Jennifer Lawrence covers Glamour, describes her style as ‘slutty power lesbian’

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For a few years, I’ve gone back and forth on Jennifer Lawrence. If you just read the headlines, she can come across as try-hard, perhaps even annoying. But over the past few months, I’ve read so many interviews with her and I just have to admit: she’s a national treasure. Even at her worst, she’s a treasure. Jennifer covers the new issue of Glamour and the interview is SO funny. You have to get into her self-deprecating rhythm, but once you do, you’ll find yourself giggling in spite of yourself. I actually think J.Law is a throwback to another era, like she’s Carole Lombard or Mae West, and she has a sassy one-liner for nearly every situation. Some highlights from the Glamour interview:

Her Kentucky roots: “My cousin and I were talking last night about what we wanted to do with our dead bodies. And I’m like, “I want my ashes scattered on Lake Cumberland.” And when I said it out loud, I was like, “Wow. You really are still rooted in your redneck [ways]. But basically it’s a certain grit. Everything’s very family oriented. Nobody knows or cares about designers. I care! But I didn’t used to.”

Her style: “Slutty power lesbian. That is literally what I say to a stylist. [Laughs.] I don’t know if that’s offensive— first of all, Dior is its own house that’s very feminine and beautiful; this past press tour every dress was just phenomenal. So you don’t see me as a slutty power lesbian on the red carpet a lot, because I’m embodying the Dior woman, which is an honor.… But [also] I’ve got t-ts and an ass. And there are things that are made for skinny people—like a lot of embroidery, or it covers a lot—and those make me look fat. I have to show the lumps. If you have boobs, you have to show, like, “These are boobs. This isn’t cellulite.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

Her wage gap essay: “The women’s pay gap is a real thing that a lot of people don’t know about. It hasn’t been in our consciousness; it wasn’t in mine. I don’t think it was Sony’s fault. I don’t think it was anybody’s fault. I wanted to open up about how my mentality got in my way… Sony’s a business. You’re not gonna give somebody more money if they don’t ask for it. They’ve got to fit a million movie stars into one movie. They’re trying to realistically make this happen. You know, [after the Lenny essay came out] my agent was like, “God, I feel like I look like a terrible agent.” Well, no, because you have to do everything I say. And I said, “Settle.” ’Cause I just wanted to do the movie; it wasn’t about money to me at the time. But all the actors were doing that. None of us were getting our [usual] quotes. But the difference in who was getting a little less, and a lot less, than their quote was very vast. And I wanted to write about how I got in my own way. ’Cause I assume that in negotiating, the men were tough as balls.”

Speaking up about her hacked photos: “If I was quiet, it would have seemed like I was ashamed. And I wasn’t ashamed; I was enraged. Not once have I felt like I “learned a lesson.” I didn’t do anything wrong! Even I’ve defended myself by saying I was in a relationship with a wonderful man for five years. But even if I wasn’t, even if I [just] went on a date with a guy—it doesn’t matter what the situation is. It’s your body. And you can do whatever you want.”

The shooting at Planned Parenthood: “It’s so awful…. It isn’t an attack on abortions; it’s an attack on women. Because Planned Parenthood is so much more [than abortion]. My mom was really religious with me when I was young. She’s not so much anymore. And I wouldn’t have been able to get birth control if it weren’t for Planned P. I wouldn’t have been able to get condoms and birth control and all these things I needed as a normal teenager who was growing up in a Jesus house. And now [gestures widely] I am a successful woman who has not had a pregnancy…But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?”

She’s not misunderstood: “I don’t feel like I’m misunderstood. I feel like I’m over-paid-attention-to. I’m not trying to be a GIF. I’m not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I’m trying to do is act. And I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a f–king lunatic. So if you record what I’m saying, it’s gonna be goofy. What do I do? What do I do? I’m just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking.

[From Glamour]

There are about a million other interesting/funny quotes. She talks about how it’s okay for women to not feel fulfilled by motherhood, she says that Larry David turns her on, she says that she would love nothing more than to be able to go without being photographed for three months, and she would love to be able to stop falling down. I love what she says about the hacked photos, what she says about wage inequality, what she says about Planned Parenthood, all of it. National treasure.

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  1. Moxie Remon says:

    Sorry, but no. Just no.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Sorry, but read the whole interview and LOVED it!!

      She’s a smart woman, that JLaw. Not everyone credits her with that, because they get sidelined with her vulgar humour and don’t see how quick-witted she actually is. But it really comes across in this interview, and she has my respect.

      • Liberty says:

        +1 read it, loved it, too. I remember reading an older SI (I think?) interview she did a few years ago, based around her riding horses and adapting to LA etc — and it was the same — real, and just funny, open, out there. She reminds me SO much of several cool, accomplished, open, outspoken, down to earth and funny friends I have from KY (Louisville) I’ve known since were at the same university, and two from working with them in the arts — so I do not think this is an act. This is how they are too, and they’re great. Anyway, good for her.

      • Alltheway says:

        “She’s a smart woman, that JLaw.”

        The same one who said she’d saved her “rape scream” for a director? I don’t think she’s that smart or good an actress. Some things are really off limits. Others, like saying you’ll pee in the sink to avoid waiting in line, are just ridiculous and unfunny.

      • K2 says:

        She’s said some stupid things, sure. But she’s also said some very smart, and some very inclusive, and some very kind things.

