Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? Originally hailing from Kentucky, Lawrence quickly took Hollywood by storm, due to her exceptional acting skills and quirky personality. With her breakthrough role as a poverty-stricken teenager in the acclaimed Winter’s Bone, she wowed critics and audiences worldwide. Continuing her success, Lawrence has since starred in a variety of movies that beautifully showcase her versatility as an actress. Often being described as ‘authentic’ and ‘very real’, Lawrence has actually had no training whatsoever, preferring to ‘study regular people’. From the X-Men fan favorite Mystique, to the well loved character of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lawrence has even earned herself four Academy Award nominations, taking the prize home once for Silver Linings Playbook.
Seemingly just as popular off screen as she is on, Lawrence has been applauded world wide for her vocal support of women’s right. A keen advocate for feminism and gender equality, she is also the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which supports a number of charitable organisations throughout the world. Smart, sassy and down to earth, Lawrence has a likability factor that not only attracts men but also women. Named as one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world in 2013, she has often been cited as one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, not to mention most beautiful. So, to celebrate such a breath of fresh air within an industry that can sometimes be extremely false and overpowering, here are 15 photos of Jennifer Lawrence smashing life.
15. She Likes Her Food
With it a rare sight in Hollywood to see famous actresses eating , let alone enjoying it, Lawrence breaks all stereotypes when it comes to her love of all things unhealthy. Pictured a number of times stuffing her face, Lawrence has no problem in admitting her extreme eating habits. From expressing her sadness to not being able to eat the award she was given, to eating pizza at the Academy Awards, Lawrence’s infatuation with food is also extremely relatable. In fact, Lawrence is so obsessed with junk food that she routinely name drops the concept during every interview, once joking that it has become somewhat of a motivation when filming. That’s right, she once claimed, “that’s my inspiration in the scenes, if I get this done, I can go have lunch”. Also sporting a strange addiction to mints, Lawrence is regularly seen pulling packets of Mentos out of her pocket, or casually spilling them all over press conferences. Could she be any more perfect?
14. She’s Goofy With Her Girlfriends
Not only is J-Law a good person but she’s also a killer best friend, regularly seen joking around with her famous mates and friends from her childhood. Pictured face-palming pal Emma Watson at Paris fashion week, Lawrence embodies the perfect best friend by intentionally wanting to embarrass you. That’s right, seemingly getting away with it, Watson laughed along, having already declared her love for Lawrence a number of times on Twitter. After Lawrence wrote an essay entitled ‘Why do I get paid less than my male co-stars?’, the actress detailed the obvious gender gap that currently exists within the social constraints of Hollywood. Tweeting her support, Watson wrote, ‘I love you so’, as well as re-tweeting a number of positive comments with regards to the article. No stranger to equality issues, Watson often speaks out with regards to the sexism that still stands today, recently stating, “I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women”.
13. She Is Ridiculously Clumsy
Appealing to our inner awkwardness, Lawrence has often been that person we’ve all been before with regards to being clumsy. From falling face first at the Oscars, to doing it again on the red carpet a year later, it seems Lawrence really is incapable of putting one foot in front of the other. Often accused of ‘faking it’ to get attention, co-star Liam Hemsworth recently confirmed that she really is that clumsy, claiming that she is just ‘terrible at walking’. And it’s not just Hemsworth either, with Josh Hutchinson also on the receiving end of a klutzy Lawrence— he once received a mighty kick to the head. Recognizing her inability to judge distance and space, Lawrence confessed, “I actually gave him a concussion but he had to console me because I was the one who cried. We both did stunt training for the movie and I took it a little too far and did a perfect death kick. I meant to stop before hitting his temple but he moved, so it was his fault really. My foot connected right on his temple. I could not stop crying for three hours”
12. She’s Not The Average Hollywood Pin-Up
Known for pulling the most hideous faces ever imaginable, Lawrence is by far not your average Hollywood starlet. Although exceptionally beautiful, J-Law certainly does her best to make you forget it, constantly turning her face into that of a disastrous mess. Lawrence is so obsessed with pulling funny faces that it has become somewhat of a regular occurrence, with her overly eccentric mouth seen at almost every red carpet event. In fact, with her red carpet presence almost an event in itself, Lawrence has often been the center of attention with regards to what she gets up to. Recently facing criticism for scolding a reporter who was on his phone, Lawrence shouted, “you can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro, you can’t do that. You’ve got to live in the now.” Love her or hate her, at least she is different from the socially awkward robots we are so used to on the conveyor belt of Hollywood royalty.
