us that the backlash was coming. I don’t have a problem with her laying low this season. JLaw says she was surprised that she won the BAFTA at all. She even forgot they were happening. Do you believe her?

On her BAFTA win: “Oh, it was a big surprise. I didn’t remember that the BAFTAs were happening that day. I certainly did not think I was going to win one so I put it out of my mind. So there I was, in the middle of being painted blue, and someone said, ‘You just won the BAFTA!’ And I said, ‘Oh, go f— yourself!’ And then it turned out they were serious.”

On skipping this season: “It has been a bit of a blessing to be away, and not really aware of what has been going on. It actually has been really nice.” She has just begun thinking about all that pageantry, the dress fittings, coming up with interesting things to say on the red carpet. It has begun making her nervous. “Exciting? I’m trying to go back to that place where dress fittings seemed exciting. I’ve had one fitting here in Atlanta and I think I have the final fitting on the day of the awards. So I just hope it fits.”

Will she be relaxed at this year’s Oscars? “Ha! Have you not seen my last Oscar moment? I handled myself so well. I think it’s really unfair to make a person speak in front of the entire world at a moment like that because it is just so overwhelming. It was terrifying and what I regret now is not doing what you’re supposed to, which is even having a few words, something, that you can say, or even some idea if they do call your name. Every time my mind when there, I would feel so much anxiety that I couldn’t think about it. Then when they called me, I got up on stage and said happy birthday to Emmanuelle Riva from Amour, and then I walked off without even thanking David, or Harvey Weinstein. It looked like I was drunk. I did learn, though, not to let the dress gather in the front when you walk up the stairs.”

Why she did Hustle: “I had been working a lot and a vacation seemed important until I met Rosalyn, and then there was nothing in the world I wanted to do more and I realized this would be more refreshing than an actual vacation. David sent me the script, and then we just started creating her piece by piece. He has this amazing contagious energy that makes me feel like, whatever he asks, you go for it. Even the kissing scene with Amy. I said, David, no. He says, trust me, it will work. No, David. Even after we did it I thought, no way. And then I see it, and it absolutely does work. I can’t explain [the dynamic between us], but his incredible fire just pushes you to do things you didn’t know you were capable of.”

[From Deadline]

Do you think JLaw is being rude by ducking out of the awards circuit? She’s in Canada now for X-Men, but if she wanted to campaign, the studio would have worked it out with her. I do think Jennifer is utterly terrified of presenting at the Oscars. She’s s so “nitro” in her everyday personality, which could be a front for social anxiety. Oscars tradition holds that JLaw will be dealing out little anecdotes to the Best Actor nominees. That’s enough pressure already, but she knows everyone will be thinking about last year’s fall.

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  1. NT says:

    I’m sorry, i can’t stand her anymore. Everything she says i find SO annoying! I hope Lupita wins the oscar!! she is so beautiful and classy! Lupita for the win!!!

    • Latisse says:

      See this is the exact reason Jennifer Lawrence should stay away. People are poised to start hating her regardless of what she does.

      She could exhale and the response would be: “ugh, so annoying, can’t stand her, GO AWAY PLEASE”

      She is smart to lay low. Personally, I think she is great maybe because I don’t understand this whole desire to hate someone just because and for no discernible reason at all.

      • fleur says:

        But she was the one who wanted to be there, nobody told her to hire managers nad publicits and a whole team to make herself a a big (undeserving) star. She has manipulated everyone before and she’s manipulating everyone now to her advantage.

      • Latisse says:

        @Fleur, what are you talking about? She is allowed to pursue her dreams. We all are. You can too. Why should she be excoriated for doing something she is passionate about?

        And how is she manipulating people? All she said was that it has been nice to be away this awards season. What’s manipulative about that?

        Just say you want to dislike her and be done with it because you are really reaching for plausible reasons.

        Again, I repeat, she is smart to stay away as people are clearly looking for any reason to rip her to shreds.

      • Lily says:

        I agree with you @ latisse and fluer’s comments seem personal for some reason. “Undeserving” last time I checked she does work as an actress and is a good one.