        I don’t get why a girl in her late teens or early 20s can’t say some ridiculous things, and then be held to that for life. Especially when she’s also on record as making some extremely thoughtful and intelligent points, and for speaking out on topics that a lot of women in her shoes just would not.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      It was a no initially but by the end (of this excerpt) I was nodding along. I’m still not a fan girl but honestly, THIS is my only beef with her. She’s boring and immature on her own, however once you give her a topic that has some real depth she tends to actually shine as intelligent and well thought out.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Same here. I go back and forth on her because I often don’t get her style of humor and sometimes she says dumb sh*t. But you know what? That’s on me. She’s human and complex. So I can like her some of the times and other times I just want her to go away.

        Anywho, her last statement made me laugh. Like her or not there’s only one Jennifer Lawrence.

    • Jib says:

      I agree. No. She is insulting with her “slutty power lesbian” nonsense – what does that even mean? Are we all so vacuous we just applaud anything that comes out of celebrities’ mouths? I love this site, but respectfully disagree about her being a national treasure. Many celebrities are a lot smarter and informed and actually say things that make sense. She is not.

      • Grant says:

        How is slutty power lesbian insulting?? It’s funny! And it’s actually an appropriate description given all the low-cut flannel she wears in her personal life.

      • Jib says:

        @grant, I have students and a daughter and I can’t think of many of them who would find “sluttly power lesbian” remotely funny. If they could even figure out what the heck she was talking about.

        Slutty- offensive
        Saying you are like a lesbian, and a “power lesbian” – when she isn’t a lesbian – that would offend most people her age, who seem to be a LOT more enlightened and a lot LESS clueless than she is about social mores. Would it be ok if she, as a white woman, said she dresses like a “slutty power black woman”???

        I think she spends too much time in the gilded, isolated “world of Jen.” And BTW, Anne Hathaway WOULD get crucified if she said this.

      • DesertReal says:

        “The power lesbian” thing is a Sex and the City episode reference. So…
        Try not to take it so personally pearl clutchy “it’s so offensive” crowd. Simmer down.
        The interview was clever, self-deprecating, and hilarious.

      • Jib says:

        @Desertreal, it’s incredibly condescending to tell someone to simmer down and stop the “pearl clutching.” I don’t care if it’s on SATC?

        So I decided to pretend your ageist remark was valid, and I checked with my 21 year old daughter who is a senior in a prestigious art school in NYC. She’s hardly a “pearl clutcher.” She said, “What does that even mean? I think she has some kind of ‘speak before you think’ disability.” Now, before you clutch your pearls, my son has a mild verbal disability, and we are very familiar with how some things like this manifest in someone with a mild case, and that was her take.

        Hilarious, self-depracating and clever? Yes, I guess if your humor is stuck in the 7th grade.

        No pearl clutching from the NYC young woman. Just thought JLaw is an a$$hat.

      • Charlotte15 says:

        @Grant you must be kidding. As Jib said, WTF does “slutty power lesbian” even mean?! It is not funny or clever, it is offensive and tone-deaf.

        I am #teamjib today. It is impossible to even take seriously a commenter who says something as condescending and patronizing as “simmer down” to others.

      • SydneySnider says:

        I’m with Jib.

      • Liv says:

        So Jib you don’t even know what it means but you’re against it no matter what? Maybe because the word lesbian is in it and it must be kind of offensive?

    • Sarah01 says:

      I don’t get the love for jlaw, she’s a average looking girl with mediocre talent. She has no class, is self aware that she talks too much, she’s not goofy just overdoes it.

  2. QQ says:

    I know the Commentariat kinda don’t see it for her but I f*cking LOVE her, a LOT

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t know why people are so annoyed with her, I love her too. I watched her interview with Charlie Rose last night and when she’s not doing a junket or something like that, when you have a serious conversation with her, she comes across as a smart businesswoman. Who is still learning as she goes along. What’s not to love?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It took me awhile to warm up to her, and I still wish she wouldn’t pee in sinks, but I like her, too. She’s smart and she’s growing up and I respect a lot of what she has to say. Some of her humor isn’t that funny to me, but I admire that she can laugh at herself.

    • Pinky Rose says:

      Same she is the best

    • LadyMTL says:

      I love her too! Maybe it’s because she reminds me so much of one of my closest high-school girlfriends, IDK. I just think she’s really smart, funny, and has her shi*t together, and I’d love to hang out with her one night. :P

    • Elle says:

      Me too. She’s interesting/funny/humble/honest. I like her interviews because her comments don’t come across as planned out. She isn’t afraid to be different.

    • Sixer says:

      I gotsta admit, she sets my teeth on edge. I also gotsta admit that I think it is probably my problem, not hers, as when push comes to shove I can’t see what she’s done that’s wrong. Can’t quite work myself out.

      I was a bit miffed when she rolled back on the wage equality thing. Went from a good essay to “oh, it was a fault with me”. No dear; it’s structural. That’s the POINT. If you roll back now and say it’s your own fault, you’re just pleasing the old white men a la Meryl. Other than that though, I can’t think of a single objection.

      Note to self: try to like Jennifer a bit more in 2016.

      • Dara says:

        @Sixer, I’d have to go back and read her essay again, but I never got the feeling she was blaming herself as an individual alone – it was more blaming the system and society at large for telling her from the jump that women should strive to be likeable and shouldn’t be too cut-throat where money is concerned. What she was blaming herself for was not calling bullsh*t on that assumption and sticking up for herself earlier.