11. She Surprise Kisses Her Co-Stars
Famed for interview bombs, in which she routinely interrupts a number of celebrity interviews. Lawrence most recently caught the attention of fans worldwide after sneaking up to kiss Hunger Games co-star Natalie Dormer. Obviously good friends, the pair has often been snapped together off screen as well as on, yet this time, the encounter led many to believe that their relationship might be more meaningful than initially believed. Caught on camera while Dormer was being interviewed, Lawrence came up behind her intending to give a quick hello. However, after unexpectedly turning around, the pair locked lips, resulting in an accidental kiss worthy of a thousand fantasies. Surprised, Lawrence joked, “oh my god, we just kissed on camera…. and I liked it.” Running away, presumably to mock another celebrity, Dormer continued on with her interview stating, “I’ll get Jennifer Lawrence off my face”. Raunchy.
10. She Even Has Jack Nicholson Lusting After Her
Displaying the same kind of embarrassment that any other girl would find in that situation, Lawrence perfectly embodied a teenage school girl when Hollywood superstar Jack Nicholson somewhat flirted with her live on television. Revealing to the world that he’s certainly still got it, the famous actor interrupted Lawrence when giving an interview, just to let her know that she looked like an old girlfriend of his. Smooth. Queen of the comebacks, Lawrence sheepishly responded, “Oh really, do I look like a new girlfriend?”, before breaking down into a fit of giggles. However, this wasn’t the first time the Hollywood starlet had found herself in an embarrassing situation after revealing that a hotel maid had found a selection of butt plugs under her bed. Recalling the story, Lawrence admitted to buying the sex toys as a joke during the filming of hit movie American Hustle, claiming “I wanted to leave a note like, “not mine” or “bought as joke”.
9. She Poses With Snakes
Not only is she cool, funny, a killer best friend as well as a super talented actress, Lawrence is also a bad ass. And she proved it during her famed Vanity Fair interview in which she posed with a snake. However, the interview had a much deeper meaning than merely posing with a snake. It was here that Lawrence first openly discussed the hacking scandal in which a number of naked photos were taken from her phone and posted all over the internet. Referring to the incident, Lawrence stated, “I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say ‘I’m sorry’ for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.” Amen, sister. Angry, Lawrence has since called the offense a sexual crime, describing it as a violation, admitting, “just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world”.
8. She Has A Killer Walrus Impression
Everybody needs a party trick. Perfectly able to embody the essence of the walrus, Lawrence certainly upped her game with regards to pulling funny faces, displaying this wonderful addition when leaving celeb hot spot Nobu in New York City. Obviously having a whale of a time, Lawrence was snapped with two chopsticks stuffed inside her mouth, capturing the walrus in all its glory. Not particularly fond of the paparazzi, Lawrence has often spoken out with regards to the press claiming, “I knew the paparazzi were going to be a reality in my life, but I didn’t know that I would feel anxiety every time I open my front door, or that being chased by 10 men you don’t know, or being surrounded, feels invasive and makes me feel scared and gets my adrenaline going every day”. Certainly explains the faces!
7. She Jet Skis With Amy Schumer
If this doesn’t make you jealous, nothing will. Papped on a jet ski with pal and fellow funny lady Amy Schumer, it was revealed that the pair had actually been friends for months with J-Law seemingly making the first move. Documenting their friendship, Lawrence stated, “I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck and said,’I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it, I’m in love with you, we started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting”. From Instagramming cute photos to presenting awards together, the two have somewhat turned into a double act, with a proposed screenplay in the mix for the upcoming future. The two will be playing sisters, and with the movie almost finished, Lawrence explains, “It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up”. Talk about BFF Goals.