      • NT says:

        Latisse, I respect your opinion about her. but i feel that Jennifer does not handle any situation with any type of class. everything is made into this ” I’m such a funny rude klutz” that has gotten so tiring. Lots of people have been in the spotlight for a long time and have not rubbed me off the wrong way this much. I’m sorry, but she wins the Bafta and she says i didnt even know it was on? That’s kind of rude in my opinion. I find her attitude to be annoying.
        But that’s just me. I love the old hollywood stars, the ones that oozed charm and just so much class. I find that she lacks those.

      • JaDeRu says:

        The claws out on JLaw posts are always personal. She hasn’t done anything to warrant the attacks. Is she over the top sometimes? Yes. But what ACTOR – and I’m using that in the male designation of the word- isn’t? It’s just the same story as last year and any year. Let’s lavish all the attention on one actress and then when we’ve got her at the top, pull her all the way down and compare her to the new “it girl”.

      • Liv says:

        I really don’t get why people are so mad at her. Lupita is everyone’s darling right now, but the poor girl will probably get the same backlash this time next year.

      • Deehunny says:

        @latisse, I can name 2. First, she is oversaturated and secondly she was very rude on camera to reporters. I think that video was the turning point for a lot of people.

      • annie says:

        yes she is rude sometimes but she didnt insult any reporters or steal anyone husbands. Its hypocritical to blame her for not being perfect because we are not.

      • Liberty says:

        @ Latisse, I’m with you on this one.

        Otherwise, Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, Sir Richard Branson and Steve Jobs should have been shoved off the world stage. Get lost! You didn’t act like everyone else. Little manipulators!

        People haven’t read the interview Cate Blanchett gave recently when she admitted to being something of a klutz herself. Oh oh! And, then you know, there’s Tilda Swinton, what are you thinking being so different? Go on, stand over there Helena Bonham Carter and Tina Fey and oh yeah, Cumberbatch and HIddleston and you know, even Helen Mirren and Amy Poehler! Because, I mean, whaaatt? And Emma Thompson, do I have to say it twice — I’ve seen you laugh and talk about stuff you shouldn’t. Get lost too! We’ll be calling a wagon to take you elsewhere. You just don’t fit in. Here, look at my rulebook about what “class” is.

        I love Lupita. I think JLaw is great. Cate is a great actress. Amy Adams. They are all entirely different people. They wanted to act. It comes for some with an insane level of notoriety that none of us (I assume) have experienced, so we can’t say how tiring or stressing it is. I worked here and there with a few people of serious fame on short projects a few years ago when I was starting out in advertising and PR. Some could take the mess with a calm fortitude. Some however seemed truly poured-out, eaten-up, exhausted, no drama at all, just, “I love my work, but if I had really understood what it meant….” You can do the work you love and are meant to do without loving every aspect of what’s involved and most of us could probably be guilty about bitching about something about our own work lives, caprice? Because nothing is perfect, ever. So…I may snark too, and I might say, realllllly? haha — but I’m not gonna hate people for being who they are or feeling what they feel and have every right to feel. I am sure people could easily laugh at me, at any of us, about something as well.

        And by the way, as I learned from life in Boston, true class is accepting people as they are (hence the cheerily openly”eccentric” bluebloods out there, maybe?). Take a trip from Chicago to Louisville, and my guess is you’ll see where someone like JLaw gets a lot of her open, straight on, out-there exuberance that you find so fake.

      • Lou says:

        Amen Liberty. People are determined to hate Jennifer, yet they loved her last year for this exact open, bubbly stuff. It’s so predictable. I still really like her, and I think it must be tough to deal with a public who turn on you when you haven’t done anything differently.

    • MCraw says:

      I want Lupita to win as well. Doesn’t mean I hate Jennifer. We actually CAN like two women at the same time! Mind blowing, amiright?

      If it’s not one stupid thing to hate a woman over, it’s another. Let her live. Sheesh.

  2. JaDeRu says:

    I believe she was surprised she won that BAFTA, but I don’t believe she forgot they were happening. I think she’s aware of the backlash (underserved IMO) that will happen if she beats Lupita for the Oscar. She’s working and also backing away from the spotlight a bit. I think she’s doing it right.

    • Nikkie says:

      +1

      Everyone was surprised she won the BAFTA. Lupita was predicted to win so I buy that she didn’t expect it. I also think she is afraid of the backlash if she wins the Oscars, her Golden Globe speech asking them not to scare her with more awards said as much.

    • Green Girl says:

      I think that Jennifer and/or her management team are incredibly smart about this campaign. IIRC, she was just about everywhere last year, and this year she has tried to be low-key about it.

