The last thing I want to hear about is 23-year-old Oscar winner and Dior model talking about how rough her childhood was but Jen is going there. She isn’t complaining, but Lawrence spoke with Madame Figaro about a few of her childhood struggles.
“My nickname was ‘Nitro’ as nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything. When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered the school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had friends.”
Cue the violins? We’re not going to. Social anxiety is more normal than abnormal. Lawrence also explained why she doesn’t have handlers and she keeps her life simple.
“I want my life as normal as possible. One of the dangers in the film industry is that things are too fast. I do not want to burn the stages of my life. I want to keep it simple, you see, I do not have an assistant.”
“[Justine] that helps me is my best friend. At the end of a day of shooting, I can go home and hang out with her, do what we do in 22 years… and not share time with someone who works for me.”
That’s really smart! Jen isn’t letting just anyone into her circle, which is genius. And we never see her in the tabloids, at least not yet. She’s pulling a Scarlett Johansson, a Natalie Portman and a Mila Kunis. All of those women know how to maintain a private life and keep their personal lives to themselves, which is one of the reasons why they’re so successful. Jennifer’s future is so damn bright. Her mom wasn’t kidding when she said she has a light inside of her.