In case you were wondering if Jennifer Lawrence is ever going to stop being awesome, the answer is probably no. I have never met Jennifer personally (although sometimes I spend too long wondering what it would be like to be BFF soul sistas), but from everything I’ve ever read about her, she seems like she’s one of the most down-to-earth, sweetest, funniest and all around coolest chicks in Hollywood.
Her latest interview, for the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, proves that what I think is pretty much true. It also proves that Jennifer is the best celebrity to interview ever. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but the majority of celebs out there give boring, impersonal answers that barely reveal anything about them to interview questions. Jen’s (I feel like we’re on a nickname level) interviews are consistently funny, real and interesting, whether she’s talking about the best thing about being famous or being all super confident about herself.
So what did she have to say this time? Just a few choice words about acting. Jennifer told Vanity Fair: “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.’”
1000 points to J. Law for this statement, mainly because it’s true but also because I can’t get enough of her self-deprecating humor. Yeah, she’s sort of calling herself out here and saying that her chosen profession is stupid and lame, but when you think about it… she makes a great point.
Despite the fact that I have a probably unhealthy obsession with celebrities, movies and Hollywood in general (I blame the Internet), I’ve always wondered why actors and actresses get so much more cred than teachers or doctors or scientists searching for cures to diseases. I mean, sure, the entertainment industry is huge and our world would be boring without it. But where would we be without those professionals mentioned above? I don’t want to know. It infuriates me that people like Kim Kardashian, who literally does nothing, make millions of dollars a year; but people who are actually making a difference in the world, like volunteer firemen who save lives or teachers who help kids learn, will never see that kind of money in their lifetime.
So, yeah, it’s pretty cool that Jennifer can say something like that. Most celebs are so stuck in their own worlds that I think they actually feel like they’re doing something super important. It’s awesome to see someone like Jen be in touch with reality. Keep giving great interviews, girl.
Do you agree that acting is stupid? Are you a fan of Jennifer Lawrence? Which celeb do you want to be BFF’s with? Tell us in the comments.