Jennifer Lawrence won our hearts when she starred as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise 4 years ago. Despite winning an Oscar for her role in for “Silver Linings Playbook” and becoming Hollywood’s “It Girl”, the 25-year-old actress has remained refreshingly modest and authentic.
Glamour magazine described their latest cover story with Jennifer Lawrence as “no-filter, no-BS” interview, where she weighed in on the gender bias in Hollywood, the infamous pay gap letter, her famous friends, and her dating life.
Of course, being under the public’s microscope constantly has its downside. It’s wishful thinking, to say the least, but Jennifer wishes she could take a time out from being famous. Say, 3 months?
“It’s my three months off. You can’t photograph me. I would love to be able to control being photographed. I wouldn’t have a new headline out today that I wore the same jeans three days in a row,” she said.
“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. So if you record what I’m saying, it’s gonna be goofy. What do I do? I’m just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking,” she continued.
Jennifer has been busy promoting her new movie, “Joy”, in which she plays the title character who realised her own capabilities and rose to become the founder of a powerful business dynasty.
Similarly in her real life, the “Joy” actress has been able to turn the spotlight on the double standards actresses faced in regards to their wage gap. She recalled that the essay penned in Lena Dunham’s newsletter “Lenny“ wasn’t an easy decision.
“It was so personal that it was scary.… I keep going back and forth on being opinionated. I completely agree when there are actors who say, “Actors should stay out of politics. We’re not politicians.” (And) my business is based on everybody buying tickets and seeing my movie.… It’s not smart, businesswise, to be opinionated. But then what’s the point in having a voice at all if I’m not going to use it for what I truly believe in?”, she asked.
Scary as that may be, Jennifer is living proof that a female actress is capable of carrying an action film when she broke multiple records with the success of the “The Hunger Games” franchise.
“As women we don’t know we’re at a deficit because we have vaginas. It wasn’t until they had a headline like, “Even though she’s a woman!” And I was like, Oh. I didn’t know to be looking out for that. How did this wittle vagina manage that? I carried a whooole movie. How did I do it, getting a period once a month?”, she said jokingly.
Jokes aside, Jennifer added, “I think there was this studio mentality for a long time that women and girls can relate to a male hero, but boys and men can’t relate to a female hero. But that’s simply not true. And so we’ve fortunately proved that.”
Raised in Kentucky, Jennifer knew at an early age that she wanted to moved to New York and be an actress. Initially her parents did not approved of her Hollywood plans but she “just wouldn’t shut up about it”. Eventually they gave in.
“My mom always says she wanted me to fail so that I could come home, because not failing meant me being in New York. She lost a daughter, really, at 14. I mean, she’s very proud of me. She got on board when she saw how happy it made me. Because I knew. Emma Stone and I – we stayed up until, like, six in the morning talking about it the other night,” she said.
Speaking of Emma Stone, the two went out on a dinner date with Adele late last year. “I love Emma. She cracks me up; she’s so “theatre”. She’s so adorable. Adele and I are a bit harsher; Emma’s never had a bad thought about anybody in her life. It’s so weird; I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends—my friends that don’t give a f**k about what I do,” the actress recalled.
Jennifer also revealed to Glamour that she has been single for quite some time now because she’s picky. “I feel a spark very, very rarely. And it’s really only about spark for me. I don’t meet a lot of guys who I want to go on a date with. I’ll find a guy attractive maybe once a year. But I’m not a lonely person,” she said.
She explained, “Me not dating someone is not a lack of anything in any way. I feel completely fulfilled. Yes, when I spark with someone, it’s exciting, but I definitely don’t need that.”
Besides, who needs a boyfriend when the “Girl On Fire” is busy conquering Hollywood one movie at a time. Plus, she has her own girl squad too y’all!