Jennifer Lawrence is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence helms a blockbuster juggernaut about to release its third of four installments, and she appears in another franchise that is just as big. At just shy of 25, Lawrence has an Oscar. Yet, to hear her tell it, she wasn’t prepared for the fame and attention she’s received. During recent interviews to promote her new movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Lawrence said she was unprepared for the physical and emotional toll it’s taken on her.
“… I didn’t know that I would feel anxiety every time I open my front door, or that being chased by 10 men you don’t know, or being surrounded, feels invasive and makes me feel scared and gets my adrenaline going every day.”
Lawrence was at the center of the celebrity nude photo scandal dubbed the “Fappening,” in which nude photographs were hacked from a purportedly secure cloud server and posted to the internet. The invasion enraged Lawrence, who called it a sex crime. If Lawrence expected her strong words to deter curious fans or paparazzi, she was mistaken.
In an interview, Lawrence described checking into a hotel room and opening a window to discover multiple photographers snapping photos of her without her permission.
“And we can’t ask them to move,” she says, “because they’re on public property. And they can photograph me because I’m a public person or can chase me because I’m a public person.”
Everything in Lawrence’s life is fodder, including her recent alleged relationship with 37-year-old Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and her awkward on-screen kisses with co-star Liam Hemsworth.
The Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutchinson agreed with Lawrence.
“They say, well, this is part of it, you should have known — but you can’t know. You don’t know how hard it is to lose your anonymity until it’s gone,” Hutchinson said.
With one more The Hunger Games movie due for release next year, and X Men: Apocalypse due out sometime after that, Lawrence isn’t likely to get the privacy she so desires anytime soon. But she may be doing her best to keep part of herself private anyway. In a BBC1 radio interview, Lawrence said she doesn’t have Twitter, and has no plans to get it.
“It’s because the Internet has scorned me so much that I feel like it’s that girl in high school that I’m like, ‘Oh, you want to talk about her? Yeah I’ll do that!’ Take my hoops off, I’m ready to go.”