Jennifer Lawrence became world-famous for her role in the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games,” won an Oscar for “The Bright Side of Things” at age 22, and has become one of Hollywood’s favourite actresses.
The Kentucky native told Vogue magazine in 2013 that she knew she would one day be famous. At 14 she was discovered by an agent during a family vacation in New York and there it all began.
She describes her childhood as “unhappy” as she felt “a weirdo. ” At 15 she dropped out of school to pursue acting, and in 2006 she was living in a condo in Santa Monica with her mother. She was quickly cast in the show “The Bill Engvall Show,” which ran for three years.
“I know it sounds stupid,” Lawrence said, “but it was like I finally found something that people were telling me I was good at, that I had never heard of before. And that was a big reason why my parents let me do this.
Once my mom was on the phone with my dad, and she said, ‘We’re paying for therapy and all these medications, and she doesn’t need them when she’s here. She’s happy'”.
The actress made a number of independent films, including Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut “The Burning Plain,” with Charlize Theron.
And then, just before her 19th birthday, she shot “Winter’s Bone,” a low-budget Debra Granik film. The role was a turning point in his career. For this performance she was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Oscars. Shortly after came the sagas of “The X-Men” and “The Hunger Games”.
Jodie Foster, who directed her on “The Beaver” a few years ago, showered her with compliments. “He has a really quiet talent that at first I don’t think he even understood he had, ” said the respected actress and director of Lawrence, whom she chose for her film based on a few minutes of footage she saw of “Winter’s Bone” in the living room. of edition.
Always saying what you think and spontaneity are two of the virtues that most stand out those who have worked with her. ” Jen is that person you need to be with when you can’t sleep, ” said Bradley Cooper, her partner in movies like “The Bright Side of Things,” “Joy” and “American Hustle.” The director of those films David O. Russell was constantly puzzled by her apparent indifference on set. “I remember Bradley Cooper and I saying, ‘Is this girl even paying attention?’ Because he’s eating potato chips or making fart jokes. And then all of a sudden he walks in and bam! ”
Today she is focused on her married life, her activism and her production company with which she prepares more personal projects, such as “Mob Girl”, the film that she will star under the orders of Italian Paolo Sorrentino, winner of the Oscar for “The Great Beauty ”.
At the moment he is in the middle of filming “Red, White and Water” and has already finished filming “Don’t Look Up”, a Netflix production and under the orders of Adam McKay with a cast that brings together the top stars of the world. cinema such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans and Meryl Streep.
Her Difficult moments:
In 2013, when he went up to collect his Oscar award, he tripped and fell, before millions of spectators who followed the great night of the cinema from his home. She must have been assisted by Bradley Cooper, her cast partner, who helped her get on stage at the Dolby Theater to receive her first gold statuette. It was not easy for the star to forget her embarrassing accident. “ It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my entire life,” she told Vanity Fair in 2014. “It took me a while to laugh at that. I cried a lot”.
Another unpleasant and unfair moment came the following year, when nude photos of her were released. The intimate material was posted on various sites, including 4Chan and Reddit. Other celebrities, such as Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, were also victims. “I was so scared. I did not know how it would affect my career, “he said. “The feeling is as if the entire planet had raped me as a group,” the actress was honest three years later about what she felt then at only 24 years old.
His first thought was to write a public statement, “but every single thing I tried to write made me cry or angry. I started writing an apology, but I have nothing to apologize for. I was in a loving, healthy and excellent relationship for four years. It was long distance, I, your boyfriend is going to look at pornography or he is going to look at you ”.
“I can’t even describe what it feels like to have my body naked all over the world against my will. It just made me feel like a piece of meat being handed out for profit, ”he explained at the time. And he showed his outrage: ” It is my body and it should be my choice and the fact that it is not is absolutely disgusting.”
She was also upset about the way the whole event was reported in the media. “ It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation “, sentenced. “Anyone looking at those photos is perpetuating a sexual offense.”
“I slept with Jennifer Lawrence”
Lawrence openly denounced in 2017 at the Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the accumulation of humiliating experiences that she suffered during certain castings of her first years of career. According to his testimony, the producers of a film initially asked him to lose seven kilos in two weeks. Other actresses had already been fired for not achieving the proper weight and she was not yet that important in the industry to refuse.
“The producer made me undress and stand in line with five other women, slimmer and also naked, and told me that I had to use the photos from that session as inspiration for my diet,” explained the actress during her participation in the event.
“ When I complained to the producer, he replied that he didn’t know why everyone thought I was fat if for him I was perfect for having sex. I allowed myself to be treated in a certain way because I felt like I had to do it for my career. I was young and moved on that fine line of being true to myself without being described as difficult. I’m still learning that I don’t have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable. ”
His testimony came after film producer Harvey Weinstein was denounced for sexual assault and subsequent emergence of the #MeToo movement.
Who was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and who is currently serving a 23-year sentence in a maximum security prison in the state of New York, boasted of having slept with the actress before a woman who sued him for sexually abusing her she years ago during a film festival. “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is now, she just won an Oscar ,” Weinstein told his victim, who warned that if he did not agree to his requests, he would never become a star.
Outraged, the actress denied everything and affirmed that she never had a deal with the producer that was not of a professional nature. “My heart is broken for all the women who have been victims of Harvey Weinstein,” she said in a statement. “I have only had a professional relationship with him. This is another example of the predatory tactics and lies he engaged in to attract so many women . ”
Romances and a husband at first sight
Jennifer Lawrence knew that her current husband, Cooke Maroney, was the man of her life from the first day she met him. This was assured by the actress herself, who does not usually talk about her private life. “He is the best person I have ever met. I know it sounds really stupid, but it is. I am very honored to become Mrs. Maroney, ”she confessed in an interview when the news of her engagement was released in 2019.
