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Jennifer Lawrence says she feels 'slaughtered' on red carpet

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Just last week, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence proclaimed that she'd rather look healthy in real life than look perfect onscreen. But with all of her big talk about confidence and body image, Lawrence still admits that walking the red carpet can make her feel victimized and "slaughtered."

She shares her thoughts on the Hollywood machine and celeb worship in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

On her chosen career: "Not to sound rude, but (acting) is stupid. Everybody's like, 'How can you remain with a level head?' And I'm like, 'Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies. It's stupid.'"

On meeting her idols: "Once I'm obsessed with somebody, I'm terrified of them instantly. I'm not scared of them - I'm scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher's face and said, 'Not now, Bill!,' and I just stared at Meryl Streep. ... I just creepily stared at her."

On walking the red carpet: "It's uncomfortable having to pose when people are shouting at you and the next day you just get slaughtered. You walk out there and go, 'Hate me!' "

On finding purpose in acting: "I read the script, and it was the first time I had that feeling like I understand this. This is the first time I've ever understood anything. I was 14. And my brothers were star athletes. And one of them was a straight-A student. I always felt like I sucked at everything, that I could never find the thing that I liked. I auditioned and I probably sucked, but I had decided 100 percent that this is what I wanted to do."

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