        It’s that age-old question, do you think and act a certain way because that’s who you are, or because you were told that’s who you should be by society in general?

      • Sixer says:

        You may be right. I liked the essay; it was her subsequent comments that I didn’t think so much of. But, like I say, I seem to have a bit of an inexplicable downer on the girl and am not even sure why.

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      I’ve always loved her. I really like her movies and I find her to be a refreshingly honest individual in Hollyweird. While so many actors seem so fake, phony and staged (and not just Hollywood actors but the Euros as well), JLaw seems so real – even playing the fool for all to see.

    • chaser says:

      Two thumbs up. One for her, one for this comment.

    • Samtha says:

      I used to love her, but now I’m kind of burnt out on her, I guess. She seems exhausting, and the more interviews I read of hers, the more over her I feel.

  3. tegteg says:

    Just sounds like the same old, same old from her. Meh

  4. Lindy79 says:

    I really wish she hadn’t used the word slutty. I detest that word and it has no positive taking ownership of it message like arguments for other words.

    Like Tina Fey in Mean Girls said, you have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores, it just makes guys think it’s ok to call you sluts and whores.

    • Farhi says:

      Agree. These words are not “cool”, they are demeaning.
      The whole slutty lesbian thing is off-putting.
      And then trying to explain how that and Dior fit together is completely awkward. It is clear she is doing Dior for money and I don’t think that makes Dior happy.

      The girl is smart and talented but needs polish. She is young, maybe it will come.

      • Jbap says:

        If ‘polish’ means becoming boring, then I hope she stays as she is!

      • CornyBlue says:

        I hope Jen joins more franchises so she can drop Dior’s ass. I mean she can now but yunnow if she wants tens of millions for years to come.

    • CornyBlue says:

      She uses a lot of words that are kind of side eye worthy but i feel it comes from a place of not knowing better than genuine offense.

      • Kitten says:

        Agreed.

        I also hate the word “slutty” but when I was her age, I likely used it as casually as she does here.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I don’t like the words “slut” and “wh*re” either, but to me another woman jokingly using terms like ‘ho’ and ‘slutty’ toward herself or as some term of endearment for her and her friends is not the same as using terms like slut/wh*re/hooker/tramp/thot/ho/skank as part of a criticism or to victim-blame. When the words are used as part of a criticism, they’re being used in the patriarchal, misogynistic way that they’re actually intended to be used: to promote discrimination and violence. Plus, when the focus is only on the word itself people forget (sometimes willfully) that you can slut-shame and victim-blame without even using the word “slut”, and you’ll see people pulling the “What so-and -so said can’t be misogynistic because they didn’t literally call a woman a slut” excuse. The weirdest thing is that some of the people (even liberals and feminists) who will get upset about a woman using “bitch”, “slutty”, or “ho” in that joking, re-claiming way practice plenty of their own REAL slut-shaming and victim-blaming without even using the slurs they criticize, or will be apologists for it when it’s not someone they like. So I don’t care for that word either, but do think that HOW someone uses a word and the beliefs they’re spreading/promoting matters most.

      • Farhi says:

        No, it is not. I cringe at blacks using n* word and generally modern music lyrics are full of these demeaning words. To me they are not acceptable because using them makes people desensitized to them. So many lyrics are disrespectful towards the women and young girls are singing them, Not everybody understands the context either.

        If you want people respect you then you have to respect yourself first and calling yourself demeaning names doesn’t really send that message. It is like calling yourself stupid. Sure, people can do it, but they get upset if somebody just takes those words and repeats them back to them.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        @Farhi — That is a really good point about the use of the “n” word and the “we’re taking it back” reasoning. Woman should be able to “take back the slut word” if they want. She is describing herself this way, its not coming from a man. I actually think its pretty funny. I don’t know when everyone lost their sense of humor and bought into the PC ridiculousness that is consuming the nation but I have opted out. People act like it is their god given right to never be offended by anything or anyone. If you believe this you are in for a very rough ride in life.

    • K2 says:

      Isn’t that the point of the slut walks? Or is that my misinterpretation (always possible, I am an old fogey now!).

  5. Penelope says:

    She talks a lot but she’s always entertaining and seems like a genuinely nice and fun person.

  6. Jbap says:

    That interview is just brilliant – every line is a blast.

  7. Lucy says:

    Oh baby girl, how I love thee. Loved what she said about Planned Parenthood, and about her leaked pictures (relationship with a wonderful man, anyone???)

  8. Tiffany27 says:

    I love LOVE what she said about her photo hack. Women can do whatever the f-ck they want with their body.

    • tw says:

      EXACTLY.

    • lithe says:

      Completely agree!!!

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Thank you! Even on this site I was tired of people using, “Wel she has a boy friend.” as some sort of defense.

      Who. F-ing. Cares.

      Her body, her privacy, period.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        I think the reason why people were mentioning a boyfriend is because when the hack happened, there were some people assuming that because she took private nude selfies, that HAS to mean she has “f-cked her way to the top”. Plus, there were some people who don’t sext and who don’t know what narcissism is saying the only reason she would take naked selfies in the first place is because she must have narcissistic personality disorder.

