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Jennifer Lawrence Covers Vanity Fair

Jennifer Lawrence, Vanity FairIn a mere six years, Jennifer Lawrence has blazed past every marker of Hollywood stardom, with no sign of slowing down: next month’s science-fiction romance Passengers will be followed by movies with Steven Spielberg, Adam McKay, and Darren Aronofsky. In unreal circumstances, Lawrence is learning to assert herself as a real person, whether that means equal pay, privacy, or never being a bridesmaid again.

The bar of the Plaza Athénée, an elegant Upper East Side hotel, is empty save for an elderly French couple sipping Bordeaux at two P.M. when in bursts a tall blonde crackling with energy. It is Jennifer Lawrence, wearing a black cashmere sweater, jeans ripped at the knee, and black boots, her platinum hair chopped into a chic bob. Delicate gold jewelry circles her wrists, neck, and fingers, and her most pronounced accessory, a security team, looms nearby.

She orders tea and explains, “I am playing a ballerina in my next movie, so my first step is not drinking alcohol for every meal of the day. Obviously I’m still drinking every day,” she adds, in the same engaging, infectious manner America has come to love.

While most millennials are navigating student debt and entry-level employment, Lawrence, who turned 26 in August, hasn’t so much achieved the Hollywood dream as crushed and re-invented it by blazing an unprecedented career trajectory. In the past five years, she has won an Oscar (in 2013, for Silver Linings Playbook), earned three additional nominations (for Winter’s Bone, American Hustle, and Joy), collected three Golden Globes, gone full superhero in the $4-billion-grossing X-Men series, and fronted the nearly $3-billion-grossing Hunger Games franchise. With her next film, Passengers, Sony’s science-fiction romance, opening December 21, Lawrence has joined Julia Roberts in an elite league of actresses who have commanded $20 million for a movie. (Lawrence will also reportedly receive 30 percent of the film’s profits after it breaks even.) While Roberts reached this paycheck peak when she was 32 (for Erin Brockovich), Lawrence has already done so, a mere six years after skyrocketing out of obscurity. (For additional perspective, Passengers marks Lawrence’s 20th film, while Meryl Streep did not appear on-screen in a feature film until she was 28.) Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence Writes About the Election: A Letter to Young Women

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Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, if you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned? This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected, are white men.

I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this? It’s a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves. We shouldn’t blame anyone, we shouldn’t riot in the streets. We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past.

If you’re worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it. If you’re worried about racial violence, love your neighbor more than you’ve ever tried to before — no matter what they believe or who they voted for. If you’re afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it.

If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say. I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future.

We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was. But we mustn’t be defeated. We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail. And like Hillary, it might not work.

But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers Harpers Bazaar

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It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Jennifer Lawrence is the mayor of New York’s Greenwich Hotel. Sure, Robert De Niro owns it, but Lawrence owns it. Sitting on a corner couch, with her tiny dog, Pippi, running around the room, she is as at home as is possible when you’re an Oscar-winning movie star orbited by guests at a Manhattan hotel.

As is now legend, Lawrence is a talker. “I was thinking we should start in silence,” I say, presenting her with the challenge of a lifetime. “No!” she yelps. “That would make me want to talk more than anything. All of a sudden a million words would flood into my head.” She looks genuinely panicked.
Lawrence is in town for a few days before heading to Montreal to finish shooting X-Men: Apocalypse, out this month. She tries to be a low-key presence in New York, but the city finds her anyway. A couple of nights earlier, on Valentine’s Day, she went out for dinner in Brooklyn with her friend comic Aziz Ansari. Lawrence’s dinners — Adele! Emma Stone! — and friends — Amy Schumer! Lena Dunham! — are manna for media heaven, but this one was special order. According to breathless tabloid reports, Lawrence ate a “sandwich dipped in ketchup.” (“Um, a sandwich dipped in ketchup is a cheeseburger,” she observes.) “It was the one night I could see Aziz. For Valentine’s he got me a stuffed animal, and I got him a ‘That’s So Raven’ Valentine’s Day card.” Continue reading

Jennifer Lawrence Donates $2 Million to Children’s Hospital

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence has announced a $2 million donation to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The donation will go towards the creation of a new wing for the hospital.

“Hi, I’m Jennifer Lawrence,” Lawrence said in a video announcing the donation. “I’m excited to announce we will be establishing the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital. As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children.”

The hospital said the new wing will “feature private rooms dedicated to children recovering from heart procedures, open heart surgery including heart transplant, heart failure and other conditions requiring intensive care.”

There will also be 14 beds for families to stay with their children while they receive treatment.

“We are equally thankful that she has put her trust in the outstanding work taking place at Kosair Children’s Hospital every day by challenging the community to join her in support of our heart care program,” the division president on Women’s and Children’s Services at Kosair Children’s Hospital, said in a press release.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kosair Children's Hospital
Lawrence has made an annual holiday visit to spend time with sick children in the hospital for the last three years.