  3. LadyMTL says:

    Although I find it hard to work up much sympathy for a gorgeous young woman who gets paid millions of dollars to act, I can understand her point. Being “on” all the time must be exhausting, regardless of if you have any underlying anxiety. I wouldn’t necessarily want to be constantly flying all over the world, trying to be clever, look good, etc.

    Mind you, I still love JLaw so I might be more willing to forgive her than someone who can’t stand her anymore.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      My bias might be showing too (still love her) but I do believe that she has social anxiety to some degree. As far as this glamorous existence that stars live, I’d take their paycheck anytime but not at the expense of my privacy. I do realize that they don’t all pay that price but many do, some unwillingly, especially the youngsters.

    • tracy says:

      I don’t dislike Jennifer. I thought Jessica’s performance deserved to win last year. And as for American Hustle and Jennifer’s performance, did the voters watch the movie?? I feel like I have been hustled. It was an okay film, with decent performances. I do believe there will be backlash for Jennifer and the movie. Although I like her, she does have a touch of “Taylor Swift”. I do believe Jennifer gives off an authentic vibe sometimes, in interviews and at awards shows. No need for her to be “on”, just promote your movie, do your job.

      • Swan Lake says:

        I don’t dislike Jessica, but I found her underwhelming in the two movies I’ve seen her in: The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. I think she may have been the victim of hype.

      • Lou says:

        Of course you have to be ‘on’. You have to be bubbly and energetic and confident, lest you be quiet and someone interprets you as being rude or bored. Being ‘on’ for a long time is horribly exhausting.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. Doing interviews and red carpet events IS work, even though it might seem like a party from the outside.

  4. FirstTimer says:

    She’s worked so hard for the last couple of years. I hope she’s well rested when she starts promoting X-Men and Mockingjay

      • Mark says:

        @Tiffany she works for 5 months and earns 30 million dollars, on big blockbuster movie sets the actors do nothing accept get treated like royalty no one is forcing to take the roles.

        @Green Girl Yes thats all it is talking and flying around the world, she signed up to a publicist, agent, manager, blockbuster movies and the dior endorsement deal she wants to be famous. don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time quote, no one forced her into this lifestyle. She’s overrated, she just acts like a fool in interviews.

        Not a reply to Lily but i couldn’t reply to the other two commenters.

    • Mark says:

      Worked ‘hard’ she gets paid to act it’s her job to promote the movies, if she didn’t want to work she can turn stuff down but I don’t get how it’s great when she skips the awards circuit but when fassbender does it he’s an awful man he’s been working a lot aswell.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t know why the word hard is in ‘ ‘ in your comment. Filming and promoting back-to-back projects IS hard work.

      • Green Girl says:

        I am with Tiffany. Being a celebrity is, I imagine, hard work. Everywhere you go, someone wants something from you – an autograph, a picture, even just a few minutes of your time. That’s exhausting after a while. Promoting movies isn’t all about staying in a hotel and flying around the world, either.

        I would imagine that at her age and level of talent, it’s hard to turn down work. If you turn down one job, you might not get another offer.

      • @Green Girl–that’s what I would be scared of. I think that it would’ve been better if Jennifer was an ‘Ellen Page’ type actress i.e. she did wonderful indies, because she wouldn’t have so much attention on her. But she probably wouldn’t have as much money, so go figure.

        But if I were Jennifer I’d be worried that after I finish the Hunger Games and X-Men that people would forget about me. So I do think NOW is the time for her to be overexposed, and to get into as many roles as she can, to build up her reputation with producers, etc, and then after Mockingjay Part 2 comes out, she can take a year or two off.

  5. Jen says:

    It must be soooooooo hard having to go to all those awards shows. Wearing fabulous clothes, someone doing your hair and makeup, getting free food and drinks and swag, hobknobbing with other famous people. How can they stand it?

    • Dutch says:

      Cut the girl some slack. She’s filming two movies right now (one of which requires 6 hours of standing while they glue blue pieces of rubber on her BEFORE she actually starts working) and no matter how glamorous they might be, these are still working events on her days off. I know I would get sick of having to go to formal work functions pretty much every weekend for two months.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Award shows are more taxing than people realize. Having people work you over for hours, to be scrutinized for hours, to be in heels for hours, to be seated for hours at something that isn’t always entertaining, all the while being hungry and thirsty with tons of spanx sucking you in.

