Jennifer Lawrence has had a pretty incredible twelve months. Let’s take a few minutes to recap quickly. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Weirdos started sleeping on her lawn. She finished near the top of a ton of those most beautiful women lists. She filmed American Hustle which could potentially net her another Oscar nomination, and she’s just days away from releasing Hunger Games: Catching Fire. That collective madness would be enough to overwhelm most people, but to Lawrence, it’s all positively normal compared to the world’s response to her recent haircut.
That’s right. During an interview, the actress talked about her wild rise to fame, and she cited the strangest part as the Internet’s crazy, over-the-top reaction to her chopping off her once flowing locks. Here’s the exact quote, as per USA Today…
It’s actually amusing how much truth there is to that statement. Hollywood is like a culture breathing dragon, and as an it girl, what she does is quickly beamed to the rest of the world. Terrorists might be a bit of a stretch, but I’m sure in the middle of bum fuck South America, there were people arguing about whether or not she looks better with short hair. That’s a weird idea to think about from the outside looking in. God only knows how bizarre it must be from the inside out.
In a way, the above quote is a good snapshot analysis for why the world has fallen so hard for this girl. Her thoughts, especially on fame, always seem so incredibly sensible. In truth, many of us would probably be raging monsters if we were suddenly rich and blessed with over-the-moon popularity, but deep down, we would like to believe that we’d continue to laugh at ourselves, make funny little comments about the absurdity of it all and most especially, give interviews like this.
In case you’re the only breathing human being in the Americas who hasn’t gotten a chance to check out J-Law’s shortened hair, I’ve gone ahead and embedded a huge image below, courtesy of her Facebook page. The jury is still out as to whether or not she will elect to keep it that close to her head over the long haul, but regardless of what she decides to do, the more important thing for her is that she keeps that beautiful smile and charming personality.
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