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Jennifer Lawrence

Open Post: Here’s Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Campaign + TGIF!

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These images have been floating around for the past couple of days, I’m aware (before one of you undoubtedly points out how you saw this on such-and-such site earlier this week), but considering it’s a lovely Friday evening and Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful, does any of that really matter? No, no it doesn’t. Especially since this isn’t really a post about Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior campaign, but rather an “open post” where you can discuss what you like (so long as that’s not, like, mass murder or child pornography or something awful).

What’s everyone up to this weekend? Are there any good movies out? My most exciting piece of news is that I took my air conditioner (window unit) out today and am now living on fresh air alone. Fall is really coming!

That’s all I’ve got, but talk amongst yourselves, etc. I know a lot of you have often referenced the sense of community you felt with each other here, so this is an open forum to do your thing (not that you can’t in other posts, but you get my drift).

Join the Club: Jennifer Lawrence Had a Shitty Childhood

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Alright, hands up – did anyone here have an amazing childhood that was fully of joy and harmony and zero pain and awkwardness? Please, if that’s the case, let me know. I feel like everyone had a shitty childhood/adolescence – obviously to varying degrees – but you grow up, get some therapy if necessary and work on being a well-adjusted human being that puts good things into the world. Jennifer Lawrence has managed to do this, despite dealing with anxiety and depression and shit as a youngster. Roll the tape, girl.

From Vogue:

Given her intensity, it does not come as a surprise that Lawrence describes her childhood as an “unhappy” one—exceptional, excitable, hot-wired kids are often misunderstood and full of anxiety. Lawrence herself was so anxious that her parents found her a therapist. “I was a weirdo,” she says. “I wasn’t picked on or anything. And I wasn’t smarter than the other kids; that’s not why I didn’t fit in. I’ve always just had this weird anxiety. I hated recess. I didn’t like field trips. Parties really stressed me out. And,” she adds, “I had a very different sense of humor.” I ask Lawrence how that manifested itself in, say, junior high. She launches into several tales as examples. Like the time she decided it would be funny to jump out of the emergency exit of a moving school bus; or the time she thought it would be really funny to announce to the entire seventh grade that she wet the bed; or this: “My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your hair cut on a cruise. And I had, like, this blonde curly ‘fro, and I walked into the gym the first day back in seventh grade and everyone was staring at me, and for some reason I thought, I know what I need to do! And I just started sprinting from one end of the gym to the other, and I thought it was hilarious. But nobody else at that age really did. It was genuinely weird.”

That just seems slightly awkward, not necessarily awful. It’s not like she had no food to eat, was homeless, abused, etc. (I’m assuming, of course – I doubt she’d be talking about that in an interview with a magazine.) We all got shit haircuts. I remember crying on the phone to my friend Tenna in 6th grade after a particularly bad one, sobbing about how I looked like a freak and everyone was going to make fun of me. No one did, but that shit was traumatic nonetheless.

Tee Hee: Jennifer Lawrence Is Super Awkward Around Celebrities

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Jennifer Lawrence is basically everyone’s BFF or the girl they wish was their BFF or their girlfriend or a combination of the two or BASICALLY SHE IS LOVED BY EVERYONE. Even I love her – I think she’s a great actress, she seems pretty chill and she’s not afraid to be a bit of a dork. However, I worry for her because I feel like she could fall into the ever-popular trap of being so praised for being “quirky” that she plays that characteristic up to remain loved/continue getting positive attention and reenforcement.

Take this interview with Extra, for example (start the vid at 2:30) – Jennifer has chatted about The Hunger Games, and some of her co-stars in the film have also praised her talent and how great she is, etc. Then, Extra is talking to Jeff Bridges and Jennifer freaks her beans and comes running over, gushing over him and how much she loves The Big Lebowski and all that. Jeff Bridges is a cool dude (one might say THE Dude…. yeaaaaaahhhh!) and takes it all pretty well, even though she asks him his favourite movie he’s ever been in and he starts talking about seeing someone else’s movie. Then he sorta gives her an up and down “I’d fuck you if you were into it” look as he tells her it’s good to see her and she sorta trots off with her assistant. I mean… whatever.

F-ck Off, Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is someone everyone loves and I don’t have anything against her, but this humblebrag she dropped really annoyed me. Or kind of annoyed me, honestly it’s not possible for Jennifer Lawrence to say anything that would really annoy me, she’s pretty harmless.

Anyway, she told Access Hollywood that she gave her Oscar to her parents. Which is very sweet. Except that her reason wasn’t. From Daily Mail:

My parents took it back to Kentucky, because I felt odd having it on display in my house. If anybody’s coming over to my house, I didn’t want them to remember that. Just kind of puts a weird energy out.

It’s the “weird energy” thing that gets me. Like she’s talking about a haunted ventriloquist dummy instead of one of the biggest honors an actor could ever receive. And it wasn’t like she said, “This is for you, mom and dad, for always supporting me” — it’s more of, “ew, take this.”

I think I’m cranky because I’m hungry. Again, it’s not like this is a horrible thing she said or that I’m genuinely angry. Anyone else get where I’m coming from or am I just bonkers?

Shailene Woodley Got Some Advice from Jennifer Lawrence For Her Own Dystopian Teen Film

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I loved Divergent and the follow-up, Insurgent – it’s a great YA dystopian book series by Veronica Roth in the vein of The Hunger Games (and only successful because of it). So of course they’re making a movie of it, because when the consumer seems to like something, we have to be sold 5,000 versions of it no matter how poor they are, how overloaded we are or anything. People will pay for it, and money rules everything, blah blah.

