Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I’m just an actress. People need to stop being a-holes’

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere right now for Mockingjay promotion. Here she is outside of the GMA studios (you can see that interview here). I skipped writing about JLaw on Friday to give you guys a break from the onslaught. So I’m playing catchup with a lot of her NYC promotion, and she’s already back in LA ahead of tonight’s premiere. Photos of her leaving SoulCycle on Sunday are in the gallery.

There’s a ton of stuff, so let’s start with Jennifer’s interview with the Telegraph. She complains about being famous twice. She redeems herself by saying she’s “just an an actress” and not a world leader or anything. Oh, and her new $7 million home is filled with Ikea furniture. Ha:

The time she helped a friend pick out a dog: “It was a really great day but I didn’t realise he was taking pictures of me with his phone which he later sold online. I don’t want to have to question every person that comes into my life but at the same time I have reason to. I don’t want to change but people need to stop being such a**holes.”

She likes cheap furniture: “I have perspective because I didn’t grow up in this business. I’m not from Hollywood, I’m from Kentucky. I didn’t become successful until a few years ago and I’m very aware of what the real world is and how much a couch costs. So I bought one from Ikea. It doesn’t matter how much money I make, unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A and a tee-shirt costs $150.”

Shopping is difficult: “A lot of anxiety comes from something as simple as me going to the grocery store because I don’t know what could happen and I have nightmares all the time that I’m walking through a shopping mall and suddenly people start surrounding me and there’s nowhere I can go. So sometimes it’s easier to call one of my friends and ask them to pick up some bananas for me because I don’t want to go to the grocery store and have an event. But it’s important to stay grounded, so I don’t know. I’m figuring it out. Or trying to. I’m still the same and I don’t feel any different but when the elevator doors open and everybody gasps, it’s an alienating feeling.”

Stop asking about her stolen photos: “I’ve talked about the experience to Vanity Fair and I feel I’ve said everything I have to say about i. Everybody who’s been through a terrible event knows you don’t really like talking about it.”

She knows her place in the universe: “I’m just an actress, not the leader of anything important. But being a role model is something I knew would come with this job and it’s something I have to be aware of. It’s not like I go out and go to discos and get crazy, but if young people are listening to me I have to be careful about what I’m saying, which is not my strong suit. So I’m trying to work on that.”

On people who kiss celebs’ butts: “I don’t really absorb any of that stuff because I don’t think it would be good for me. I love acting so I just show up for work and I film movies and I have to promote them and then I go home. And that’s about it.”

[From Telegraph]

Jennifer is still railing against the paparazzi and doesn’t understand why people pay so much attention to her. She has a point about our society’s priorities and how we value celebrities more than world leaders. But she shouldn’t be surprised since this is nothing new. A-list actors make so much money (more than world leaders) because they bring notoriety to their movies. Celebrity is part of that equation.

Let’s clean up the rest of the JLaw roundup with bulletpoints:

* The Hollywood Reporter has a bunch of career updates on JLaw. The Miracle Mop movie is still hung up on salary negotiations. The deal is expected to close and shoot in Boston with David O. Russell behind the camera. Scheduling may be difficult with X-Men: Apocalypse (which will revolve around Mystique and Magneto’s romance) on the horizon. JLaw’s Dumb and Dumber To cameo ended up on the cutting room floor, and it was her decision.

* Jennifer appeared on The Colbert Report and admitted to eating squirrel chili in Kentucky. PETA won’t be happy to hear JLaw talking about squirrels again. She also couldn’t stop giggling at the Colbert character, and you can see the video here.

* Jennifer popped into Woody Harrelson’s SNL monologue with Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson in tow. They all sang a Taylor Swift song. Woody greeted JLaw as “the real Taylor Swift.” I’m a little tired of musical SNL monologues, but Pajiba has the clip.

* OH. Here’s something interesting. Liam Hemsworth told Jimmy Fallon that kissing JLaw isn’t the most pleasant experience: “Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer was pretty uncomfortable. When you look at it on the outside, it looks like a great picture. But if we had a kissing scene, she would make a point of eating garlic or tuna fish or something that was disgusting.” At a Saturday press conference, JLaw insisted, “I gave him fair warning.

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & Fame/Flynet

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    Discos!!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Really must suck not being able to trust ‘friends’. I don’t shade her for being upset about that.
    Still have not seen a movie with her in it, and so I guess I’m missing her appeal.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      About a year ago she was at a wedding my friend attended. He was annoyed that she refused to take pictures with anyone, but now I see why.