        I totally agree with her pointing out that she did nothing wrong. There was a lot of shaming (and sexist whining about her being a ‘bad role model’) going on over the fact that this grown ass woman would dare take such pictures of her own body. I never understood the logic of people who don’t believe it’s wrong for a woman to have sex or for people to appear naked before a partner, but think it’s ‘immoral’ for a woman to take private nude/semi-nude selfies.

    • Jib says:

      Agreed, and when they store private pictures on a not-private cloud, they can also be hacked and not whine about it.

      I’m 54, not as internet savvy as young people but know enough to not put anything private on the cloud. So much excuse making for this “slutty power lesbian.” And how is that NOT offensive?????

      • INeedANap says:

        @Jib

        She didn’t put them on there, the phone did it for her. When the cloud was first introduced into the iphones, it was an automatic setting a lot of people didn’t know about. And it was not easy to disable; there was not a single toggle or switch to turn it off the uploading.

        A lot of women were victims of Apple pushing a service onto its customers they didn’t want.

      • Jib says:

        @INeedANap, old Polaroids are the way to go. I hope she figured that out. :)

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        @Jib, who wrote: “So much excuse making for this “slutty power lesbian.” And how is that NOT offensive?????”

        Agreed! The only other person who gets this kind of ‘bend over backwards to make excuses for her actions, behavior, and words because she’s down to earth and normal just like me’ is Jennifer Aniston.

  9. V4Real says:

    Ok.. JLaw. The Hollywood conformers have even led you to believe that you have an ass that’s big when I guess compared to Charlize Theron or Carla Delavigne. No honey, JLow has an ass, Jessica Biel has an ass, Beyoncé has an ass. Coco has an ass. You my dear can actually fit some of the clothes that the models wear.

    I still adore you though at times you come off a bit try hard. The Hunger Games are over and I don’t want you to get the Anne Hathaway treatment.

  10. Mark says:

    I’m pretty sure if Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway or Alicia Vikander said their style was ‘slutty power lesbian’, i doubt you’d all be laughing calling her a national treasure.

    And why does she talk about body shaming, she’s the biggest body shamer on the planet. Hear what she has to say about skinny women.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I really really strongly dislike her. Maybe because I’m not as impressed with her acting since Winter’s Bone, maybe because I don’t find her funny. I don’t know. She comes across as a hypocrite quite often.
      I saw her on Graham Norton and she wasn’t all that funny.

      • Katie Oh says:

        You didn’t like her on Graham Norton? I thought she was hilarious! Each to their own, I suppose. But I don’t get a smidgen of hypocrisy from her.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I thought Eddie was much funnier.

      • Llc says:

        Agreed. She is stupid, vulgar, rude, and highly overrated as an actress. Also, she is in no way edgy or cool no matter how hard she tries.

      • Alltheway says:

        The thing that bothers me is that she seems to talk over other guests in interviews. At least she did about two years ago, which was when I last YouTubed her. Does she still do that, with the “I’m the funniest person here” attitude?

    • Jbap says:

      I’m pretty sure J-Law is not in fact the ‘biggest body shamer on the planet’. I think you may be exaggerating there, just a little…

      • Mark says:

        She is look at how many time she’s ripped on skinny women, she’s worst than Ariana grande but she has to apologize

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @Mark: Ariana having to apologize had more to do with her comment about America (which is not something I think an American should have to apologize for) and her licking donuts she didn’t pay for.) Plus her behavior before that.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think comments about how people would react differently if so and so said something are pointless. Of course you take a lot into consideration when you’re processing a remark. The person’s sense of humor, personality, the context, their general level of understanding…everyone isn’t the same and two people can utter the same words and have completely different intentions. If you like someone, you might give them the benefit of the doubt, and if they have been consistent jerks in the past, you might not. So what?

      • Mark says:

        if anne hathaway said it has a joke people would be ripping her

      • Kitten says:

        Absolutely agree, GNAT.

      • Mark says:

        But also you’ve just proved my point, people are biased as hell.

        You’re overanalyzing because you don’t want to bash jlaw

      • Jib says:

        But it’s relevant. I completely agree that if Anne Hathaway had given this interview, people would be ripping her a new one. JLaw can say almost anything and get a pass. I’m not sure why, but maybe she is the Donald Trump of the celebrity world – “Oh, she says what we all are thinking!” Or maybe because the bar is set so low for her with all of the ridiculous things she has talked about in the past?

        She tries to be funny, but if she were in my 12th grade class and spoke out loud about the things she talks publicly about, I’d tell her to keep private things private and tone it down for public consumption.

        She’s classless.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @Mark
        My point is that we are not robots. Yes, we’re biased as hell. So what? In real life do you treat every single person exactly the same? If your best friend, who is always supportive and kind says “nice hair” when your hair looks terrible, you might laugh and say go to hell. If your boss, who is a snarky jackass says the same thing, you might say to yourself “snarky jackass.” It would be stupid to try to treat every person and every comment the same. And by the way, I’m not especially fond of the expression she chose “slutty power lesbian.” I would never use such an expression. But I think she was just joking and I’m not ready to get in a twist about it. And I have called her immature and crass and lots of other things on here. She’s not really my point, nor is your objection to the words she chose. I just don’t see much value in the harping on the discrepancy of reactions to different people. There’s always someone on these threads that complains about it, and I’m just saying I think it’s natural and it’s unrealistic to expect every celebrity to get the exact same reaction every time.

      • Mark says:

        Reply to your second comment:

        See you’re proving my point AGAIN. You are going out of your way to defend when you wouldn’t do it to Anne Hathaway.

