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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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