      • Green Girl says:

        Tiffany, I apologize for “following” you on this thread, but I do agree with you quite a bit! I just wanted to add that celebrities often need to prep for the Oscars weeks, if not months, in advance. Think of all the celebrities dieting, working out, etc., before the big night.

      • Dutch says:

        And the things like hair and makeup, the dresses and fittings, the food and whatnot might seem glamorous to the outsider but for an actor/actress its as much a part of a day’s work as math is to an accountant. So having that kind of stuff creep into your downtime has got to get tedious.

    • Alina says:

      IMO filming a movie seems to be the easier part of the job. The promo etc. is the hard ungrateful work. You aren´t allowed to decide about your life alone anymore. All the suggestions and people will push and force you. That´s big emotional stress and it “kills” some actors.

      The best Jen now can do is filming! And she needs to establish herself as grown actress and not just the likeable It girl because after Hunger Games her star will fade away (see Harry Potter and co.). An Oscar is no indicator that you´ll have a successful longlife career. Now she´s the highly praised It girl but such things can change dramatically, especially when you´re so young. No one knows if people will be interested in her when she is older, more womanly and not so cute and doofy anymore. The next franchise will come and there will be new young adoring faces.

    • AnneSB says:

      @Jen, not everybody is cut out for the award shows you know. Personally if I were an actress I too, would loath the award season/shows. The dresses and shoes are often made to look good instead of comfortable, and you’re going to be in it for hours. And there are introverted or socially awkward people who find socializing, with famous people or not, very draining. Plus have you ever tried sitting in a chair for 3-4 hours while people tug at your hair and make your face?

      So yeah, if she said it was hard. I believe her.

      • Lou says:

        As an introvert, the idea of talking to all those people at awards shows terrifies me. You have to be witty and happy and bubbly for everyone. Ugh.

        They might earn a ton of money for it, but don’t pretend it’s not hard. It’s definitely hard. Jobs can be difficult AND overpaid, you know! :)

  6. Nikkie says:

    No I don’t think she’s rude for ducking out of the Oscar campaign, she promoted the film which was her job. I also don’t think it’s rude that Michael Fassbender too promoted but didn’t campaign. Christian Bale did almost zero promotion for American Hustle and only shows up at the award shows but he gets no backlash like Jennifer and Fassy. What’s the deal.

    I find it interesting that Harvey Weinstein is going around saying that Jennifer Lawrence only did American Hustle as a favor to David O’Russell. That she really didn’t want to do it but was forced to. According to Jennifer in this interview sounds like she really liked her character and the film. No coincidence that American Hustle belongs to Megan Ellison and not Harvey Weinstein. I call that an attempt at a smear campaign of AH.

    • fleur says:

      I agree. Also, what’s with Harvey speaking on her behalf? Is he confirming she’s a Harvey girl?

      • Nikkie says:

        @Fleur

        Seems to me if she was one of his girls he wouldn’t speak out negatively about her film and her director. You are only good with him when working on his films. American Hustle is up against his films and Jennifer is competing against his own supporting actress Julia Roberts. I think it’s just Harvey being his usual attack dog self. In that same interview he also went after 12 Years a Slave saying it’s covering ground Django Unchained already covered. Just talk about your own films and leave everyone else alone.

    • KevinA says:

      Eh, I dunno, she hasn’t DENIED that it was a favor to DOR. She’s said how he kept calling her about it.

      I think she’s been trying to convince herself taking it on was the right call. In a USA Today int., she basically said, “I should have taken the vacation.” I suspect that’s closer to her true feelings. She loved it professionally, yes, but…

    • dizzylucy says:

      I said it on a different post, but I read she’s been doing re-shoots for X-Men, which comes out in just a few months, so it sounds like the schedule is really tight – not something they can let her out of all the time for award shows and travel. Plus all the Hunger Games stuff. Lots of actors have to work during the awards season, but for some reason people are freaking out that she’s snubbing it.
      Why is Weinstein talking about a film he had nothing to do with? And why try to speak for her like that? Weird. She clearly loves working with David, they’re going to do another film together in the future. Weinstein just seems butt hurt he didn’t have his hands on that movie.