Lawrence, 30, and Maroney, 36, met thanks to one of the actress’s best friends. A love that took the Oscar winner by surprise. “It was a time in my life when I didn’t consider myself ready to get married. But it was meeting Cooke and I already wanted to marry him . ” In October of that year after a short courtship, the couple married in an intimate ceremony at the elegant and historic Belcourt mansion in Newport (Rhode Island) and before the gaze of 150 guests, including Adele and Emma Stone.
The New Yorker is the director of Gladstone Gallery , a prestigious gallery based in the exclusive Upper East Side of Manhattan, which represents artists such as the sculptor Anish Kapoor, the Swiss Ugo Rondinone, the director Matthew Barney (former partner of the singer Björk) or the painter Carroll Dunham, father of the actress, director and screenwriter Lena Dunham.
The actress had a long relationship with a co-worker before getting married. It was with actor Nicholas Hoult . They met on the set of an X-Men movie in 2010 and dated for almost five years. The love ended in August 2014 when they finally announced the separation. A year later, Lawrence reflected on the end of their relationship in an interview with Diane Sawyer. “This movie has been a part of my life for a long time. When I started filming I was in a relationship with someone that lasted five years and that was my life. So my life was this person and these movies and I broke up with him around the same time I finished shooting these movies, “the actress reflected, adding:” Being 24 was ‘who am I without these movies?’ who am I without this man? ´ “.
Then the actress had an affair with Chris Martin , the frontman of Coldplay. They were seeing each other for a few months, they separated and met again until they finally finished. Now he has been dating Dakota Johnson for two years.
In 2017, she began dating renowned director Darren Aronofsky during the filming of Mother! , the movie he directed and she starred in. The production was trashed by critics and turned out to be a resounding box office failure. As if that were not enough, a couple of months after the fateful premiere, the couple confirmed that after a year of love they had decided to follow each one on their own. Interviewed by Adam Sandler for the Variety Studios cycle , Actors on Actors, Jennifer confessed that the film was largely responsible for the breakup.
Without mincing words, the actress said that due to the press promotion rounds of the film, she and her then partner were forced to spend the whole day together. And far from enjoying it, it ended up being torture for her. “ We were promoting together, and the last thing I wanted to talk about when we got back to the hotel was about the movie. But that was the only subject that he seemed willing to touch, “he revealed. “I was working double shifts, trying to be a good girlfriend while at the same time the only thing I could think about was if I could stop turning everything around ‘Mother!’ for an instant ”.
The interpreter added that, while she preferred to ignore the criticisms of the film, her ex analyzed them carefully over and over again: “He read the negative comments to me, and in the end I had to tell him that he did not seem healthy and that I did not plan to participate in that game because if I listened to them, it would put me on the defensive. Especially since they were talking about me. ”
Her fight to end wage sexism in the movie mecca
In early 2015, “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell signed Jennifer Lawrence to star in the story of American inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano on the big screen. In October of that year, the industry’s highest paid actress wrote an essay, which appeared in Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, entitled ” Why Do I Earn Less Than My Male Co-stars?”
Upon discovering that she was paid less than her male “American Hustle” co-stars through the Sony hacking scandal that revealed numerous private emails, Lawrence initially blamed herself for not negotiating for more pay: “I failed. because I renounced my principles and I gave up before my time ”. However, she admitted that she did not fight for a better salary because she was afraid of how she would be perceived in the industry. “I would be lying if I didn’t say I closed the deal without a real fight because I wanted to please them, I didn’t want to seem like a difficult woman , ” she confessed.
” When I found out that how much was the difference in what they paid me compared to my colleagues I got angry with myself ,” she wrote. “I’m tired of trying to find a ‘lovable’ way to say what I think,” said Lawrence, who concluded that she would no longer tolerate unfair pay for fear of being frowned upon. Her essay caused a stir in the media over Hollwyood’s current gender pay gap issues.
A fight that united her with other professional colleagues who came out to support her. Gwyneth Paltrow confessed to Variety : “It can be painful. Your salary is a way of quantifying what you are worth. If men get paid a lot more to do the same, you feel like shit . ” As Emma Watson continues to lead the movement, she told The Guardian : “I think my work with the UN has probably made me much more aware of these issues. I went to a work dinner recently. There were seven men… and me ”. And not only among actresses, but also political figures. Hillary clinton, then a presidential candidate for the White House, affirmed via Twitter: “ Brave Jennifer. It is hard to speak out against inequality and risk being unpopular, but the issue of equal pay affects us all ”,
“I support actors and directors who say: ‘I just want to make movies and I don’t want to be stigmatized for my political opinions,’ but that doesn’t correspond to my way of being”, Assured the actress to the magazine Madame Figaro. “Being a woman in a very masculine professional environment, having to constantly negotiate and continue to face a wall is not easy,” said the Kentucky-born interpreter.
“You can have merit, success, but you will always end up hitting that obstacle, you cannot have peer-to-peer relationships,” he continued. “It makes me very angry.
Like most of my colleagues, I couldn’t help but sit in my corner and say, ‘Oh, I’m a woman, so it’s only natural that I get paid less and treated differently.’ This state of things, the wage inequality, set a fire in me, “added who plays Mystique in the X-Men saga.
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