      • Catk says:

        Yeah, don’t blame her. If she’s there, she’s obviously a friend of the couple. I can see her not wanting take away the spotlight from them. And, perhaps, just wanting to have a nice night celebrating with friends and not dealing with fans.

      • INeedANap says:

        I can understand how she would want one night as a “break” from the fame, especially if she was nice and engaging otherwise. Good for her. Celebrities are not public property. Your friend doesn’t get to be annoyed.

      • itzblissy says:

        I actually think it was nice that she didn’t take pictures, or else that wedding will be all about her instead of the couple.

      • Lucinda says:

        Exactly. I can’t imagine thinking someone was your friend and then finding out they sold your picture. I get annoyed when friends post pictures of me to Facebook without my permission and tag me. I think all her frustrations are absolutely valid. Especially given how she mentions them in the context of how she is adjusting her life to suit the new situation. Really, it’s only been maybe 3 years since she became this big. That’s not very long. It’s understandable that she is still adjusting.

  3. ORLY says:

    I can find nothing to complain about in these interviews.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me neither, and I don’t particularly like her. I guess the Ikea furniture in such an expensive house is stupid, but it’s her house and her money.

      • FLORC says:

        I use to think Ikea furniture was cheap in quality and appearance. It’s not. Not all anyway.
        The right stuff doesn’t look bad at all. And I like she’s reasonable about prices. Just because you have a very expensive home doesn’t mean it should be filled with overpriced furniture.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I haven’t been there in years. My husband had a bed from there years and years ago. It was ok, but not made to last. Glad to hear they’ve upped their game.

    • Catk says:

      Yeah, like the interview, don’t see so much complaining as discussing ramifications of fame, is she supposed to ignore something that obviously affects her tremendously? Don’t get all the hate.

    • Josephine says:

      It’s definitely one of her better interviews. She’s growing up and sounds pretty grounded.

    • Lucy says:

      Neither do I. And she’s right, the world could use a lot less aholes.

    • Kitten says:

      Agreed and can I say that I really love that blue outfit? I want the whole thing and the shoes too.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Yep. Not her biggest fan either but I have no problem with anything she said here and I completely agree and empathize with her when it comes to negotiating with and adjusting to fame. She’s figuring stuff out and said as much.

  4. OriginalTessa says:

    She should become the face of Christian Dior’s line for Target, because otherwise… Yeah, it’s about as pricey as it gets.

  5. whatsmyname? says:

    You know I think sometimes people expect some celebs to automatically be able to adjust to fame. Even if they know it’s expected it’s hard to know how it feels until you’re there. I hope she finds ways to deal with it that gives her some piece of mind. And the dude is an ass for asking about the pics I mean come on.

    • otaku fairy says:

      “You know I think sometimes people expect some celebs to automatically be able to adjust to fame. Even if they know it’s expected it’s hard to know how it feels until you’re there.”

      I agree, and I don’t even know if we can say that fame is something that gets easier over time. I’d love the money, but wouldn’t want the fame or the schedule that comes with it.

  6. Maya says:

    How about stop being so ungrateful, show a little humility and instead just ignore the attention?

    Bigger, better and more talented stars in the world never complains about the pap intrusion because they know that they won’t be long in this profession without it.

    And since she knows she is a role model – how about stop thin shaming women, fat shaming men, insult rape victims?

    • Lucy2 says:

      Did you see the other day when she was at Letterman people knocked down the barricade? I think it’s a little hard to ignore that sort of attention. She’s in the heart of the craziness right now, had to deal with a huge invasion of privacy, and I think she’s young and still trying to figure it out. I don’t feel like that makes her ungrateful.

    • Shelley says:

      Ditto!! It’s the main reason I started hating her. She is trying too hard to be the cool “chubby” girl who eats like a pig and is proud of it.

    • Catk says:

      Have you ever seen the pap swarms? How is one supposed to ignore that ? I hate that celebs are just supposed to smile when they’re being knocked about by cameras and having the worst things shouted their way. We complain when they don’t act normal, yet it’s the most normal thing in the world for them to be aggravated or frightened by the crazy papa. That’s a very normal human reaction yet we fault them for it.

      • Edwin says:

        she is ungrateful, Jennifer wants to come off as this everyday normal girl but then have an opinion on everyone else. This is the career u have chosen and get payed a lot of money doing it so either u get going or u get going. I see other celebrities get more criticism than you and deal with some of the most vilest things u can hear and never respond it comes with the territory. She doesn’t get it pass so please, she is not that good of an actress anyway.