    • M says:

      Christian Bale promoted the film in December, but he wasn’t at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, SAG, and other prizes, because of the filming of Exodus. Bafta was the first one he appeared.

      Jen is working and is right to stay away. There are people in everywhere and no one is complaining.

  7. fleur says:

    She and I, both need a rest, to be honest. I can’t stand this girl anymore. Everything she says is rubbish.

    • annie says:

      She’s extremely rich and famous and has accomplished all that anyone could ask for in her career. If I was her I’d just dip out and live my life while the haters still cry over their debts

    • Barbara says:

      you are so bitter it hurts… except it doesn’t. But it sucks being you with all this bitterness. Oh and I’m not a Jennifer stan

    • Lou says:

      Maybe you should stop reading articles about her for a while, then? You keep popping up in the comments, and you seem to really hate her. You don’t have to click on her stories, Fleur.

  8. Tswise says:

    She has turned into the Taylor Swift of HW. “What, ME?! I won an award?! Golly gee, I never thought this would happen!!!!!”

    I am over it and her.

    • Claire says:

      What?! anyone watching the awards season was surprised that she won ( even her supporters who thought she deserved the award). Her winning was a surpirse. THats a fact. Why is she having a TSwift moment if her surprise was actually sensible and real?

      She wasn’t campaigning, she voiced support for her opposition, she hasn’t won most of the precursors- her winning was a crazy surprise.

      • KC says:

        She does that all the time, though. Not just over this win. Besides she already won an AACTA and a Globe (plus the SAG cast award) for this role — and both of those are international orgs. By virtue of that, calling her win a “crazy surprise” is more than a little hyperbolic.

      • Claire says:

        KC below- it was a surprise- that was the overwhelming consenus- tons of media articles and comments on this very site were surprised. It’s ridiculous calling it anything else. The SAG cast award means nothing and the GG was before Lupita started to be in everyone’s face.

      • Adrien says:

        Claire, she’s winning almost all the awards. Lupita=0. Her Bafta win shouldn’t surprise her.

    • Justsaying says:

      LOL, I love this post! It’s true. I don’t believe she forgot about the BAFTA awards either.

      • Lou says:

        There’s a time difference. It’s completely conceivable that she was filming in the US and forgot that the BAFTAs were actually happening at that moment in London.

  9. narwhalrus says:

    More importantly, what is that white coat-dress thing? I’m kind of in love with it.

  10. Talie says:

    I don’t think her anxiety is fake — she has talked about being on medication. I don’t know about her, I think she probably loves and hates it all just all of them do. Nothing unique, really.

  11. pleaseicu says:

    Weren’t the BAFTAS the only major award show she skipped this year? I’d hardly call that skipping award season. And her not being there for the ceremony, IIRC, was mainly due to her having to be in Canada for filming the next day. She’s not doing live interviews around Hollywood like some of the other acting nominees have done (Leo, Matt M, etc) over the past week or so but she’s still in and playing the game as much as her current schedule and filming location allows IMO.

    She’s still been at all of the rest of the award shows and is still doing interviews, like this one, about her nomination(s), her film, and award season. She’s still going to the Oscars. IIRC she even wrote something for DOR to read, just in case she won the BAFTA. I consider all of that as campaigning, just in a more low-key fashion than she did last year.

    • Algernon says:

      She’s been at award shows but I don’t recall seeing her at all the ancillary events, like the luncheons and pre-parties and special dinners honoring such-and-such. Lupita Nyong’o has been everywhere, which I don’t mind at all because this is her break out moment and she should enjoy it, but I don’t think I’ve seen JLaw at nearly as many events. I think she’s definitely drawn back her appearances and is limiting her exposure, while still engaging in the politics of campaigning. I just don’t think she’s campaigning to win this year. It feels more like meeting obligations and doing her part, especially because she was filming when the movie actually premiered last year and was unavailable for many events back then.

      Basically I agree and she’s still participating, she’s just not as omnipresent as she was last year, or others are this year. I think this is how you campaign without really campaigning, if that makes sense.

    • Bridget says:

      She was at Golden Globes and Sags, but there are a TON of other awards shows/banquets. There are the various film critic circles, the other guilds, events like hosted screenings, things that let the Oscar contenders schmooze the voters. That’s why there’s always a good turnout for the Palm Springs Festival – there are a ton of retired Academy members there. The awards season is definitely a slog.

