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
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
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."