Jennifer Lawrence Named ‘EW’s 2015 Entertainer Of The Year

Jennifer Lawrence rose to fame by playing the part of Katniss Everdeen in the action-packed trilogy The Hunger Games. Since then, Lawrence has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, which is why Entertainment Weekly has named the 25-year-old actor their 2015 Entertainer of the Year.

Although most people know Lawrence from The Hunger Games, it was her Oscar-nominated role in Winter’s Bone that got her on the map. Since then, she has gone on to be cast in several leading roles including Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013). Lawrence has also been busy with her role as Mystique in the X-Men series, which she first portrayed last year in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Mystique will also appear in the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse film, due out in 2016.

The first installment of The Hunger Games came out in 2012, and Lawrence’s fierce bow-wielding character Katniss was an instant fan favorite. She later went on to film the second film Catching Fire and the first and second part of the third installment Mockingjay. The saga has been a huge part of Jennifer’s life for several years now, and she recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how she felt about that part of her life finally coming to a close.

“It’s crazy,” Lawrence told the magazine. “I signed on to these projects when I was 20 years old. I remember being like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be 25 when I’m finished. It seemed so far away.”

“It does feel over,” she continued. “It didn’t for a while and I didn’t think it would ever sink in, but it has now. It feels over. And that’s okay. It’s okay to move on.”

Jennifer’s most recent work is a collaboration with director David O. Russell, who she previously worked with on Silver Linings Playbook for which she took home the Best Actress Oscar and American Hustle for which she was again nominated. The pair have been working on a new film called Joy.

“David and I will never, ever, ever, ever not do movies together,” she said. “I love him so much that sometimes I can’t talk about him without tearing up. Look! I’m tearing up. I understand every look, every eyeball move, every word he says or doesn’t say. We were made for each other.”

Russell apparently feels the same way about Lawrence, and had nothing but nice things to say about the Oscar-winning actress.

“Jen’s the same person, this girl from Kentucky who is becoming a woman,” he said. “I’ve gotten the privilege of watching that. That’s also the story of this movie. It’s a lot for a 25-year-old. But it’s happening. Jennifer is really finding her own voice.”

While Lawrence has enjoyed being in the spotlight, she admits it does come with its costs, therefore she keeps her circle small.

“I can speak from personal experience. People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money,” she explained. “People feel less guilty because it’s like stealing a Snickers from [drug store] Duane Reade. People forget about the personal drain or attack that you feel.”

“I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f*** out of my life,” she added. “My bulls*** detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bulls*** me. Everything in my life has to be real.”

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