      • FLORC says:

        Edwin
        You take from it what you want. To see her as ungrateful makes more sense in how you approach the views.

        Aside from flipping the paps a few times she’s dealt very well with the photo scandal and very suddenly becoming a household name with 3 franchises all filming at once. She could have come off far worse.

        All things considered she comes off as grateful, but trying to find her own way and how to deal with this lack of privacy while keeping herself intact.
        Sure she’s abrasive, but I don’t read that as resentful or ungrateful. I also don’t hate her so I think there’s a bias from both of us.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Now she just said that someone she thought was a friend was taking pictures of her and sold them. She’s supposed to be grateful for that?

    • INeedANap says:

      There’s a difference between whining/complaining and just discussing. I think she is just discussing the issues here, and if it comes off negative it’s because the situation sucks. What she really needs is a better support system.

    • Maya says:

      Just to clarify – I am not talking about her crazy fans, supposed friendships etc – I am talking about the paps who only takes pictures and leaves the place without intimidating her in any way.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Those “paps” are the paps that live in the same mystical world as unicorns and Santa Claus. They are ALL intrusive and intimidating. I’ve seen paps in action and it’s not pretty.

      • Abby says:

        Ok, but have you ever watched TMZ and seen how paps swarm celebrities? It’s madness. You can’t just ignore it.

    • Ennie says:

      I would think that also her private picture debacle added fuel to her way of managing fame. There was a big hunger for her pictures. Sad.

    • Annie says:

      @Maya, I’m 100% with you on this. She can quit Hollywood whenever she wants and be a millionaire for the rest of her life. Some paps once in a while are not such a big price to pay (especially that she’s not papped very often).

      • Katie says:

        Quitting Hollywood means quitting her job and vocation, which she presumably loves – that’s not a small price to pay. And she’s now being constantly papped, every time she appears in public. It’s a hell of a way to live your twenties. Yes, for the sake of her image she probably shouldn’t complain so much, but I sympathise with her.

      • Katie says:

        She’s knocking the ball out of the park with her fashion choices these days.

      • I Choose Me says:

        So she should quit doing what she loves to do because she doesn’t like an aspect of her job that effing sucks and she’s not allowed to say it sucks?

        This line all or nothing reasoning baffles me.

      • Charlie says:

        To be fair, if it’s just the acting she loves so much, blockbuster movies aren’t her only option. Do theatre or something less visible.

    • K says:

      Paps insult actors and swarm them. They want a response so will say unspeakably horrible things to get a reaction. JLaw’s father says paps often hurl really vindictive abuse at her and grab at her to get the reaction shots they want – he said nobody would want that for their child. And you do have to agree. Why is it not okay for her to mind, and to say she minds? Why should anyone accept that level of harassment and meekly keep quiet about it? They aren’t doing anything wrong.

      Soon after Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend was killed in a car crash, which was shortly after she delivered their stillborn daughter (and while his own estranged father was in jail for heroin dealing) a group of paps started yelling, “Happy Father’s Day!” at him. He flipped them off, too. And that image was the one they were able to sell – Reeves having a hissy fit while the Matrix was huge, without any context of why he reacted that way. The footage of all that is on Youtube, because someone filmed it. How can anyone be expected to just accept abuse on that level?

      JLaw’s come out with some very ignorant comments before, agreed. But she was very young, very sheltered in many ways and just being immature and uneducated. It doesn’t mean she’s a bad person for all perpetuity. I’d be fairly embarrassed if people decided things I’d said in my late teens and early twenties determined my worth as a person forever.

      I guess I’m saying that she seems a decent enough person, and the fame must be weird and at times hard to cope with. I don’t see a problem with her acknowledging that. It’s not like she’s making it up, is it?

  7. original kay says:

    Great interview!

  8. smcollins says:

    I know she’s not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but I like the girl. She seems pretty grounded and self-aware, not to mention (imo, anyway) very talented. I think she has a long career ahead of her.

  9. puffinlunde says:

    I think her “I’m very aware of what the real world is and how much a couch costs” is firmly aimed at Goopy and her Christmas website with its $4,000+ gold juicer ;)

    • Allthefiction says:

      No it isn’t not everything is a subtle insult at someone. You sound like a tabloid writer. She doesn’t care one iota about Goop because she doesn’t care about Chris Martin. She’s made this exact statement before in interviews

  10. danielle says:

    She needs to stop booking movies and take a really long vacation (a year or 2) once x men and hunger games wrap. That’s not shade, in last 4 years she’s sounded increasingly stressed and defensive, and it can’t be healthy.

