Jennifer Lawrence: “I Was Angry” About Being Famous
Jennifer Lawrence admits in a new interview that she didn’t initially react well to becoming famous following the success of The Hunger Games, revealing that the subsequent lack of privacy made her “angry.”
While discussing her upcoming movie, Mockingjay – Part 2, the final film in the Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence was asked by Entertainment Weekly about being suddenly thrust into superstar status following the release of the first movie. “The whole world starts looking at you differently,” she says. The actress confesses she would get “really emotional just trying to get a coffee,” because “everybody was reacting and it made me feel alienated.” She even says, “I didn’t feel a part of humanity in this weird way.”
Lawrence continues, “I was angry for a long time,” citing the inability to “drive without being followed.” She adds, “I should have the right to not be photographed, especially when you’re going to put my picture next to a story that came out of f—ing nowhere.” The actress, however, has now learned to cope with the baggage that A-list stardom brings.
“I feel like I just don’t have the energy for that anymore,” she says. “I’ve got such a great life and such a great job. There are some s—ty things that come along with it, but you know, whatever.” Tell Gossip Cop what you think about Jennifer Lawrence’s take on fame.