18 Times Jennifer Lawrence Was Beautifully, Brutally Honest

by Jasmine Gordon

18 Times Jennifer Lawrence Was Beautifully, Brutally Honest

Literally everyone wishes that Jennifer Lawrence was a member of their real-life girl squad. Whether it’s her thoughts on McDonald’s cheeseburgers or the pay gap in Hollywood, Lawrence is always outspoken about her opinions. Join us as we count down 18 times J.Law was delightfully opinionated.


She Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due



Despite being considered a fashion icon, Lawrence makes it clear that she’s not behind many of her gorgeous outfits. She says, “I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals.”


She Won’t Starve to Fit In



You won’t find Jennifer Lawrence living off celery, even the week before she walks the red carpet. She says, “I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting, and I like the way I look … I’d rather look a little chubby on-camera and look like a person in real life.”


She Doesn’t Consider Herself a Hero



Despite her incredible success in film, Jennifer Lawrence definitely wouldn’t consider herself a hero. She says, “I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives … I’m making movies. It’s stupid.”


She Loves Katniss As Much As You Do!



Jennifer Lawrence may not think that acting is the most heroic profession, but she takes it seriously. She confessed that she’s thrilled to play Katniss in the Hunger Games films, saying “I don’t take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role.”


She Knows She’s Lucky



It turns out, one of Lawrence’s greatest fears is taking her success for granted. She’s grateful that she’s financially successful, and says she’s glad “I can live very freely and do something I love … I tell my friends to slap me if they ever think I’m getting full of myself.”


She Wants to Define Her Path



Lawrence isn’t shy about expressing how much hard work and self-reliance matter to her, stating, “There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others.” It’s no surprise that she says “I want to build myself.”


She Believes Young Women Need Role Models



While it can’t be easy to have millions of eyes on you, Lawrence makes it look effortless. She has acknowledged the importance of body-positive role models for young women, stating her goal in the Hunger Games was “to look fit and strong.”


She’s Aware of the Side Effects of Fame



Jennifer Lawrence admits that she doesn’t hate being a public figure, but she has some words of advice for other aspiring stars. “Don’t be an idiot, do a sex tape, do drugs. And go to Whole Foods when your movie opens.”


Her Favorite Films Aren’t Artsy



We’re all entitled to a few guilty pleasures, and Jennifer Lawrence is the first to admit she loves certain films enough to watch them on repeat. Her favorites include Dumb and Dumber; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; There’s Something about Mary; and Bridget Jones’s Diary.


She Doesn’t Worry about Mean GIrls



Jennifer Lawrence has a pretty direct approach to dealing with haters, which are plentiful for public figures. “Don’t worry about the bitches—that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”


She’s Probably Not Wearing Pants



J. Law is brutally honest about how she spends her free time, saying, “If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.”


She’s Anti-Bullying



She thinks the media should take responsibility for the negative ways that they often talk about people. She has stated, “If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”


She Knows Being a Star Isn’t All Glamour



When you become famous, weird things start to happen that you wouldn’t really think of. J. Law has dished on the less-than-fun aspects of being famous, saying, “If I were just your average 23-year-old girl 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.”


She’s Confident



Jennifer Lawrence will tell you to keep at your ambition and never back down. “Even as far back as I started acting at 14, I know I’ve never considered failure,” she says.


On Suffering from Anxiety



Lawrence is one of the few stars who are honest about the stress associated with being the subject of public attention, saying, “I feel like I’m in the eye of the hurricane right now … it’s my anxiety over the movie … I feel like I got a ticket to go to another planet, and I’m moving there and there’s no turning back, and I don’t know if I’m going to like that other planet or have friends there. It’s daunting.”


On Birth Control



In a recent interview, Lawrence was very vocal about her support for Planned Parenthood, saying “But seriously. What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?”


On Being Clumsy



If you’ve ever wondered whether Lawrence’s tendency to fall flat on her face at awards shows is all an act, she insists she really is that clumsy. She once said, “I spilled milk this morning. Last night I spilled red wine all over the rug. All I want to be able to do is just walk from one place to another without falling! It’s so annoying, honestly.”


On Why She’s Not on Instagram



J. Law is one of the few stars who don’t use social media. She doesn’t plan to change that anytime soon, saying, “That’s more exposure—that’s just more me. I want less me. I want people to have less me.”