    • noway says:

      I agree it would probably be good for her peace of mind, but the reality is she is a female actress in Hollywood, and if she goes away it may be hard to come back to her level of success. I think she is smart enough to know that. It appears that acting is her main interest, and I think she wants a long career with interesting parts. There are so few good roles for women who are older, and the men just keep getting the women younger and younger on screen and off. You would think in 2014 it would be a bit different, but now so much.

      • Algernon says:

        I agree about the dangers of going away completely. But she could definitely slow down, once the franchise committments are done. She can make only one movie a year, and make it a small(er) indie, or she could do theater. Broadway would probably love her. That way, she’s still working, she’s still out there, but the profile is drastically reduced.

    • Ennie says:

      Maybe Hunger games, but the Xmen films have longer contracts, er, for a certain number of movies. Besides, she might enjoy her job.

      • Alex says:

        She only has a three picture deal for X-Men so her franchises will be over next year unless she negotiated to be in more. If the hacking had not happened we would have never seen her this summer since she was in vacation for 4 months.

  11. Shelley says:

    She is so nauseating!

  12. Talie says:

    Wow, that story about her friend selling the pictures?!! That’s crazy… no wonder she’s paranoid.

  13. amy says:

    I love her hope she is ok

  14. serena says:

    I can’t stand her anymore.

  15. Charlie says:

    I really don’t like her, but she sounds fine in this interview.
    I do think she’s full of herself, but no one would admit that, would they?

    And why would anyone eat garlic and tuna before a kiss scene? This promo tour is making me feel so sorry for Liam Hemsworth.

  16. Rachel says:

    According to that HR link that Mop movie is another David O. Russel movie with Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper. They all must really like each other.

    • Observer says:

      I heard it’s because they come in a “package deal”. It’s supposedly cheaper for the movie people or something.
      So if they are all with CAA then certain actors are in the same contract, so jennifer, deniro, cooper etc and the director. I guess that’s why we see the same actors working together a lot and with the same director.

  17. tump says:

    I admire her. She’s taken a decision to be open in her interviews, and not to retreat behind the PR wall – which would be the easy thing to do, given that she has looks, talent and one of the most meteoric starts to a career in Hollywood history. It’s a risky strategy: some of what she says is inevitably going to annoy some people. However, she’s sticking to her guns, and I say fair play to her.

  18. Artimis says:

    “I’m just an actress, not the leader of anything important.” I love her even more for saying that, makes me wish other actors, actresses, ‘dames’ and y’know, Kanye West would remember that :D

    • Lola says:

      Me too. I have never seen one of her films, but she’s the first showbiz person I’ve heard saying this, which is 100% true.

  19. INeedANap says:

    I really like this interview, and her refusal to comment on the stolen pics is a smart one. I do think she is rightly defensive, and I hope that as she feels more stable in Hollywood and grows a better support system, she’ll feel more at ease.

    I always wonder if she feels betrayed by her fan base in some way after the stolen pics. I hope she knows a lot of people were on her side.

  20. don't kill me i'm french says:

    she complains about $150 tee-shirts but wears Christian Louboutin shoes( min $700) ,she’s the face of Dior bags ( min $3,000) and she bought a $ 7 millions home in Beverly Hills…

    • Ollyholly says:

      -I don’t know why I feel like defending this, since who cares if she wears expensive clothes, but pretty much all clothing celebrities wear to events/appearances/award shows/premiers/interviews are totally free, and picked by a team of stylists (I worked as a stylist for a time so I can say this as a fact) and the celebrities have very little to do with them- in fact, someone as important as Jennifer Lawrence has thousands of free things being thrown at her with the hope that she’ll wear it and get the name/brand out there for the public to see. This is part of promotional duties and is part of her job description.

      -I believe $7 million for a house in Beverly Hills isn’t that much, comparatively, especially when compared with other celeb’s homes.

      -She was also referring to her own day-to-day wear which she most likely pays for herself, which is where the t-shirt comes into it.