6. She Interview-Bombed Jeff Bridges
Usually famed for interrupting her cast mates during interviews, Lawrence took it one step further when video-bombing Jeff Bridges after spotting him being interviewed at comic con. Attempting to speak to him before running away, Lawrence became a nervous wreck, somewhat turning into a teenage fan girl. Unable to stop giggling while gushing over the famous actor, Lawrence pulled herself together shouting that she was his biggest fan. With the whole incident caught on camera, Lawrence’s ambushing antics were screened worldwide, causing fans to just love her that little bit more. However, this wasn’t the first time Lawrence had freaked out over a famous celeb, displaying the same wacky behavior a number of times over the last few years. From gawking over Bill Murray to falling in love with Anne Hathaway, not to mention her reaction to seeing Damian Lewis was hilarious as she bellowed, “I love Homeland!”. Don’t we all Jennifer, don’t we all.
5. She Has Close Guy Friends
As well as being able to hold down a number of relationships with women, J-Law is also capable of having a variety of platonic relationships with men. That’s right, proving straight men and women can be friends after all, Lawrence has a particularly close relationship with Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutchinson, with the pair often pictured goofing around together. Nicknamed ‘Joshifer’, the pair became firm friends while filming the epic franchise, often caught winding each other up on several occasions. From singing together, to regularly beating each other up, the two took their friendship that bit further after admitting that they even peed in the ocean together. Referring to her best boy pal, Lawrence claimed, “Josh is charming nice and sweet, like a dog licking your face”. Nice. She should just write a book on how to reach best friend goals?
4. She Has A Tattoo She Regrets
While hanging out with co star Liam Hemsworth and his family during the shooting of The Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence somehow managed to get roped into a family game of getting a tattoo. Discussing how it happened, Lawrence revealed, “I was with Liam’s family and everybody was getting tattoos. And I was like, ‘well, I’m always going to need to be hydrated.’ So I guess I should just get H2O on my hand.” However, disaster struck when the famous actress realized that the tattoo in question had a devastating mistake, with the ‘2’ in the wrong place. Admitting that she was well aware of the error, Lawrence confessed, “by the way, I know that the two is high and in ‘H2O’ the two is supposed to be low, I should’ve Googled it before I got it tattooed on my body forever.” But then you wouldn’t be you Jennifer Lawrence.
3. She Looks Great On The Runway
When she’s not sticking chopsticks in her mouth, pulling daft faces or face-planting the floor, Lawrence can actually clean up quite well. Often named as one of the most beautiful actresses in the world, Lawrence seemingly attracts both genders, as she tops girl crushes worldwide. A natural beauty, Lawrence has often been compared to the Hollywood starlets of the past, with names like Carol Lombard and Katherine Hepburn often associated with her. Obviously not shy with regards to trying new things, Lawrence shocked audiences all over the world when she cut off her famous locks in order to try out the shorter look. Discussing her drastic haircut, Lawrence stated, “I don’t know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like shoulder length and it grew to that awkward, gross length, and I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off”.
2. She Gives Famous People Piggyback Rides
There for you in your hour of need, Lawrence will always have your back, or hers in this case. Snapped giving fellow comedian Aziz Ansari a piggyback ride during the Saturday Night Live after-party, Lawrence was keen on helping Ansari back to his car. Still managing to look glamorous while doing so, the pair were in New York City supporting pal Amy Schumer on her presenting gig for the famous late night TV show. Seriously, could this girl get any more supportive? In line for the award of best friend ever, Lawrence is often cited as the best pal that all girls want to have.
1. She Gives Zero F*cks
Above all, the most important and most endearing aspect of Jennifer Lawrence is that she well and truly gives zero f*cks when it comes to how she is seen through the public eye or through the eyes of her fellow celebs. Captured photobombing the usually prim and proper Taylor Swift during an interview at the Golden Globes Awards, the whole world laughed as Lawrence jokingly admitted that she wanted to push Swift down the stairs. Not missing a beat, Swift responded “people would love that”, sending the internet into immediate overdrive. When asked if she had ever attended one of Swift’s concerts, Lawrence replied, “No, she’s never invited me”, to which an amused Swift responded, “I have invited you so many times!” Funny, smart, fabulous and ridiculously talented, Jennifer Lawrence is clearly owning life, smashing her way through her twenties and beyond.