Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue
A few weeks ago, I was getting coffee at a laundromat. And this guy came up to me and said he wanted to thank me for Silver Linings because it helped his family understand him. That’s why we made this movie. My job here is done.
When I’m not working, I am the laziest person. I can literally lie on a couch and watch television for 15 hours. I hate people who say, “Oh, I’m addicted to working out.” I just want to punch those people in the face.
“She’s so stupid! She doesn’t even know how to behave in public! I hate her so much. She better quit acting and learn how to smile more!”
“Oh my god, she’s so awesome. She’s perfect, please have another oscar for your life and all the choices you make! I LOVE YOU!”
Do you see, where the problem in humanity is?
I really do like my girl Jennifer Lawrence, but it’s super weird to me that so much of tumblr holds her up as the personification of this site and then boo hisses Kristen Stewart who has just a good a claim on that title. They’re both about the same amount of awkward, they’ve both said problematic shit, they both have equal difficulty dressing themselves sometimes (because if people are gonna diss Kristen’s fashion, shit, I saw the dior pantsuit Jennifer wore to the Silver Linings’ premier, and it was the first time that I’ve ever literally whispered “oh sweetie no” at my laptop screen). Kristen Stewart’s getting shat on for being injured while Jennifer Lawrence falling gets a standing ovation, and I just. Don’t. Get it. Like at all.
I’m not saying that if you like one you have to like the other, but it seems to me that Jennifer’s basically the socially acceptable form of awkward that involves a lot of smiling and genuine enjoyment of what is happening and is really just quirky while Kristen’s the other kind of awkward, the actually awkward kind of awkward where it’s uncomfortable and weird and off-putting because she’s so keenly aware of how much everyone is going to judge her, and it just seems like a website full of awkward motherfuckers like us should be overflowing with sympathy for her.
At the age of 22 years old, Miss Jennifer Shrader Lawrence has accumulated 53 awards and 51 nominations. This milestone at such a young age includes two Academy Award accolades (one win and one nomination), two Golden Globe accolades (one win and one nomination), two Screen Actors Guild accolades (one win and one nomination) and one BAFTA nomination. Being a woman that acts with a flick of a switch, we have already seen her as a tough-as-nails sister, a young women headlining a rebellion against a tyrannical government, a recovering sex-addict, a risque shapeshifter and to be soon seen as: a psychopathic wife hellbent on murder. Her acting abilities do not stop there. In reality, across the globe, she is her normal funny/no shit self. She signs autographs, she’s nice to fans, she’s hilarious in almost situation, she LOVES TO EAT and she is a up and coming model for young women.
I personally love Jennifer Lawrence. Despite all the awards, all the glamour, all the money, she has not changed. She smiles even though she’s not a fan of fame and just deals with it. She’s a strong, independent woman who deserves all of this and I (and I know I’m not alone) cannot wait to watch her light up the screen in whatever role she wants to do.
“Oh my gosh this is incredible, thank you so much. I want to thank MTV, I’ll explain that. I earned my card, when I was 14 I did an MTV promo for my super sweet 16. I remember getting it in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life because it officially made me a professional actor which, put me in the same category as all of you. And now I have a naked statue which means some of you voted for me. And that is an indescribable feeling. So thank you.”
-Jennifer Lawrence, SAG Awards 2013