    • Jbap says:

      Lawrence is just being sensible. She gets paid to wear the Dior and probably the other brands as well (or gets them for free), while the mansion is a property investment. She knows that she can’t stay super-hot for ever, and she’s probably paying megabucks to her lawyers to keep the stolen photos off the Net. (I used to work for a law firm: trust me, they’ll be stacking up the billable hours.) It’s only smart for her not to blow her cash on T-shirts.

    • Algernon says:

      I can totally justify the Louboutins as a work-related expense, though as Ollyholly pointed out, she probably didn’t pay for those but was given them by a stylist to be returned later. Personally, I spend more on my professional wardrobe, but I still buy $20 jeans at Old Navy and get excited about any kind of tee shirt deal where I get several shirts for $15-20. But at work I’m expected to look a certain way, so I’ll spend hundreds of dollars on a suit, but still refuse to spend more than $10 on a tee shirt. I imagine JLaw has a similar line in her mind. Just because she *can* afford something, doesn’t mean she has to buy it.

      Also, $7 mil for a house, even in Beverly Hills, is pretty steep. Post-recession, real estate is still down in LA. Same hose in a different part of town is likely to go for around $4 mil, but she’s paying for the 90210 markup. You’d be surprised what’s for sale up in the Hollywood Hills these days for less than $4 mil.

    • Veronica says:

      In fairness, I think there’ s a huge difference in having an investment wardrobe and a casual wardrobe. She tends to dress pretty casual outside of “work,” and I think most of us have a tendency to delineate between what we think is worth our money and what isn’t. (Personally? Hell yeah, I would blow $700 on a pair of shoes. But a t-shirt? You’d be lucky to get more than $25 out of me.) I wouldn’t consider an expensive home a sign of excessive indulgence because real estate is a long term investment that you can return on if you care for it well and the market is stable.

      Her upbringing wasn’t excessively privileged financially, so I don’t think she’s completely removed from the financial reality that other people deal with, so I can understand balking a bit at prices for things like T-shirts. (I get that being white, beautiful, and middle class from a stable home is pretty privileged, but let’s think within the context of Hollywood financials.) In the long run, it may be an attitude that actually helps her. She’s made millions, sure, but she’s bound to fall off the It-Girl steam engine at some point or another, which will cull some of the high level revenue she’s been pulling in. I think she has the talent to have a long career and remain visible, but nobody is on top forever. Might as well develop the healthy spending habits now instead of finding yourself in a Tori Spelling or Michael Jackson situation years later.

    • K says:

      The house is always an investment, long term. It’ll increase in value if she holds on to it long enough, so it’s a savvy purchase. A t-shirt, not so much. And she’s paid to wear brands a lot of the time; at others, she’s given stuff. An actor who worked with Kate Winslet, back when she was normal, said she gave his wife bags and bags of amazing designer maternity wear, all unworn, because companies sent her endless freebies in hopes she’d wear them, get papped doing so, and thereby promote their brand. More than she could begin to use in one pregnancy herself.

      The reality is that an A list, beautiful actor will very rarely need to pay for clothes. Dior pay her millions for a reason, so if companies can persuade her to wear their stuff for free they’re getting a complete steal. I’m sure she buys things as well, so she can retain control over her casual clothing choices, but I doubt Laboutins are on that list.

  21. Ali says:

    Can she be more RILL AND RELATABLE?! I think not. Or maybe she can. Depends on when her PR team will run out of ideas.
    She’s a hypocrite. Whether we agree with this or not, actors earn a LOT of money. She’s a millionaire. She can afford to buy a T-shirt for 150 dollars and other clothes she’s wearing privately that also are not worth their price. I’m okay with actors spending their money however they want to. Hey, you’ve earned it. Of course, doctors should earn more but this is how the world works.
    So Jen, shut up, you are already so real to everybody. You don’t have to try harder.

    • Ollyholly says:

      You seem very upset by this. You clearly don’t like her, why even bother going out of your way to yell about her in comments? I’d just avoid stories about her if I didn’t like her this much…

      • Ali says:

        Oh, @Ollyholly, because it’s Internet so we can comment on everything we want to. Positively or negatively. It’s a discussion and I’ve joined it. It’s not a fansite (and so many people tend to forget about it).
        I bet you’ve never read or commented on an article about a person you don’t like.

    • Josefa says:

      @Ali

      You’re mad at her for not spending more money? You’re saying she should prefer overpriced stuff just because she has the money to pay it? That’s quite a strange thing to be upset about. You must be a very easy-going person, eh?

