Jennifer Lawrence: “I Call My Mom Sobbing All The Time”

Jennifer Lawrence calls herself “vastly uneducated” in the February issue of Vanity Fair. The 22-year-old actress didn’t go to high school but reads Anna Karenina on her days off. She also says acting is stupid. Read the following excerpts from her interview.

She explains, ““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.’”

However she does get star struck.

“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.”

It seems she finds her own rising star challenging.

She confesses, “I call my mom sobbing all the time. But it’s dealing with the repercussions of no more anonymity. You lose privacy.”

As for where to settle she’s not sure.

Lawrence says, “I love filmmaking. I love acting but I don’t feel married to just being in front of the camera. I’m a nomad. I just looked in New York and I was looking in LA and I can’t figure out where I want to live.”

You can read more of Jennifer’s interview at


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