Welcome to Jen-Lawrence.Net, this is a fan site dedicated to the Oscar winner actress Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer is probably best known for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" Series. You might also recognize her from "American Hustle", "X-Men: First Class", "Silver Linings Playbook", "Joy", & "Winter's Bone". Please enjoy your visit!
Quotes

[on auditions and meetings] – The miserable ones are the ones where all the girls auditioning are in the same room. There’s no talking in those rooms. I’ve tried. Yesterday I had to do an interview. I was in a horrible mood. I couldn’t think of basic words. I could see my publicist in the background, mouthing things to say. They want you to be likable all the time, and I’m just not.

I’m excited to be seen as sexy. But not slutty.

Where are the Robert Redfords and Paul Newmans of my age group? I love James Franco, but where’s the next James Franco? Where are the hunks who can act?

There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others. I want to build myself.

… I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play. I worry about them-if someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right; they’ll make the character a victim or they’ll make her a villain or they’ll just get it wrong somehow. … When I get like that, anything’s possible.

[on her role in Winter’s Bone (2010)] – I’d have walked on hot coals to get the part. I thought it was the best female role I’d read – ever. I was so impressed by Ree’s tenacity and that she didn’t take no for an answer. For the audition, I had to fly on the redeye to New York and be as ugly as possible. I didn’t wash my hair for a week, I had no makeup on. I looked beat up in there. I think I had icicles hanging from my eyebrows.

When I first got to New York, my feet hit the sidewalk and you’d have thought I was born and raised there. I took over that town. None of my friends took me seriously. I came home and announced, ‘I’m going to move to New York,’ and they were like ‘OK.’ Then when I did, they kept waiting for me to fail and come back. But I knew I wouldn’t. I was like, ‘I’ll show you.’

I never felt like I completely, 100% understood something so well as acting.

I’d like to direct at some point. But I don’t know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I’d be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo.

[on being a sudden sex symbol]: It feels weird. But [it’s] not bad at all.

I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds… I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than look great on screen and look like a scarecrow in real life.

Winter’s Bone (2010) wasn’t a fun, easy movie to make by any means. But I didn’t do it to have fun.

I like when things are hard; I’m very competitive. If something seems difficult or impossible, it interests me.

[on not wanting to be famous] I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, “I’d never want to be that famous”. I can’t imagine how I’d feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium.

I’m doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can’t stand it when actors complain.

I hate saying, ‘I like exercising.’ I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it’s nice being in shape for a movie, because they basically do it all for you. It’s like, ‘Here’s your trainer. This is what you can eat. … I don’t diet. I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?

[on being asked if The Hunger Games (2012) transitioned her too quickly into stardom] – I think about this all the time. But when you get a promotion at your job, you don’t go “That was too fast. Can I stay in the mailroom a while longer?” You take it.

[on posing in an Esquire magazine photo shoot to try and help shake up her public image] A lot of people said, “Oh, now we have a great actress come along and she’s showing her boobs”. But that’s exactly what I had to do so I could keep working. Honestly, that photo shoot is what helped me get “X-Men” [X-Men: First Class (2011)].

There’s just no imagination in Hollywood. I wanted to show people Winter’s Bone (2010) for the performance, but it ended up having the opposite effect. People were like, no, she’s not feminine, she’s not sexual.

[on referring to the characters she’s played in Winter’s Bone (2010) and The Hunger Games (2012)] I don’t know what it is with me and maternal wilderness girls, I just love ’em. Even before “Winter’s Bone”, the first movie I ever did, The Poker House (2008), I was caring for my younger siblings in a tough, dark situation.

[on suffering through school] I always felt dumber than everybody else. I hated it. I hated being inside. I hated being behind a desk. School just kind of killed me.

I think it gets so much easier to let things roll off your back. It’s such a business of hurry up and wait, and if you let it get to you it will drive you absolutely insane. Like, ‘Why was I called in at four in the morning and I haven’t been used until one in the afternoon?’ And ‘Why are we shooting this a million times when we have five other scenes to shoot?’ But you get to the point where you just say ‘This is filmmaking. This is what you get paid for. Everybody is doing the best they can. It’s what you have to live with.’

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