In any case, I’m not against a Divergent movie – but I am absolutely against Shailene Woodley, the chick who was cut from Spider-Man and whose claim to fame is that ABC Family show about teen pregnancy, playing the lead character, Tris. Tris is written as a strong, bad-ass female who is fearless and whose strength and courage allow her to not only go against her family’s grain but to fight a much larger enemy. I know Jennifer Lawrence can’t star in two franchises, but I could see her as Tris, for sure. I cannot see Shailene Woodley as Tris, and yet… she is. Ugh.

The point of this story is obviously that Shailene counted on Jennifer for some advice when approaching her role, which Jennifer graciously gave. She told reporters at Comic-Con (via DS):

“Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with Divergent. I asked her how her life has changed, going from small independent movies to something as big as Hunger Games, and she gave me really beautiful advice which I really appreciated.”

I gotta say, I particularly worry about Shailene in this role because she doesn’t seem to “get it”. She told reporters a while back that Tris is nothing like Katniss because Tris isn’t a “bad ass”. Uh, yes she is. She has to leave her entire family and go against her family’s traditional faction in order to be true to herself and then learn to fight, go against enemies… why am I talking about this? This movie will probably be shit, and that’s a shame.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Stalker Has Been Arrested

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Jennifer Lawrence is sort of universally recognised as amazing at this point, so of course she has a stalker. Even f-cking Clay Aiken has a stalker. Anyway, some 23-year-old bro has been harassing Jennifer’s brother Blaine and finally, police arrested his crazy ass.

From The New York Daily News:

A Canadian man is facing charges that he stalked the brother of Jennifer Lawrence after authorities say he repeatedly insisted that the man put him in touch with the Oscar-winning actress so he could protect her, according to court documents.

Zhao Han Cong, 23, of Vancouver, British Columbia, was ordered Friday to remain held until he could undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if the case against him can proceed.

FBI agents in Louisville charged Cong on Monday with interstate stalking and repeated harassing phone communications. Lawrence is a native of Louisville.

Cong’s attorney, public defender Donald J. Meier, requested the psychiatric exam. Meier didn’t cite any specific behavior in making the request, though prosecutors did not object. Cong has not yet entered a plea.

FBI Special Agent Richard Boswell III wrote in an affidavit that Cong started contacting “B.L.,” who is identified in a related state court record as the actress’ brother Blaine Lawrence, on April 4. Lawrence received numerous phone calls and text messages from “Ted” on his work cell phone at 2 a.m., Boswell wrote. Boswell said “Ted” was later identified as Cong.

The phone calls and text messages came from numbers with area codes in California and Colorado but were later traced to Cong.

I can’t with people. First of all, anyone desperate enough to start stalking a celebrity (and/or their family members) has a mental issue, 100%. Normal people do not do that. Normal people are like, “Damn, JLaw is fine and she’s so funny! I wish we were BFFs! Ah, well, let me watch Silver Linings Playbook again” and then they move on with their lives. Nutsos like Cong take shit to the next level of insanity with crap like this.

This Is A Joke, Right? Jennifer Lawrence Blue And Practically Naked For X-Men

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Jennifer Lawrence calls herself “fat” for Hollywood, but is proud of her body (as she should be!) Here’s something to refresh your memory, in case you don’t remember this comment of hers. From EW.com:

In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.

Oh, girl, that’s mean. But she may not be saying about this about herself if not for idiots like Manohla Dargis of The New York Times who said,

A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.

Really sorry she didn’t Christian Bale it for you (talkin’ bout The Machinist). Also in the books Katniss was described as strong despite the lack of food because she would illegally hunt everyday for more food and –oh my God, listen to me, I’m gonna stop right here, I am NOT going to be the person who gets really into defending The Hunger Games.

The super cool Jeffrey Wells of Hollwood Elsewhere said she was “too big” for her male costar, adding,

She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) [...]

Cool, now let’s ask Jennifer Lawrence what she thought of you in that hotel room.

Then we have the awesome Justin Chang of Variety who said,

Hunger, the one constant in Katniss’ hard-scrabble life, barely even seems to register.

This is a snarky way of saying, “Fatass.” And it’s all so ridiculous because she used to model for Abercrombie & Fitch so how fat could she really be, considering we know how they feel about fat people?

What’s my damn point in sharing all of this? Because the lovely Lawrence clearly listened to this bullshit and lost all of her GROSS DISGUSTING FAT to slim down to play Mystique for the new X-Men movie.

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If anything her former Hunger Games physique is perfect for Mystique, as the character is a mighty SUPER HERO. Then again, I get why Ms. Lawrence would feel pressure to slim down as her goddamn costume is PRACTICALLY NOTHING.

Look, I get it: this is how the Mystique character looks. Mystique is blue. But this is f-cking bullshit. In the comic book, Mystique actually wear clothes, and Hollywood can make the decision to say, hey, this is a reboot, let’s try something different, let’s not have our lead actress be practically naked in this one (Rebecca Romijn being the first naked Mystique). You never see male stars in ANYTHING like this. Like why don’t we see Spider-Man rocking a bulge in his skintight outfit but we practically see Jennifer Lawrence’s vagina?

You’re all going to argue with me and tell me I’m wrong anyway, so go for it.

Fun tidbit: January Jones was not invited back to reprise her character of Emma Frost for this film, and rumor is it’s because she had an affair with the director, Bryan Singer. Oh, and look, they managed to figure out a way to get her in sexy underwear for her role:

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I’m sure it was crucial for the story.

I’ll get this started for you: “You’re taking this way too seriously” “You’re oversensitive” “It’s just a movie” “You’re probably ugly and/or jealous” “Ugh, why does everyone have to make everything a big deal” “I come here for celebrity gossip not for stuff like this I’m leaving” etc etc.