“My family and I have met so many wonderful children on our visits to the hospital,” Lawrence said. “Their strength and courage is inspiring.”

Lawrence’s mother spoke about the donation.

“I’m so happy that we and she is able … to help another family,” Karen Lawrence said. “It’s just giving from your heart.”

Jennifer Lawrence is best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series.

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers Glamour

Jennifer Lawrence, GlamourJennifer Lawrence covers the February 2016 issue of Glamour.

On her public persona: “I don’t feel like I’m misunderstood. I feel like I’m over-paid-attention-to. I’m not trying to be a GIF. I’m not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I’m trying to do is act. And I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a fucking lunatic. So if you record what I’m saying, it’s gonna be goofy. What do I do? What do I do? I’m just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking.”


On being a klutz:
“I spilled milk this morning. Last night I spilled red wine all over the rug. All I want to be able to do is just walk from one place to another without falling! It’s so annoying, honestly. And now I’ve gone from the charming, like, ‘Oh my God, whoops, I fell’ — now it really pisses me off. Cause it’s embarrassing now. So now I fall, and I’m like, ‘Stop looking at me! Don’t take a picture!’ When I fell the second year at the Oscars, I was just like, ‘Fuck.’ Cause I would think the same exact thing. I know it looks like a gag. It’s really, really not.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Glamour
On pursuing acting: “My mom always says she… wanted me to fail so that I could come home, because not failing meant me being in New York. She lost a daughter, really, at 14. I mean, she’s very proud of me. She got on board when she saw how happy it made me. Because I knew. Emma Stone and I — we stayed up until, like, six in the morning talking about it the other night. We both were just like, ‘I just knew.'” Continue reading

Jennifer Lawrence Covers Vogue

Jennifer Lawrence, VogueJennifer Lawrence covers the December 2015 issue of Vogue, where she is promoting Joy, her new film with frequent collaborators David O.Russell, Bradley Cooper, and Robert DeNiro.

On her breakup with Nicholas Hoult: “These movies had been my life for so long and they had to come first in everything. I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and that was my life. So my life was this person and these movies and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, ‘Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?’”

On marriage: “I don’t know if I ever will get married and I’m O.K. with that. I don’t feel that I need anything to complete me. I love meeting people, men, women, whatever, I love people coming into your life and bringing something.”

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers Entertainment Weekly

Jennifer Lawrence, Entertainment WeeklyJennifer Lawrence covers the new Entertainment Weekly issue as the 2015 Entertainer of the Year.

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Sitting down with the publication, Lawrence opens up about life after her rise to immense fame, how she’s learned to protect herself and where she sees her career headed in the future now that The Hunger Games are officially behind her.

“I can speak from personal experience. People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money,” she explains. “People feel less guilty because it’s like stealing a Snickers from Duane Reade [drugstore]. People forget about the personal drain or attack that you feel.”

For this reason, J.Law has tightened up her group of friends and those she lets into her life.

“I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the fuck out of my life,” she admits candidly. “My bullshit detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bullshit me. Everything in my life has to be real.”

Part of that small group includes some of her co-stars from The Hunger Games movies, which Lawrence admits has been a little difficult to move on from after the final film hit theaters last week.

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Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Working Together on New Film

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are teaming up for a film, according to the New York Times.

“Amy and I were creatively made for each other,” Lawrence said to The New York Times in a recent interview. “We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing Trainwreck.”

The pair are writing a screenplay that they will film together, playing sisters.

“We’re almost done writing,” Lawrence said. “It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”

Lawrence and Schumer only met recently, and vacationed together in Martha’s Vineyard earlier this summer.
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“I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck and said, ‘I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you,'” Lawrence said. “We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting. … We really hit it off, to say the least.”

Lawrence texted Schumer during her interview with the Times, informing Schumer that she had accidentally leaked the news.

“I wrote, ‘I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?'” Lawrence said. “And Amy wrote back, ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!'”

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Jennifer Lawrence Buys House In Beverly Hills

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence recently purchased a new home in Beverly Hills, California. She paid $8.225 million dollars for the 5,500 square ft home. The home is located in a gated community that is the home to other celebrities, according to Variety.

Jessica Simpson, Paul Hogan and Ellen DeGeneres are all previous owners of the home. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 baths, as well as marble floors and French-style molding. There are also patios and terraces in the yard, including a walled entry courtyard with a flagstone patio and a koi-filled lily pond.

Some of Lawrence’s neighbors include music executive Guy Oseary, the new manager of U2, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

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Woman Wednesday – Jennifer Lawrence

This week, I’m reposting the third Women Wednesday, as it featured Jennifer Lawrence. Considering the invasion of privacy that has occurred, I thought it appropriate to focus on the real reason she is famous, which has nothing to do with her personal photos, but with her talent and personality, as well as the work she does to help others, including through her own foundation, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation.

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