Recently, Brits took to the polls to determine who they believe would make the best political leaders out of several celebrities. Celebs who topped the list included British-born soccer icon David Beckham, Harry Potter actress and UN ambassador Emma Watson, and a slew of others. However, it was America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list.
The traits that were attributed to the 25-year-old list topper, which caused Lawrence to come out ahead, include the star’s honesty, strong personality, and genuine nature. Additional celebs who were considered as front-runners included Sylvester Stallone, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey — he’s not as murderous and sinister as the character he plays on the hit show — along with Idris Elba.
Newsweek relays the opinions of actual United States presidential candidates, especially one who is constantly making headlines for controversial reasons.
“With the U.S. presidential elections taking place in November, interestingly Britons say they wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in an election. Just one in 20 (5 percent) of those who took part in the poll felt he would make a good leader.”
In regards to the lovely and purposeful British actress Emma Watson, many have a high opinion of the star for her campaigning for the United Nations, yet she also has a large percentage of naysayers who are not fans of her ambitions, and “female empowerment strategies,” As Morning News USA shares.
“Even though Watson’s feminist campaign is widely appreciated, there are also some who cannot stand her female empowerment strategies. Still, the actress does not care. Esquirereported that The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ actress made a strong statement about some critics’ comments that her feminism has become ‘a growing cancer.’ She said she does not mind what people call her, no matter how negative.”
The vocal and advocate for female empowerment shared that fact that she is not at all affected by criticism hurled her way due to her beliefs and desire for change. The news outlet reminds of the beauty’s reply to the negativity and is adamant that she will not back down.
“We are not supposed to talk about money, because people will think you’re ‘difficult’ or a ‘diva.’ But there’s a willingness now to be like, ‘Fine. Call me a ‘diva’, call me a ‘feminazi’, call me ‘difficult’, call me a ‘First World feminist’, call me whatever you want. It’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing and make sure that the right thing happens.”
Jennifer Lawrence is also clear that she is not backing down from drawing attention to the lack of equality in Hollywood when it comes to pay. The gender pay gap has been a hot topic for the 25-year-old, and the Oscar winner has even gone so far as to pen an essay sharing her frustrations on the issue, which was also met with a mix of support and criticism.
Jennifer’s words, regardless as to how they came across to some, were poignant and personal to her own experience, which is one of those traits that make her a great candidate for a political leader — she’s genuine. Lawrence’s words in Lenny are commendable at the very least.
“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable!…I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard. Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper all fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals for themselves. If anything, I’m sure they were commended for being fierce and tactical, while I was busy worrying about coming across as a brat and not getting my fair share. Again, this might have NOTHING to do with my vagina, but I wasn’t completely wrong when another leaked Sony email revealed a producer referring to a fellow lead actress in a negotiation as a ‘spoiled brat.’ For some reason, I just can’t picture someone saying that about a man.”
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