Jennifer Lawrence: ‘People Feel Less Guilty Taking From You’!!!
In the new Entertainment Weekly Mag, Hunger Games and Joy star Jennifer Lawrence opens up about having more money, Jenifer Lawrence: ‘People Feel Less Guilty Taking From You’.
Its only been five years since J Law made her mark in film with Winter’s Bone, which was the movie that proved she was a true up and coming in Hollywood. The next year Jennifer appeared in Like Crazy, followed by the Jodie Foster Mel Gibson film The Beaver. But it was X-Men: First Class that put her on the map. She portrays the younger Raven / Mystique, originally played by Rebecca Romijn in the 2000 Marvel film, X Men.
It was The Hunger Games that catapulted her to household name and superstar celebrity. For Lawrence, fame came like a tidal wave, but she’s the muse to director David O. Russell.
The truly funny and silly and “real”, Jennifer, who has now been dubber Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year for 2015 opened up on how time, fame and having money has changed her surroundings and the people around her.
She alludes “People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money.”
CelebNMusic247.com has some highlights from the interview with EW:
Being part of two franchises:
“It’s crazy. I signed on to these projects when I was 20 years old. I remember being like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be 25 when I’m finished. It seemed so far away.”
Saying goodbye to Katniss:
“It does feel over. It didn’t for a while and I didn’t think it would ever sink in, but it has now. It feels over. And that’s okay. It’s okay to move on.”
Working with David O. Russell:
“David and I will never, ever, ever, ever not do movies together. I love him so much that sometimes I can’t talk about him without tearing up. Look! I’m tearing up. I understand every look, every eyeball move, every word he says or doesn’t say. We were made for each other.”
The problem with squading in Hollywood:
“People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money. People feel less guilty taking from you because it’s like stealing a Snickers from Duane Reade [drugstore]. People forget about the personal drain or attack that you feel. I have a very small circle [of friends]. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f— out of my life. My bulls— detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bulls— me. Everything in my life has to be real.”
Her wage gap essay:
“Some news show called my essay a ‘bratty display’ and I was like, thank you for proving my point. Would you have called a man a brat? I was very clear: My problems are not relatable. This is not about money. I don’t need money, I have plenty of money, I’m already overpaid. What I was trying to write about was how my own mentality was getting in my own way…It is harder for a woman to be blunt than a man. It just is. We’re not victims because we have vaginas – we need to push through that idea. I feel like I’ve stopped all that bullsh–. I say exactly what I mean. I can see that it takes people aback at first, but then they see that’s how you operate: straightforwardly. It’s about being assertive with your voice and not being ashamed.”
The best thing to happen to her all year:
“The best thing that happened this year was when my friend Amy [Schumer] and I got so drunk that we ended up on the top of Billy Joel’s piano. So just to explain further we were on Piano Man’s piano…She was like, ‘If you try to leave I’ll grab onto you and keep grabbing onto you until the end of the song so just stay.’ And that was really cool because she didn’t have to share that piano with me.”
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