        I honestly don’t care about what she said, just that she gets a pass that no other person would, she is so rude, immature and stupid but she gets the biggest pass in the world apart from Donald Trump.

      • Farhi says:

        “she gets the biggest pass in the world apart from Donald Trump. ”

        Lol, very true.

      • Kitten says:

        Mark doesn’t see that he’s playing the same game as everyone else here, just at the opposite end of the spectrum. In other words, if this was an actress Mark liked, he would be giving her a pass. But Mark hates J Law so here he is, negatively commenting on everything she said. Mark, you’re not any different, so why the need to complain about others?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @Mark
        I’m not defending her. Can you read? Where am I defending her? I feel like I’m talking to a wall, so I’m just going to let you continue to miss my point by ten miles. Enjoy.

    • hansy says:

      Yeah but Jen isn’t thin or good looking so apparently that means she’s above criticism.

    • Dangles says:

      Don’t you know that Lawerence does the gross out schtick so us mere mortals can relate to her?

    • Goodnight says:

      THIS is my issue. If Kristen Stewart or Anne Hathaway said the exact, same, identical things they’d be lambasted. This has been my issue with her since she flipped off the press after winning an oscar and the world applauded.

      I don’t dislike J.Law, I just wish people wouldn’t pretend they’re not giving her a pass because they like her. Some people here did, which is great, full credit to you, but a lot of people refuse to admit they’re biased when it comes to her.

  11. CornyBlue says:

    I love her interviews but she photographs better in candids. All the photos look bad. Also wow she has a lot of moles.

    • Dara says:

      I love her moles! Gigi Hadid has them too and so many times I see them get photo-shopped completely away. I want to start a one-woman campaign against mole-shaming. There’s been such an uproar about altering photos to minimize other so-called “flaws”, but this one seems to get overlooked. No one has flawless skin, but moles like that always seems to be the first thing that gets wiped away in photographs – unless you are Cindy Crawford.

    • Nic919 says:

      That is not a lot of moles. It is actually quite normal for people to have that many and more. We are too used to photoshop and forget what normal people and normal skin looks like.

  12. Alex says:

    Typical Jen and I love it. The quotes about PP, wage gap, no being ashamed…you go Jen. And yes what she says is true: she’s a goofy girl that has a lot of attention. Its not going to change and frankly why should she? She’s definitely matured a bit (speaking up about important causes) but she’s still Jen underneath all of that.

  13. FingerBinger says:

    It’s refreshing that Jennifer Lawrence is self aware. She’d be perfect if she stopped the sophomoric humor.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Perhaps, but nobody is perfect. I think I’m going to try an cultivate a bit more live and let live approach for 2016.

    • Dangles says:

      That’s the point. She thinks she’s perfect so she does the gross out humor as a preemptive strike on accusations of being up her self. That’s why it seems so contrived.

  14. Tough Cookie says:

    I’ve never cared for her but this is a great interview and I’m impressed with her comments on Planned Parenthood.

  15. Talie says:

    The dress she’s wearing — that’s how she should always look. Very Clavin Klein, low-key. It makes her pop so much more than Parisian couture.

    • Lindy79 says:

      The best red carpet look she had was that red CK dress for her first Oscars. I agree Dior is not a good fit for her, I’d be shocked if she or they renewed when her contract is up.

      • qwerty says:

        Pretty sure she renewed already, this past yewr I think. A few more years and some crazy amount of money

  16. Minxx says:

    “I’m just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking.”

    I love this, so cute, smart, insightful and still funny. Sometimes I get distracted by her gross comments (I guess I’m too old to find farting, burping etc very funny and endearing) and I still think she’s not a good match with Dior, but she’s really very special, talented and REAL. She seem to always speak her mind and never comes across as a PR creation, pretending to be something she’s not. Good comments on Planned Parenthood too!

    • Original Kay says:

      Yeah…. Might be a good quote if she wasn’t borrowing from Notting Hill.

      • V4Real says:

        You are so right. “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a man, asking him to love her.”

        Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

        Julia Roberts is probably seething in front of a mirror saying ‘that bitch.” LOL….

      • KB says:

        That was the joke.

      • mia girl says:

        I think she was borrowing the line.

      • V4Real says:

        Yeah I get it that she was probably joking and borrowing from that movie but a lot of people probably don’t remember that line. Just like when she won the Oscar and she borrowed from First Wives Club by saying “I beat Meryl. A lot of people didn’t get the joke and it backfired a bit until it was explained.

        Maybe she should stop borrowing movie quotes and come up with her own.

      • Original Kay says:

        What V4Real said. It’s just another way she self depreciates and part of her “ah shucks” image.
        Carefully calculated and as fake as AnnE or Cumby, etc.

    • Farhi says:

      “Sitting on top of the world” would be more like it. ))

      • Mark says:

        Not with a bomb like Joy

      • kate says:

        Joy isn’t a bomb. It’s been out 11 (less internationally) days and it’s not far off making it’s budget back. It will certainly make a profit. For the type of film it is, it’s doing well, especially with Star Wars eating up a lot of moviegoers budgets.

  17. Renee28 says:

    Shrugs. Her appeal is lost on me. She doesn’t come across as witty just annoying. I can only take her in small doses.

    • Original Kay says:

      Me as well.
      One good interview doesn’t undo all the other gross ones, nor does it undo how she treated that reporter at the press junket thing. American hustle won an award or something, and she is particular was very rude to him about his accent.

