Jennifer Lawrence on fame

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Talking to Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is always a treat, as she’s the rare young actress who talks frankly and honestly about whatever she feels like without a hint of media training.

Here are some pearls of wisdom from our latest chat with the “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hunger Games” star.

On adjusting to stardom:

“I feel so bad for Emma Stone because she’s where I was a few months ago. When it first happens it’s horrible because your entire life flips upside down and the entire planet starts treating you differently, and it’s really hard to adjust and get used to, but then you get through it. People told me that it would come in waves, and they were right. I texted Emma yesterday and I was like, ‘I’m walking down Rodeo Drive. Nothing!’ And she was like, ‘The audacity!’ (laughs) But yeah, there are bad days and there are good days.”

On what she’s learned from Bradley Cooper:

“He was the one who told me I can’t go to Whole Foods [anymore], and I tested it and he was totally right. The paparazzi, they’re like at every Whole Foods, it’s insane. I had to say goodbye to Whole Foods. It’s fine, I can get friends to get my groceries. I dipped my foot in the water and I was like, ‘You know what, you buy me groceries. I don’t want Whole Foods to call the police again.’”

On trying to gain weight for “Silver Linings Playbook”:

“I was supposed to, but I was also dancing two hours a day. I kept trying to explain that to [director] David [O. Russell], because he was like, ‘You’re not getting fatter.’ I had a Philly cheesesteak I think every day. They’re on every street corner and they’re delicious. And then at the end when I finally slowed down the dancing, it was like, ‘Yeah, I’m looking pretty good, right? Look at this.’ And then David’s like, ‘Yeah, you’re going to be in a tube-top.’”

On trying to stay grounded:

“I still want the same life that I grew up with. I still want a family, a normal family. I will have to make a couple of adjustments [because of my career]. I’m at peace with myself because I think that maybe not having to deal with years of rejection at such a young age — I think that could definitely be damaging. I can’t imagine letting my young child go through something like that. There were times when I was doing a movie once that was really emotionally hard for me, and I was just praying that I wouldn’t have a daughter and praying that she wouldn’t want to be an actress because it’s hard.”

On avoiding her last will and testament:

“I’m supposed to have to do that. My business managers — my somebodies — are telling me to do that just in case I die. It’s a really morbid thought. I’m working on it. I haven’t signed anything. For some reason I’m really avoiding it, because I feel like as soon as I sign it I’m going to die, so I’m like, ‘I don’t know, let’s keep a couple of things open.’”


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