  22. Emily A says:

    I like her mix of goofiness and neuroses. I hear in her interviews that she does indeed understand that she has a responsibility to weigh her words, and she’s slowly figuring out how to do that, and what she’s willing to censor for the sake of being a good role model. It rubs me the wrong way that we build up young artistic kids to such great heights and then tear them down. Performers are the most sensitive and insecure types. Many times that’s how they’ve tapped into those lovely emotive places, but really- add the explosive peanut gallery to the mix and what a painful fishbowl life it must be.

  23. Jbap says:

    When people claim that bigger stars handle the media pressure better than she does, two things strike me. First of all, just at this moment, I’m not sure there is a bigger star out there, at least when it comes to relentless media coverage: for example, the Daily Mail is currently running a minimum of two stories a day about her. Secondly, Jolie, Witherspoon, Blanchett etc were all older when the media tsunami hit, and weren’t fronting franchises. Given all that, I think Lawrence has held it together very well. Also, her co-stars obviously like her. Her positive media image may all be a PR spin – but so far, I’m buying it all the way.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree with this completely. I don’t think it’s correct to compare her to older stars who have been around and had time to develop their methods of handling fame (most of them had their moments back in the day too). Not to mention they all came up in the industry before the internet was really the force it is now, making everything bigger (entertainment reporting, gossip, paparazzi photos, and all the commentary). She is, IMO as well, the biggest star right now in both box office popularity and the award circuit for the past few years, so there’s just no comparison right now.

  24. Lola says:

    “…but if young people are listening to me I have to be careful about what I’m saying, which is not my strong suit. So I’m trying to work on that.” And then you fail everytime! I hope none of your fans are transgender or have OCD or are simply shy because your words must really have hurt them (coming from a “role-model”).

    • Jecko says:

      I’ve read those comments by her that could be construed as being offensive to transgender persons and persons with OCD, and frankly they are really minor transgressions that would only offend anyone who insists on going through her interviews line-by-line and treating them as if they were a State of the Union address. ( I speak as someone with a mild form of OCD.) To be honest, I think some people seize on these comments as an excuse to bash her, since they can’t find anything else.

      • Lola says:

        Well, I’m not surprised that you’re not offended if you just look through her interviews and not read them “line-by-line”. This is how things should be read to understand them. It may not be a State of the Union address either but her words affect millions of her fans and also, are made public so maybe she should try thinking a little bit.
        Also, it’s funny how her stans are always first to explain what she really meant by words she specifically said because “she doesn’t really mean this”, “she really wanted to say something completely different…” If that happens everytime, than there’s somrthing wrong.

      • Ollyholly says:

        @ Jecko- it really is pretty funny how hard some people have to try to act offended by every. single. word some celebrities say. I mean, calm down people.

    • K says:

      I don’t know – she is saying she has an issue with speaking before engaging her brain, and she is trying to work on it so she doesn’t set a bad example, and people then grab thoughtlessly ignorant, throwaway quotes from a couple of years back and cite it as evidence that she’s lying.

      She’s incredibly young and not that well educated. I think maybe people could recognise she’s well-meaning, and cut her a little slack, personally.

  25. Q says:

    Funny how, when this (the downside of fame) happens to Jennifer and she complains about it it’s a tragedy. But everybody else are just ungrateful, whiny brats.

    • Pam says:

      Because Jen is the only one real. She’s the only one in whole Hollywood who doesn’t play the game like the rest. (sarcasm)

    • otaku fairy says:

      Personally I’ve always disagreed with the idea that complaining about certain aspects of fame automatically makes a celebrity an ungrateful entitled brat. In most of the complaints I’ve seen, the person has had a valid point, and I think it’s very easy to jump to the conclusion that because someone is rich and successful, they have nothing to complain about or should just meekly and silently accept whatever problems come there way.

    • SAKS says:

      This! If she doesn’t like massive attention she should move out from LA, and work again in indie-films or theatre… I find her tiring, if she has a bad time with paparazzi, then quit (they come with Hollywood fame, just like any other profession has it’s bad stuff).

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Good golly, you’re so right (my daily dose of sarcasm.)

        We complain every day about the aspects of our jobs that we don’t like and it’s OK. But if someone in the public eye does it, they are ungrateful. Funny how that works. I can complain about my schedule, being on call, getting midnight calls from patients, etc. But NONE of that puts my privacy (and everyone, including celebrities, has a right to a reasonable amount of privacy) or my sense of security at risk. Paps and stalkers and obsessive fans harm the sense of security a celebrity has.

