Jennifer Lawrence is Already Your Imaginary Best Friend… Here’s What’s Next

We see advocacy in her future

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Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the world premiere of "The Hunger Games : Catching Fire" in London
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Cast member Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the world premiere of "The Hunger Games : Catching Fire" at Leicester Square in London November 11, 2013.

With Friday’s release of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence stands in an even brighter spotlight than usual — a place which she inhabits simultaneously with grace and adorably awkward relatability.

Although the 23-year-old box office sensation already has an Academy Award that she tripped up the Dolby Theatre’s stairs to receive and is Hollywood’s highest paid actor under 30, she hasn’t let her success go to her head. “Why would I ever get cocky?” Lawrence asked in February’s Vanity Fair. “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.”

So what’s next for the Lawrence? While she will certainly continue to prove herself in both comedic and dramatic roles, the star may expand her public persona in taking on advocacy roles. Lawrence has been outspoken regarding the unhealthy expectations Hollywood puts on actresses’ weight and appearances. Admitting that she has been told to lose weight or get fired, she says that it’s something she just won’t do. Lawrence is not only sick of our Fashion Police bullying culture but has said that “I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner’…I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong—not thin and underfed.” She could easily turn her role as a healthy living advocate into a broader platform.

5 comments
Soulice
Soulice

The link to this article said the title was "Jennifer Lawrence should be Wonder Woman" and.....nope.  Doesn't fit the physical persona at all.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Lawrence is an exceptional actress - she was golden in "Winter's Bone" - and seems like a grounded young woman. I hope she stays that way. It looks like she's too intelligent and cool-headed to Miley-out . She's classier than most actors.

MSD2178
MSD2178

Just watched her on John Stewart. Looks like acting is not her only skill. She was a complete riot. To come back so quickly to all of John's remarks and in such a quirky manner is truly endearing.

buffalo.barnes102
buffalo.barnes102

This young lady seems to have her head screwed firmly on her shoulders. Let's see if she can keep it there. Hollywood tends to scorn those that won't play the game. Now, can someone stop Jennifer Aniston from making anymore movies?

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