It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the world’s most beloved Hollywood actresses. Talented, charismatic, and outspoken, it’s no wonder she’s star. As an award show darling, she has cursed, flipped (the bird), and tripped her way into the hearts of fans and the award judges.
Having won a slew of awards in the past few years, it’s no surprise she recently took home yet another Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for the David O’Russell film Joy. She seemed to be having a drama-free evening until she went backstage for a post-award-win press interview. A video of the interview documents an awkward interaction between Lawrence and the reporter. Now that the video has gone viral, has her “America’s sweetheart” status being called into question?
The exchange between her and the reporter begins with a slightly unprepared question and things go downhill from there. Here is the transcript discussion between Lawrence and the unnamed reporter via Entertainment Tonight.
Reporter: How do you see yourself for the Oscars night?
Lawrence: “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone bro.”
Lawrence: “You just can’t do that. You gotta live in the now, you know?”
Reporter: “Oh, sorry! (Laughs) How do you see yourself for the Oscar night, and how was working—”
Lawrence: “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.”
The tone in which Jennifer addressed the reporter has fans split down the middle, with some thinking she was just joking.
Then he asked about the Oscars when we were at the Golden Globes. Jennifer Lawrence wasn't rude at all. She just wanted him to be present.— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
Why do people mistake Jennifer Lawrence's sarcasm as being rude? It's all clearly sarcasm.— cam IS READY ➰ (@jnnnferlawrence) December 19, 2015
Others were convinced she was purposely being rude.
I find Jennifer Lawrence to be rude. Her calling the reporter out for using his phone was not cool. He may have been looking at notes, J-Law— Caine Gardner (@cainegardner) January 11, 2016
jennifer lawrence calling out the reporter reading a question off his phone was so rude and uncalled for. she's not cute, she's rude.— muir (@cIarkelexas) January 11, 2016
This is not the first time Lawrence has been vocal when annoyed about something. She has been particularly vocal about the pay wage gap between Hollywood actors and actresses, calling it unfair.
At this year’s Golden Globes, she got on stage with gal-pal Amy Schumer, and during the routine, Lawrence called out people in the audience on their cell phones.
Earlier this year, Page Six reports that on the set of the film Joy, Lawrence got into a screaming match with director David O’ Russell (Lawrence has since denied the claim).
At the 2013 Oscar show, she tripped and fell in her gown (this being the second time that has happened). While on-stage, she called out Jared Leto for laughing and being on the phone during her speech, “Why are you laughing?! What is so funny?! I’m still watching you!”
With the incidents piling up, fans and even some celebrities are questioning whether her “nice” attitude is genuine or if wondering its all a facade to disguise bratty behavior.
Actress Chloe Sevigny stated in V Magazine, “Jennifer Lawrence I find annoying. Too crass.”
After her fall at the 2014 Academy awards, Jared Leto took a jab at Jennifer Lawrence in a Thursday, March 6 interview with Access Hollywood, saying, “I wonder if it’s a bit of an act.”
Sounds like he’s implying that her “comedy” antics are for attention or to gain more fans.
In two and a half years, Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the most powerful, influential, and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She accomplished this all by the age of 25, and she has the awards to prove she has earned that title. What happened at the Golden Globes seems to have the overwhelming majority of people slamming her for her response to the reporter, demanding she apologize. Maybe she has hit a breaking point and doesn’t care about being called America’s sweetheart anymore. Maybe Jennifer Lawrence simply doesn’t care about what others think her, what she says, or what she does.
There has been no word from Jennifer Lawrence or her publicist about the incident.
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