      • AJ says:

        You’re also not paid 20 million dollars for 4 months of work and when you chose your job, you knew exactly what you were getting into. Unless you feel overpaid as a doctor and you really didn’t know that you would have to work at night.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Getting paid $20 mil does NOT entitle people to stalk, harass, sell your personal pictures to the highest bidder or hack your cloud. And you clearly didn’t get, or want to attempt to get, my point. We ALL complain about our jobs, regardless of how much money we make, and it’s acceptable. Unless, of course, you are a celeb. Then, apparently, you have no right to complain about anything.

        So, are you saying I have no right to complain about my job when I get called away from my family during a holiday? Trust me, I knew EXACTLY what I was getting into as a psychiatrist, I’ve been practicing for over 20 years, and I still have the right to complain about it. So does Jennifer Lawrence and so do you.

      • K says:

        AJ, do you know any doctors who never grumble about the tough aspects of their careers? Because I don’t. I honestly don’t.

      • SAKS says:

        @paranormalgirl, yes I understand that. I wasn’t saying she shouldn’t complain, as you said, we all do. I was so sorry for her about her leaked pics and nobody should go through that. I also get there’s a fine line between what paparazzi do and harassment. It just seems to me that she can’t handle this, and sadly this is what you get when entering Hollywood’s A circle. Sorry if I sounded rude, english is not my first language (I promise I’m nicer in Spanish :) )

  26. Deniz says:

    I love her in that blue ensemble and those shoes! She looks so pretty in that outfit!

  27. Sushi says:

    Is she complaining about unfairness of salary that she earned? . Was she aware that unfairness of prices means unfairness in paying slave labour who may be earning only 10/month. Does she think it is fair to pay child labour 1c a t-shirt sot that she only pay 1dollar/tshirt.

  28. Vvvoid says:

    Can you imagine how much it would suck to have to wonder each and every single time you meet a new person, male or female, whether they actually want to know you as a person or profit off of their acquaintance with you? No wonder celebrities end up mainly befriending Industry people. I don’t know how most celebrities could get by just trying to act like normal people. It is just too profitable to sell each and every bit of information about them. Even my ex-boyfriend who is not incredibly famous, Michael Zegen, worried about it because if he became just a few degrees more well known anything that he did prior to that in his personal life could be for sale to the tabloids. I admit it was a bit irritating, because you can’t help but feel like someone in that position seems arrogant but in reality it’s a very real concern.

  29. Alex says:

    She came off well in these interviews. I saw her in person at some NYC press and she was great. I don’t blame her for being wary of people. She almost got trampled at Letterman, she has people selling pics of her that she knows and she gets her every move picked apart by people (just look at the comments). She has a right to hate the paps, she’s doing a job. She said in the press conference that every job has a downside and the paps are one of them for her. And that she hates being owned by the public. I would hate it too. But she deals with it because she likes acting. Honestly I’m sure a lot of celebs feel the same way esp the ones with kids. It’s why she’s pulled back a lot when it comes to interacting with people she’s been burned a lot

  30. Korra says:

    This is a really good interview. I especially love what she said about not buying into celeb butt kissing. I like that she’s evolving and growing up. I hope she doesn’t go through with this mop movie though. She’s way to freaking young for that. I get that she wants acting challenges, but then she should demand that people make movies like the Glass Castle. I’m sure there are some out there like that. She doesn’t have to worry about money because of her Dior contract, so why she stays with Russell I don’t understand.

  31. Rachel says:

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too. I hate that so many actors pretend like they only do what they do because they’re passionate about it. If you’re passionate about acting, you can act in so many different mediums. However, they’re all desperate to get into Hollywood. Why? Because of the money and fame. Jennifer Lawrence wants the money and the fame, but a version of fame that only has the positive aspects and none of the negatives. For someone who claims to be in the real world, she’s really deluded if she thinks she can pick and choose life a la carte.

    • JJ says:

      Well, you’re so right! But try telling this to her stans… Just above somebody wrote that quitting Hollywood would mean quitting her job which she loves so much… Because you can only be an actor in Hollywood!

      • Gill says:

        And it’s amazing how the people who bitch about her feel able to pass judgment on her reaction to something they have never experienced.

    • Katie says:

      It’s one thing to start on a Hollywood career expecting a certain level of media attention, and another thing to experience it with the scale and intensity that she has over the last two years.

    • Sozual says:

      LMAO! TUSCHE!!!