  18. tw says:

    She doesn’t seem overly photoshopped either, which I love.

  19. Korra says:

    This is a good interview I like that she’s self aware about some things and growing more and more aware of issues outside of herself. She actually sounds much more thoughtful and articulate.

  20. Dan says:

    Not everybody has to love her, but i don’t understand how people can actually hate this human being. Seriously, look at this girl, read her interviews. People like her is so rare in the industry. We see examples of young blow up talents everyday making headlines and being stupid and she was able to main herself level headed. You can see she is grounded and smart. She is not perfect but I think people should at least respect her more.

    • Farhi says:

      I think she is very likeable and charismatic. But I don’t love the persona she presents. This Scarlett O’Hara of the early days.

    • V4Real says:

      I like JLaw. She is still one of my girl crushes but she needs to tone it down a bit.
      But there are other talented young actresses in her age group that you don’t hear acting out as well. She’s not that rare. Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Amanda Seyfried. Keke Palmer, Dakota Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Anna Kendrick. Evan Rachel Wood and Elizabeth Olsen. They might not be at Jennifer’s level but they have all achieved stardom and navigated the business quite well while remaining level headed.

      Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway were very popular at one time and they turned out ok. You didn’t read about them stumbling drunk out of a club or partying too much.

      • Dan says:

        But none of the names you mentioned are really on the same position. They’re all doing fine, but Jennifer is in a unique powerful position. She is also a much bigger target. Everything she says is headline and get dissected. That doesn’t happen with anybody else you mentioned. People forget she still a 25 year old who conquered the industry too fast. She is dealing with it. She deserves respect some don’t give to her. Who knows if some of these young actress would still be the same on her position. We might never know. But i do think this generation of young actress is more level headed which is new really. Hopefully these actress are trailblazer for future generation on the industry. Its nice.

  21. Farhi says:

    Why is it a female actress, even one with an Oscar like JLaw, has to be in her underwear or revealing clothes?
    If women want to have power equal to men then be equal. Have you seen any serious male actors in their underwear on a shoot? No, they are wearing power clothes or designer suits.

    The same with the language – speak like you are a serious grown up woman, not a little girl.

    • Dara says:

      Did you not see the wet t-shirt photo of Matt Bomer on this very website? Or the photoshoot with Fassbender from a few years ago where he was walking nude across the studio? There are plenty of other examples, every male actor of a certain age and fitness level has at some point in his career had to do a shirtless photoshoot, or been photographed soaking wet with a tight shirt clinging strategically to his abs.

      • Farhi says:

        In fact I didn’t until you pointed it out. I don’t find Bomer interesting. I’ve looked at it now. So cheeeeesy.
        I don’t know maybe it is the actors I am looking at , but I never see them in a state of undress. I saw Fassy’s naked shots on tumblr, I think those from a few years ago. I wasn’t amused either. Still it is not a norm in my view. It is not like he is going half dressed in every shoot.

    • ell says:

      it really is depressing though. i wish some of these actresses rebelled against this constant objectification.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      @Farhi: Equality isn’t a dress code though. Every human being in the world could be dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, but that doesn’t mean they’re all treated or viewed the same socially, economically, or politically. And if Jennifer Lawrence and Zendaya are being told that in order to receive basic respect as human beings and equality, they have to ‘earn’ it by dressing modest and “Being Ladies” while Channing Tatum only has to be a good person to get those things because he has a penis, that’s an inequality right there. If women being covered up ladies was the key to global equality, we would have had that centuries ago.

  22. Esther says:

    “my agent was like, “God, I feel like I look like a terrible agent.””

    shouldn’t every agency go out of business after that? i mean they basically left tens of millions of $ on the street each year and they had both the powe and insight to negotiate better for women. how incapable are they in their jobs?

    in the real world you are on your own when it comes to your salary and a company can get rid of you but all the agencies could easily apply pressure and even profit themselves.

    (yes i read that Jlaw told her agent to settle but genereally the agencies must have an interest in every actor and actress making as much money as possible)

  23. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Halfway through this excerpt, from the hacked photos part down THAT’S the only part I found interesting. THAT’S the Jen that I would be HERE for if she was consistently so intellifent and insightful. Instead it’s like 75/25 with 25 being the deep stuff so she’s not my cup of tea.

    I also think it’s kinda lame to say it’s no ones fault, it echoes back to what I wondered about successful white actresses and why they’re so terrified to rock a boat that someone else has filled with stones. THEY paid you less. You could have argued but odds are you’re right, it wouldn’t have worked. You’d have been seen as difficult and slowly blacklisted. Don’t make this about some personal eat, pray, love when it’s about a screwed up system that ALL women (and if not Hollywood, then where else) have to fight against.

  24. go girl says:

    “But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?”

    Why do people always say this about PP? Any clinic could do those things. The issue is, and has always been, abortion . No one is attacking PP because of pap smears, and no one is vehemently supporting PP because of condoms. It’s about abortion.

    • Sochan says:

      Jennifer’s thought processes are clearly influenced by her friends Amy and Lena. That’s fine – we should learn from each other. But I’m officially convinced that Jen is repeating memes and has not arrived at her ideas through independent thought and study. And I’m sick of hearing her poke at the way she was raised and at Kentucky. It’s okay to be different from your family and roots. I am too. But you don’t talk crap about your family and your roots to a major publication and then act like you’re all about privacy and humility and not trying to be anything.

