Why J.Law Will Never Be An ***hole
Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence talks staying humble and saying yes to the "Hunger Games" role that changed her career.
It's no wonder why the world is full of Jennifer Lawrence fanatics: She's the star of one of the biggest box-office blockbusters in history, The Hunger Games. She's a Best Actress Oscar winner. And she's widely hailed as Hollywood's latest "It Girl."
But one of the biggest reasons millions of fans fawn over Lawrence is because she's stayed down-to-earth. Now the actress is breaking down how she's holds on to her humility amid life in the limelight.
"I just constantly feel so lucky that I don’t really have time to feel cocky," the actress tells U.K.'s Fabulous magazine. "Definitely my family is not the kind of family that would ever let me turn into an a**hole or anything like that, so I am fortunate to have them."
"I was raised to have value for money, to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it," she explains. "That’s why mini-bars are difficult, because it’s like yes, I can afford a $6 Snickers bar, but there’s just something wrong with that. I still drive my same car I’ve been driving for a long time, and I haven’t bought a house yet."
Though Lawrence still sees herself in the same light, the rest of the world sees a famous face. "I don’t ever walk around feeling famous," she says. "I walk around feeling the exact same way I have walked around my entire life, but it’s not until I talk to somebody and see in their eyes that I’m different. It makes me feel weird.”
“I’m more comfortable with people who know me, like my close friends who I have known forever and my family obviously," she continues. "There is kind of a sadness that happens when you look into someone’s eyes and you realize that they’re looking at you a certain way, like you are not really you."
"I’m afraid I’m going to go my whole life being scared like a Chihuahua. It’s not my comfort zone," she says. "Making movies is where I belong. I shouldn’t be heard just talking. So, when I’m doing movies, I’m really happy. That’s where I’m comfortable, that’s my home. When you put me on a red carpet or on a stage, I turn into chihuahua Jennifer... [and] I have no control over what comes out of my mouth."
"I finally talked to my mom," she continues. "I’d only really done indie films before that, and she said: ‘Every time people ask you why you don’t do studio movies, you always say that it’s because you don’t care about the size of the movie, you care about the story and the character. But you’re a hypocrite, because now you have a story and a character that you love, but you’re not saying yes to it because of the size of it.’ So, I said yes, and I haven’t regretted it.”