Jennifer Lawrence is inarguably one of the best-loved stars in Hollywood right now, largely because she seems so much like someone everyone could relate to. When she admitted in her recent interview with Glamour that she would not have had access to birth control were it not for Planned Parenthood, the agency that helps obtain birth control, among other reproductive health benefits, there were several who took to Twitter to express their support for the actress, according to Vox.
— Mic (@micnews) January 5, 2016
happy to welcome J-Law to our club of successful women who have not had pregnancies thanks to Planned Parenthood: https://t.co/VQ6HaqYmZC
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) January 5, 2016
While Jennifer Lawrence did catch some heat for referring to her style of dress as “slutty power lesbian,” a term which she used in her interview with Glamour, it was her views about Planned Parenthood — her interview occurred around the same time as the Planned Parenthood shooting — that had people taking notice as well.
“What harm comes from supplying people with birth control, condoms, Pap smears, and cancer screenings?” she asked her interviewer.
Jennifer Lawrence added that the Planned Parenthood shootings in November 2015 were not an attack on reproductive rights, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. She deemed them an “attack on women.”
As for her comment that her style was “slutty power lesbian,” Jennifer Lawrence was already worried that perhaps the phrase might be a bit offensive to some, and she was right. Some tweets called the actress out for her use of the phrase, and one noted that unless she was one herself, she should not really use the phrase in the first place.
Jennifer Lawrence also noted that she was already quite fulfilled by her work as an actress and did not feel terribly worried by the fact that she currently did not have a partner. She said that while the spark she would feel in finding someone she wanted to date was exciting, she was okay with the spark currently not being there for anyone, as she had plenty on her plate.
“I’m not a lonely person,” she said. “Me not dating someone is not a lack of anything in any way. I feel completely fulfilled.”
Jennifer Lawrence commented about her knack for falling down in random situations and assured the interviewer that this was not something she did intentionally. Most recently, Jennifer Lawrence was called out on the internet for getting her heel caught in her dress and stumbling on the red carpet at the Mockingjay Part 2 premiere in Madrid, Spain, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Jennifer Lawrence also had a few choice ideas for those who might be tired of the fame monster. To be sure, she is likely one of the most photographed actresses on the planet, but that does not mean she doesn’t grow tired of seeing her image plastered everywhere. She said, in jest, that she felt it would be great if actors and actresses could have three months off every year when they did not have to worry about being photographed.
“I would love to be able to control being photographed,” she commented. “Then I wouldn’t have a new headline out today that I wore the same jeans three days in a row.”
Jennifer Lawrence has also garnered headlines for speaking out against the ongoing pay gap between females and males, and she said that she wants to continue to speak out against perceived inequality and issues she feels are important.
“What’s the point in having a voice at all if I’m not going to use it for what I truly believe in?” Jennifer Lawrence asked.
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