    • Colette says:

      Well what’s wrong with Planned Parenthood for providing safe low cost ABORTIONS ? .Last time I checked Abortion was still legal in this country.If you don’t believe in abortions,don’t have one. I will continue to financially support PP for providing Abortions,pap smears,STD screening and birth control.

      • go girl says:

        Everyone here seems to think I was stating something that is not in agreement with all of your statements. You are preaching to and piling onto the choir.

        There is nothing wrong with PP providing safe abortions. My point is that if PP was a clinic that performed all the services they do now except for abortion, there would not be any controversy at all surrounding its existence.

        Therefore, my point is that even though PP provides many services, to passionately defend the existence of PP is to passionately defend abortion rights and I want people to say it more! No one is shooting up clinics over pap smears. It’s like moving the goal-posts.

      • Alicia says:

        It’s amusing how abortion supporters use the legality of the procedure as evidence of its righteousness (“It’s legal, so it’s totally okay!”). Slavery used to be legal too, so was that also morally just?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Alicia, that’s a straw man argument.

      • Dara says:

        I don’t believe for a second “there would not be any controversy” if PP stopped providing abortions, because they also provide subsidized birth control – something that conservative legislators have already tried to control/restrict from being covered by health care plans – essentially preventing access to them.

      • K2 says:

        Alicia, you can’t compare abortion and slavery with any sort of intellectual honesty. At least, not in the direction you intend.

        Abortion is equivalent to telling someone who can swim to shore with ease, but is being pulled underwater by a total stranger who can’t, that they have to tread water for days in clear view of dangerous sharks to keep that stranger’s head above the waves – or they are a murderer.

        Abortion rights are about bodily autonomy. Ironically, you’d be able to argue that forced birthers are seeking to enforce a form of slavery on women, because slavery is about stealing someone’s bodily autonomy and personal dignity against their will for the benefit of another, too.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      People say that because abortion is only 3% of the services they provide. When people attack PP, even if their focus is the abortion issue, they are still attacking the other 97% of services that include pap smears, the condoms, birth control pills. When you try to remove funding and close clinics, that greatly impacts those services. Yes, other clinics COULD provide those services, but very few do.

      “no one is vehemently supporting PP because of condoms.”
      Speak for yourself, but that does not represent a large number of PP supporters. This one donates because PP was there for me when I was uninsured and needed cancer screenings because of my family’s horrible history with early cancer of the reproductive organs. Support for PP is absolutely not solely “about abortion”.

      • Kitten says:

        PREACH.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        THANK YOU.

      • Alicia says:

        “People say that because abortion is only 3% of the services they provide.”

        That’s still a lot of dead babies.

        And if abortion is such an infinitesimal part of what they actually do, then they have no reason not to stop the practice . . . except for the fact that it’s incredibly lucrative for them (gotta get that blood money).

      • Farhi says:

        @Alicia, you don’t get to control what women do with their bodies. That would actually be slavery.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Well said, Farhi.

        Alicia, why should they stop performing a medical procedure that is still needed by some women? Why do you think you have the right to judge women about the reasons behind their decision to have the procedure? Your comments about it being “lucrative” is beyond absurd. Most of PP’s income comes from reimbursements from governments, whose funds cannot be used for abortions. The second largest amount of PP’s income comes from donations…again, not abortions.

        Why do they not stop the practice? Because they provide MEDICAL CARE for women, and abortions are a part of the medical care that some women need.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @Alicia: Is it equally ‘unrighteous’ to take someone off life support as well?
        Slaves are living people; a cluster of cells has the potential to become a living person. Don’t know about you, but I think the rights of a living person should always come first. If you feel differently, that’s fine, don’t get an abortion. But anyone who shoots up a planned parenthood because they think that makes them “pro-life” and a righteous defender of potential people is proving their pro-life stance to be hypocritical. They show that they think a egg fertilized by sperm is of more value than actual living women, girls, and anyone else they’re targeting. And people’s health, safety, and rights over their own bodies definitely trump (ha ha) religious law. Some 10-year-old girl should not be forced to have a baby just because of what some dude with political power thinks his hypothetical Sky Daddy whispered to his ancestors thousands of years ago.

    • bgl394 says:

      I support PP because when I was young, broke and attending a University with a religious affiliation that did not provide contraceptives through student health services, it is the only place my friends and I could go to obtain medical care and birth control.
      I also support PP because now that I am older, affluent and living in a large urban center, I recognize that even for me, obtaining good health care is expensive, difficult and time-consuming. I also recognize that for many, many, many women access to health care is prohibitively expensive and difficult. PP provides critical services for women who have no other options. I suppose if PP centers closed, other clinics could theoretically take their place. But I wonder how long it would take for such a network of clinics to appear across the country and how many women would suffer in the interim.
      My support for PP has nothing to do with abortion, except that I believe PP helps prevent countless unwanted pregnancies and abortions. [I am actually uncomfortable with abortion. I tentatively do support (somewhat limited) abortion rights, but I am not sure that life doesn't begin at birth, and I don't think I could ever justify having an abortion myself.]

    • Farhi says:

      Abortion is not an issue. Women shouldn’t be forced to have children they are not ready to have. Period.

      • Alicia says:

        “Abortion is not an issue.”

