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Jennifer Lawrence: 'There Is Zero Reason to be Intimidated By Me'

Jennifer Lawrence: 'There Is Zero Reason to be Intimidated By Me'

Jennifer Lawrence takes the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s May 2016 issue, on newsstands April 19.

Here’s what the 25-year-old Oscar winner had to share with the mag…

On the reaction to her pay equality essay: “I had no idea it was going to blow up like that. And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn’t pay attention to the positive feedback. My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it’s hard to see your kid take criticism. But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don’t really care what those people think…I try not to be too sensitive to the ‘poor rich girl’ jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That’s what I’m talking about.”

On feminism: “I don’t know why that word is so scary to people; it shouldn’t be, because it just means equality. If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don’t have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We’re empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.”

On if she has a type: “I don’t think so because patterns are the work of the devil. If I think about all of my ex-boyfriends, they are all so uncomparable.”

On people being intimidated by her: “I can feel people sometimes are intimidated by me, but I try to do the best I can to offset that. There is zero reason to be intimidated by me. At all. But I also understand it.”

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Credit: Mario Sorrenti/Harpers Bazaar
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  • lele

    Is she nuts? What did she mean by ” i did not pay intention to the positive feedback” she mean she does not care about all who supported her like hr co-star Bradley Cooper?

  • zuzuspetals

    I love her. She is simply fabulous.

  • Last Mile

    Its edited version, in the actual interview, she meant that is because her parents are not happy with her talking about all these issues because of the backlash that can happen to their daughter…etc

  • lele

    She said ” the positive feedback” her parents reaction is something different

  • Mischa

    Blah blah, another self-important celebrity.

  • Lala

    She’s a one in a million kind of girl ! I love her!

  • Kaitlyn

    “But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men”

    No, many people criticizing her were upset that she feels she deserves equal pay to veteran actors who had far more experience, talent and screen time. Gender is irrelevant. Christian Bale and Amy Adams are on a higher echelon of talent than Lawrence and have proved it by playing a wider variety of roles (rather than the same cry face in every single film) and she thinks she deserves equal pay. (Pay that was negotiated by HER agent)

    Jennifer Lawrence entire career is at the benefit of being cast with talented actors. And then she goes on to slam them and publicly make THEIR pay checks public news?

    So, yes. People should be intimidated by her because she has far more power than she deserves or can responsibly handle.

  • Domino

    So true. I had not thought about it that way, I agree 100%!

  • Silly People

    Are they using a standard form for all print interviews with actresses now? First ask about pay equity and then ask about feminism. Perhaps people criticized her essay because an actress who gets paid millions complaining about not getting paid as many millions as the guy in the movie sounds out of touch and that essay is not going to do anything to help improve working conditions for regular women who get paid regular salaries. Not to mention that the Hollywood salary issue is not as simple as everyone should be paid the same. Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t in American Hustle for very long. Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper had double the screen time she did in that film. Why should she make as much as they did for doing half the work?

  • Silly People

    Great comment. And you can actually look up the movie stats for how much screen time each actor has. Jennifer Lawrence had 20 minutes. Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper all had more than double the screen time she did. It’s not as simple as everyone should be paid the same. She did half the work, she got less pay, which is fair. Amy Adams would have a valid reason for being upset about what she was paid. Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t.

  • damian gonzales

    this woman is the narcissism in his maxime expression.

  • Camila C.S. Oliveira

    Her parents are right. I can’t stand celebrities who go all political. I used to be a big fan but now I’m just annoyed with her.

  • miau

    This woman is just stunning and if she’s narcissistic…well,who can blame her…