Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Being a Celebrity and the Loss of Privacy

Jennifer Lawrence says she didn’t know the deep emotional and even physical toll fame would take. The admission came while the 24-year-old star was promoting the third installment of the blockbuster franchise, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1,’ when she told the Associated Press:
“I knew the paparazzi were going to be a reality in my life. But I didn’t know that I would feel anxiety every time I open my front door, or that being chased by 10 men you don’t know, or being surrounded, feels invasive and makes me feel scared and gets my adrenaline going every day.”
The Oscar winner, who was in New York last weekend with co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson knew that a certain loss of privacy is to be expected with her level of fame. She also understands that sympathy for someone in her position is usually not forthcoming, saying: “Nobody wants to help us because it seems like, you know, ‘Shut up, millionaires!’ ”
She adds: “You can say, ‘This [the paparazzi and invasion of privacy] is part of my job and this is going to be a reality of my life, but what you don’t expect is how your body and how your emotions are going to react to it.”
When she says “There are some things that I couldn’t really prepare for,” Lawrence may well be referring to the recent nude photos scandal, when private shots of her and other celebrities, were hacked and then posted online. The ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actress said what happened to her was a “sex crime” and even told Vanity Fair not long after the episode that even those who viewed the photos online were perpetuating the crime.

Lawrence gave an example of how invasive fame is, describing how she discovered “a team of paparazzi outside that are shooting up into my hotel room. And we can’t ask them to move because they’re on public property. And they can photograph me because I’m a public person or can chase me because I’m a public person.”
She added: “If these laws are going to be in place to protect the press and to protect the paparazzi and to protect the news, then new measures need to be made, because this is an entirely new phenomenon. This didn’t exist 200 years ago.”
Her feelings run very strong on the issue of privacy, and she was quoted as saying: “My belief, and it’s something I am going to work very hard on changing and I hope it changes before I die, is to make it illegal to buy, post or shop a photo that’s been obtained illegally. I have photographers that jump my fence … if somebody jumps my fence and takes a picture through my window of me naked, that’s illegal, but the photos can still be everywhere (online) the next day, and that makes no sense!”
Lawrence’s co-stars supported her views, with Hutcherson noting: “They say, well, this is part of it, you should have known — but you can’t know. You don’t know how hard it is to lose your anonymity until it’s gone. Hemsworth agreed, saying: “There’s really no right reason for that (kind of thing) to be allowed.”
While she’s hoping to stay a good Kentucky girl, genuine and unaffected, Lawrence admits it’s difficult, and is quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying: “Sometimes it’s frustrating. There can be so much backlash for just saying something silly, but then it’s confusing because everybody is like, ‘Don’t change.’ And then even I say to myself, ‘don’t say that’. But I can understand why it is difficult not to change because the entire world around you changes.”

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She gives an example: “Just recently it was my friend’s birthday. I took her out to buy a French bulldog because she always wanted one .I was talking to the guy who owned the dog, we were in his yard and we had friends in common. It was a really great day but I didn’t realise he was taking pictures of me with his phone. Then he sold them online.”
“I just wanted to feel like I could take my friend out and buy her a dog and I don’t want to have to question every person that comes into my life, but then at the same time, I have reason to.”
“So I don’t want to change. But people need to stop being such a*******.”

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  • carl e cook

    oh, well…..shit happens, jennifer lawrence.
    uncomfortable with fame? get a job as a waitress back in kentucky at your local denny’s