Jennifer Lawrence Wants Weirdos To Stop Sleeping On Her Lawn
By Mack Rawden 2013-08-12 09:17:13
Jennifer Lawrence projects an honesty and an easiness when she’s on camera. She comes off like a woman destined to be a movie star or a theater actress or, if she was out of options, an emcee at a roller rink. She just has that relatable personality and vibrant, eye-turning energy, but away from the bright lights, she, much to her chagrin, doesn’t possess any special personality quirks that make her comfortable with having her personal privacy violated. In fact, she’s decidedly uncomfortable with it.
Unfortunately, everywhere Lawrence goes, she’s followed around and gawked at like a star. Others in her position have told her to essentially man up and get used to it, but at least for the time being, she has no interest in doing that. Here’s what she told Vogue during a recent interview…
“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. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense. I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”
The road to making an honest point about the downsides of celebrity is always littered with numerous potential pitfalls. For reasons that are very understandable, most people aren’t overly enthused about listening to pampered millionaires talk about their issues with being celebrities, but in some cases, especially those related to personal security, they can actually have good points. It would be extremely unnerving to wake up in the morning and see Hunger Games fans just sitting on your lawn. The target demographic might be high schoolers, but there are a lot of creepy men who are into those movies too. She doesn't want those dudes sleeping on her lawn, nor would I.
No doubt Lawrence has every reason to be pissed off and uncomfortable about experiences like the one outlined above, but at some point, she’s still going to have to learn to ignore the situations that aren’t actual threats. If a celeb lets every single weird encounter with fans or the paparazzi get under their skin, he or she risks turning into Alec Baldwin, whose notorious distaste for the press only seems to attract more press. That being said, the creepiest of the creepy still need to be reported to authorities.
Later this year, you can catch Lawrence in the sequel to Hunger Games, Catching Fire. It’ll hit theaters on November 22 and assumedly, turn the A-list actress into an even bigger star and an even bigger target for weirdos.