  12. eliza says:

    She has grown on me. I see nothing wrong with her. She seems genuine. I don’t get the dislike of her but to each his or her own.

    • annie says:

      she is talented and humble haters just cant stand young successful women. So sad and pathetic

    • Liv says:

      You know what’s funny? She goes to awards and people hate on her for stealing the spotlight from Lupita. Then she doesn’t go to the BAFTAs and people say she’s ungrateful and doesn’t do her job. Seriously, she can’t do it right at the moment. When this happened to Anne Hathaway I thought it’s because Anne is a bit pretentious and full of herself, but apparently people can’t stand people who are young and successful, especially women.

      • EarlGreyer says:

        Well said.

        I really don’t understand the pattern of undeserved hate for Hollywood’s young, successful women. First Natalie Portman, then Anne Hathaway, now Jennifer Lawrence. Even if they do have their slightly irritating moments during their oscar campaigns, the backlash and hatred is still irrational and disproportionate.

        Why do we expect these young Hollywood starlets to be perfect American Sweethearts? They can’t ever be pretentious, ungrateful, or irritable. One or two slip-ups, and over half the celebitches get out their pitchforks. It’s not like any of these girls were homewreckers, assaulted anyone, or walked offstage during a press interview (B. Coop, I’m looking at you).

      • FWIW says:

        I’m not complaining about jennifer not attending all of the awards. I don’t hate or love jen, but, i am tired of seeing so much of her. She needs to take a break. Maybe then I will be happy to see her again. Plus, she IS ambitious and knows how to play the hollywood game, so she obviously knows which awards are happening. To pretend otherwise is ridiculous and I don’t fall for it. i hate it when she plays these games.

  13. The Original Mia says:

    She’s been in Atlanta filming Mockingjay. She’s been in Canada doing reshoots. The girl is working. My goodness. She’s been off the scene for weeks and people are still bitching about her being too visible. She has every right not to campaign. She has her Oscar.

  14. The Original G says:

    I was just thinking the other day that skipping a few of these events is a good thing for JLaw. Look at how sick we were of Anne Hathaway last year? I think that it damaged her short term prospects and image immensely.

    And, as much as I love Lupita, I think it’s a good thing the Oscars are only a week away. She’s getting kind of over-exposed.

    • Camille (The Original) says:

      Agree completely.

      Also have to laugh at that top pic of JLaw. If it was anyone else doing that they would get absolutely pummeled in the comments/by the press.

  15. Wren33 says:

    I am anxious and respond by being a wallflower. My best friend is totally high-strung and anxious and responds by being over-the-top and outrageous at parties. Then she responds by hiding under the covers for a few days. She reminds me a little of JLaw.

  16. Aria says:

    After have seen 12 years a Slave, Lupita has to win. Jennifer was amazing in AH but not Oscar worthy, not even Amy.

  17. Crank says:

    I don’t understand much of the hate she gets. I think she’s in a ‘damned if you do damned if you don’t’ position. I feel bad for her, but I think she’s dealt with all of this pressure in a great way. She was in the top grossing film of 2013 (which is now in the top 10 of all time), an awards heavy film in December, working on x-men (which is a heavy franchise) AND Movkingjay, and yet she hasn’t dwindled into depression or lashed out at people like many celebs (especially celebs her age) would do. She’s always herself…and in a celebrity world where everyone is telling her what to do, I think that’s a great accomplishment. Every time I see her, she’s doing her job…I don’t get the hate!

  18. Lucy says:

    Bless her. Also, please please please PLEASE STOP comparing her to Lupita. Thank you. That is all.

  19. val5 says:

    i hadn’t seen Lupita in 12 years, but i should say Jennifer is fantastic in American Hustle, she didn’t stole any of her awards for that film. Why everybody hate her now??

  20. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    I don’t understand this Jennifer hate at all. How would you like a job that never ends? Yes she gets paid well but she is always always always “on” on vacation (supposedly her alone time) she’s got paps following her around. when she’s not filming she’s working interview/press junkets/awards shows, its a never ending cycle and I think she’s handling herself wonderfully.

    • KC says:

      If I kept signing up for that job, despite not needing to do it anymore, then one would have to surmise that I liked it quite a lot and therefore should refrain from whining about it.