        Cool, tell that to NARAL. :)

      • K2 says:

        Alicia if forced birthers would sit down and allow women to decide what happened to their own bodies, then NARAL would close down. With, I am sure, great delight.

  25. Mira says:

    Jennifer is growing up in public. She says a lot of stupid things but also some smart things like most people in their 20s. Most of the commentators here seem to be in their 30s, 40s and even older and they have impossibly high standards that befits much older women who have lived and learned. I notice the same unforgivable attitude towards several younger women in this site.

    • Liz says:

      This is what I keep thinking… She’s still growing up. If the public knew and judged my every move in my early 20s, I don’t think I would come off looking so good. Smart intelligent women can do stupid things ( like peeing in sinks). At least she’s not locking her self up in an ivory tower. I respect her for that.

    • Hejhej says:

      This. She does say some stupid and sometimes offensive things but she also says many, many smart things and she seems genuine to me about not always being very knowledgeable about what she’s saying. Which is, IMO, fair enough when you consider all the exposure she’s getting. For being one of the most succesful actresses at her age she’s doing quite well IMO.

    • ell says:

      i’m about her age, and yes everyone says stupid things at times even when they’re older, however some of the stuff she comes up is literally down to the fact she talks too much and clearly doesn’t think. she’s one of those people who word vomits.

    • SusanneToo says:

      And there’s another of those blanket observations that pop up so often here. I’m one of those much older women you just condemned and in my slide toward decrepitude some of the things I’ve learned are Live & Let Live, Different Strokes, etc., To Each His Own and Everyone Has His Reasons. I think Jennifer’s great and have followed her since Winter’s Bone. Sometimes she blurts out TMI, but I’ve never heard her say anything mean or vicious. At some point she may become guarded, but I hope she doesn’t become jaded.
      I find many younger posters just as rigid when it comes to one of their fave guys.
      I can get snarky, but I prefer to reserve it for people like the Duggars, the Palins, Trump and their ilk.

      • SusanneToo says:

        I re-read what I wrote and I really sound pompous. What I’m trying to say is that being older doesn’t automatically make one more judgemental. Sometimes it gives you perspective. Thanks.

    • meh says:

      And yet people don’t give this kind of pass to Miley Cyrus who is younger. She’s tagged as a whore, lowlife, drug addict, stupid, trailer trash pond scum by the same people who are giving a pass to JLaw.

      • La La Land says:

        To be fair, what hurt Miley (who has a solid voice, no doubt) was her personality, her PR antics, dumb lyrics … and oh yeah, her ‘artistry’ … and putting her ass up for the world to LITERALLY see. But they’re both close!

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @mira: You bring up a good point.
        @meh: Jennifer doesn’t have as much (or any) history of cultural appropriation, isn’t all try-hard about weed, and her physical appearance choices and dance moves don’t make people clutch their pearls as much.

      • meh says:

        I swear, cultural appropriation was just coined to give people a chance to bitch about Miley Cyrus. Pretty sure Jennifer Lawrence has been outright racist at times.

  26. Sochan says:

    I officially can’t stand her. And I wasn’t always this way. Lord knows I tried to like her, and I rooted for her for a long time.

    • meh says:

      What used to be refreshingly candid has worn thin. She probably is a very cool girl but she’s overexposed at this point and seems to have also gotten more name droppy, mean girlish and full of herself with each promotional tour.

  27. Colette says:

    I don’t like her as an actor but I like her personality.The more I see her interviews,the more I like her.

  28. ell says:

    sometimes i wonder what she and chris goopy martin even talked about. if they talked, that is.

    • Farhi says:

      Or Hoult for that matter. This is why I think this naïve southern belle persona is only for show.

  29. censored says:

    I like her that is all

  30. Caz says:

    I like Lawrence onscreen.

    She’s an example of many PR over exposed celebrities talking far too much about anything & everything. Less is more.

  31. Alltheway says:

    I think she’s extremely overrated as an actress. And for all her I’m-totally-genuine thing, she’s still playing the media game and being liked or disliked.

  32. negave says:

    She’s so annoying.

  33. Dangles says:

    Couldn’t even make it through her quotes.

  34. zoem says:

    Utterly overrated and annoying.

  35. FF says:

    So she farts from both ends. That’s a talent.

  36. Diane says:

    I’m officially over her too. She needs to go away

  37. Naddie says:

    The problem about her it’s not actually on her, it’s how overexposed she is. She’s an adult but a very young adult, there’s so much to learn, so I don’t think we should criticize every bit of stupid thing she says. Even because she’s intellingent and humble enough to compensate it. And oh, she’s way too far from the stupidness of Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Arianna Grande.

  38. Well says:

    Comment from the Daily Mail summed her up perfectly.

    “Girls want to be me, guys want to have me. I’m the genuine, down-to-earth, girl-next-door kinda gal, I couldn’t care less about Hollyweird.and its pressure to be stick thin. I never exercise, never diet and eat junk food 24/7. Oh, and I forgot to say, humility is my biggest quality.”

    To me, she’s the most cynical and least imaginative and most conformist persona Hollywood has had in a starlet in a loooooong time.

  39. Davidh says:

    She’s dumb as a rock, and she has zero appeal.

  40. Nina says:

    Well, I’ve been on the JLaw wagon since always! She is a true feminist. Makes Meryl look really bad… JLaw in just one interview talked about extremely relevant feminist issues without sounding misinformed or out of touch. National treasure!!!