When Jennifer Lawrence is out and about, no one is more visible.
Since she rocketed to the tippity-top tier of Hollywood with her roles in the Hunger Games and X Men franchises and an incredibly fruitful collaborative relationship with David O. Russell that resulted in an Oscar win at 22, few truly A-list stars have compelled more headlines than the frank, filter-less actress from Louisville, Ky.
Her candor, of course, is what has made her one of the more enjoyable, almost relatable big stars who, when she first booked The Hunger Games needed a security escort to get her safely out of a Whole Foods, so many paparazzi had followed her there.
“I kind of struggled with impostor syndrome a little bit, ’cause people were just so, you know…I don’t know, just ‘ah, la la,'” she recalled, describing what it was like going from working actress to all-eyes-on-her practically overnight. (She was on a podcast, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter, but you could still see Lawrence’s eyes rolling.)
Impostor syndrome being, she explained, “where you’re like ‘I don’t belong here and everybody’s lying to me,’ and you feel like you’ve put the wool over everyone’s eyes, and then everyone’s going to find out you’re a huge hack.”
Lawrence, who is turning 28 today, hasn’t ceased being the real deal, but on the other side of that success coin, the side where everyone is thrilled to see you and hang on your every word, lies scrutiny. And since a what-you-see-is-what-you-get vibe has shaped her public persona, her answer lately has been to ensure that you see—and therefore get—much less.
“It’s not healthy to realize how many people are actually looking and listening to you,” she said last November during an installment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. “That is such a mindf–k.”
It’s also one thing when it’s just a bunch of anonymous people picking over what you wear (where’s her coat?!) or what she’s doing (having fun?!). Film critics are a whole other story.
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