      Life a la carte. I love that statement. I am stealing it.

  32. Molly says:

    I supported her when she was getting what I considered to be irrational hate during the Oscars race. I think I’m “over” her schtick now. There’s a lot of complaining going on lately.

  33. Kelly says:

    This sticks out to me. She says that people taking pictures of her picking out dogs are assholes. What about her eating tuna or something disgusting before a kissing scene? Isn’t that being an asshole? She’s an asshole. She needs to disappear for a while, get over herself and grow up.

    • Anna B says:

      Hmmm…the eating tuna before the kissing scene was a joke between friends, which Hemsworth obviously thought was very funny. How exactly does that make her an a-hole? I completely fail to understand the utterly irrational hate that some people direct at Lawrence. Is it something to do with her being so successful so young? She seems talented and decent to me, and I’ve never seen anything that indicates the contrary.

    • MrsNix says:

      Honestly, here’s how I viewed that:

      1.) It was clearly done to be funny.
      2.) Attempts made by actors to bring levity or separation from the intimacy of a romantic scene makes sense to me. It’s supposed to look real, but it’s not real…and I fully respect any and all methods by which people create that separation for themselves. She didn’t hurt anyone. She ate tuna or garlic and teased her costar about it beforehand.

      That isn’t mean or selfish. It’s funny.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      People taking pictures of her picking out dogs and then SELLING them when they are supposed to be one’s friend… that might be one of the very definitions of a-hole.

    • littlestar says:

      Did you read the article? Her FRIEND sold pictures of her looking at dogs to the tabloids. I would call that so-called friend as *sshole too.

      I couldn’t imagine a friend doing something like that to me, all for $$$. I actually really feel for Jennifer on that one. She must truly treasure the real friendships she does have now.

  34. maddelina says:

    She’s adorable and refreshing! Beautiful too!

  35. Sofia says:

    If she is JUST an actress why be endorsed by Dior? I mean, I don’t have any issues with this interview, I guess she was surprised by the intensity of the media attention she got, but you only do certain things like the Dior contract because the brand knows you will be seen and talked about and photographed… The more the merrier. So, it seems to me that if you ONLY want to act and nothing else you shouldn’t encourage the celebrity route, just the acting, professional one.

    But she is young and many are getting money because of her and she is probably being advised to follow the typical steps of stardom (without considering if that’s really right for her).

  36. Vvvoid says:

    Actors seek out Hollywood because most of them, famous or not, are constantly seeking more and more approval and validation. It almost comes with the job, they aren’t all raging narcissists but they are all narcissistic and vain. The ultimate stamp of approval in the industry is shaped like the Hollywood sign. They are drawn to it like moths to a flame. It’s not just the money, not even primarily. It’s the need for that validation that they are good enough. If they don’t make it to Hollywood, I feel that it means they fell short somehow. I’ve not met one who doesn’t love to hear you talk about their performances. No matter how laconic, you start talking about that and they are all ears. Very insecure people, major cluster B traits, the lot of them.

  37. Veronica says:

    I was bracing myself for some hardcore “bitch please,” since God knows there isn’t anything as annoying as celebrities complaining about fame, but…I am okay with this. She does it without being condescending or comparing it to rape or anything else ridiculously offensive, and she acknowledges that it’s a part of her life now, even if it does upset her. (This excerpt cuts out the fact that the guy she was buying the dog from wasn’t a stranger – he was an acquaintance of the friend she was gifting the animal to. I get why that would be really unsettling.) I am fine with celebrities venting a little about the invasiveness of paparazzi provided it’s not overdone. Modern celebs are dealing with a whole different ballgame than earlier A-listers were; technology has taken away a fair bit of the limited privacy they had to start with.

    I do like her acknowledgement about watching what she says because her words get proliferated in the media. That points to a self-awareness that even most non-celeb young people don’t always have, so she may actually be all right in the long run if she puts the effort into maintaining that.

  38. MrsNix says:

    I just really like her. For her age, this is about as responsibly reserved as we can expect a young woman with opinions to be with the press. She’s figuring it all out, and she has never come off as a narcissist to me. I like her.

  39. Jules says:

    Yeah, I really liked this interview…I get what Lawrence is talking about and agree completely. I must say, it’s nice to read the comments and find that many are agreeing with her. I think she is handling all of this extremely well…good for her. Btw, looking forward to Mockingjay!. Good to read all the rave reviews that Jennifer Lawrence is recieving.