      • Claire says:

        do you seriously think at this point if she stopped acting ( even though why should she, it’s what she loves to do) , this would all the attention would disappear at this point?! please.

  21. Mary Jane says:

    I like Jen well enough… she seems like a cool chick, BUT I don’t think she’s really that great of an actress. If she is considered the standard of a “great actress,” Hollywood is really in a lot of trouble.

  22. Lark says:

    I like Jennifer, but I think it will be good for her to take a break because she’s so young. Didn’t she say she had ulcers? She’s still going to be in the public eye by promoting the last two installments of THG over the next two years, and she has X-Men this summer. It’s not like she’s going to completely disappear.

    As far as this—I do kind of understand why people are rolling their eyes, although I think it’s a bit OTT. I don’t believe she didn’t know the BAFTAs were that day and it’s kind of hard to take the over-worked thing seriously which comes directly from her and the people around her (not tabloids)….when she keeps signing up for more and more movies…. but that’s kind of become her “schtick” and all actors have their thing.

    • mimi says:

      I agree, I don’t buy her forgetting about the BAFTAs and I find it even harder to believe her aggressive PR team, DOR or her own family who are very involved and supportive of her career didn’t call to tell her she won? She had to find out about her BAFTA win from a makeup artist on the X-Men set? Sorry, but I don’t buy it at all.

      • KC says:

        ITA. I don’t know why she thinks we’re all dumb enough to believe such a silly story.

      • Lou says:

        The BAFTAs were in London. I doubt she forgot about them altogether, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t realise the exact time they were happening, because London is a few hours ahead of the US. Plus, you lose track of time getting body painted. It takes hours (been there, done that!)

  23. Alyce says:

    I really like Jennifer and don’t get the hate at all. Some people just want to take others down for no reason. :(

  24. Musi says:

    Looool @ all the comments. I love both j law and lupita. But I’m shocked June squib’s mind blowing performance is being overlooked. Anyway I’m rooting for lupita and June. J law has an Oscar already. Im sure she’ll get another soon.

  25. Lilacflowers says:

    I’m another one who cannot understand the hatred aimed at this young woman. Why can’t women be supportive of one another instead of being catty and tearing one another down? If you don’t like her, don’t go watch her movies. She hasn’t killed anyone, beaten anyone, abused anyone, abandoned a child, or been arrested for destroying or stealing property, or anything else horrible. She’s just a young actress, who is going to make many of the same mistakes the rest of us made at her age.

  26. Norman says:

    I am neutral on Jennifer Lawrence but she reminds me of political candidates that say “I am an outsider” of Washington, I am not of the Washington establishment. I think she likes to portray herself of not being in the Hollywood fold, establishment or any dichotomy of the entertainment industry. Perhaps a part of her popularity stems from her “aw shucks” Midwestern personality and her defiance of Hollywood diet and exercise trends. In many ways, it is perhaps better for her to not attend all of the award shows and related events. Anyway, she is in a better position to be where she is now that were Anne Hathaway was with her long effusive awards acceptance speeches that looked liked it was self congratulating, she went from the “it girl” to “the hated girl”.

  27. Dalovelee says:

    Lawrence is the most refreshing actress out their because of her genuine I fake personality with all her flaws including social anxiety of having to in the spotlight and every single thing the media latches onto. Somebody was wise in her team to say you don’t have to be a show pony… She’s proven herself and had enough awards to validate her talent. Whether she wins or lose a best supporting actress is irrelevant. Oddly she has such a star presence that her lack of being seen make the award season that much more duller. Lupita is lovely but Jennifer is funny and relateable. Clearly Lawrence’s lack of appearances has made people miss her energy.

  28. Sarah says:

    I will always love her! She is interesting and entertaining. She’s also still really young. She will mature some.

  29. Adrien says:

    Very few readers made unfavorable comments for Jlaw, everyone else does not understand the hate.

  30. Atticus says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is one year removed from being 22 years of age.

    Taylor Swift had a big hit song about her perspective on being 22 years old. Listen to those lyrics and then tell me, which version of 22 do you prefer?

    I love Jennifer Lawrence in all of her self-depracating, belching, farting, four letter word laced interviews glory. 22 year old me would have had a freaking blast hanging out with her, and 39 year old me is so grateful that I didn’t have the world’s spotlight on me at that age. I think she handles herself pretty damn well.