Jennifer Lawrence On Hating Fame: “I Am Just A Normal Girl, A Normal Human Being”

Jennifer Lawrence Vogue

Let’s file this under: “Yet Another Reason Why We All Want To Be BFF’s With J-Law!”

Jennifer Lawrence is everyone’s favorite celebrity “Girl Next Door”, with her sense of self deprecating humor, and fearless acting on-screen.

The thing about her is, that fame doesn’t affect her, nor does being a celebrity drive her ambition in any way. She is dedicated to her passion and her lack of vacations shows it!

She sat down with Vogue magazine to talk about working on The Hunger Games’ 2 sequels and going straight onto the X Men: Days of Future Past after without taking a break.

Before she played her Oscar winning role on David O’Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, no one outside industry circles would have been able to recognize her on the street. Ever since that amazing role alongside Bradley Cooper, she gets mobbed and cannot go incognito anymore. Which she doesn’t exactly love.

“If I were just your average 23-year-old girl,” she says, “and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense.”

“I am just not OK with it,” she says. “It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”

Raised in Louisville, the younger sister of two older brothers, it’s easy to see throughout the whole interview where her easy-going, tomboy-ish nature comes from. Also a good indication of why she is the best actress to play gritty roles, and superhero characters like Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games and Mystique in X Men.

Actress Jodie Foster, who cast and directed her in The Beaver even says “It’s hard for her to be superficial, to be girly and silly and unaware.”

In fact, despite many thinking she was an overnight sensation a few years ago in her breakout role in Winter’s Bone which earned her an oscar nomination, she has been working damn hard at refining her acting since she was 15 and it is paying off. But there are no signs of her slowing down on resting on her laurels anytime soon, if her upcoming features are anything to go by!

“I’m still doing what a 23-year-old should be doing, which is hanging out with my friend and being normal. I still have to put the dishes away. And I still have to listen. When you’ve been doing press for a very long time, you talk about yourself constantly. My biggest fear is that I’m going to take that into the real world.” she tells Vogue’s Jonathan Van Meter.

Her friend and assistant Justine, also echoes to Vogue the same reasons why we all love her: because she isn’t affected by fame.

“It’s because she’s honest. It sounds a little cheesy, but she has a real person’s body, she cusses and says the wrong things on television, and she’s just herself. Literally everyone else is playing the game, but she is not. And I don’t think she’s capable of playing it, frankly.”




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