Jennifer Lawrence and the fake eyelashes filter are on the cover of Vanity Fair making her big comeback to the celebrity promo circuit after she dipped away for a bit. And she explained why that was. You see, Jennifer felt overexposed and said that people were dragging her for every little thing she did. I’m interested to know what Jennifer thinks is different about people now because that just sounds like Twitter on every day of the week that ends in a “Y.”
Jennifer stars in the Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, which co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio. For a while, JLaw was known as the over-sharer of over-sharers, but she’s trying to be more private now that she’s expecting a child with husband Cooke Maroney. And being more private included giving up her dog, Pippi. She says paparazzi would stalk her during her daily walks with Pippi in Central Park so she gave Pippi to her parents who live on a farm in Kentucky. Jennifer said that being so famous and booking so much work actually made her do a lot of shit movies (*cough* X-Men Dark Phoenix *cough* Mother! *cough* Red Sparrow *cough*) and Jen noticed it too:
“I was not pumping out the quality that I should have… I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, “Why didn’t she run?”… I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: “Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.” And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul.”
While Jen was first on the call sheet of Don’t Look Up and appears in the credits before Leo’s name, he still earned more money than her and she said words about that:
It’s only after our first interview that I learn that Lawrence was paid $25 million for the movie, compared to DiCaprio’s $30 million. In other words, she made 83 cents to his dollar. These figures are in startling line with Bureau of Labor Statistics data that showed annual earnings for women working full-time in 2020 were 82.3 percent of men’s. That gap is tragically wider for women of color in Hollywood and beyond.
When I talk to Lawrence next, I point out the bitter irony of her making less than the man below her on the call sheet. “Yeah, I saw that too,” she says, choosing her words carefully. “Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do. I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal. But in other situations, what I have seen—and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well—is that it’s extremely uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay. And if you do question something that appears unequal, you’re told it’s not gender disparity but they can’t tell you what exactly it is.”
Jen also mentioned being a part of the big celebrity naked photo leak of 2014:
“Anybody can go look at my naked body without my consent, any time of the day. Somebody in France just published them. My trauma will exist forever…”
And Jennifer talked about the shit she went through during #MeToo. One of Harvey Weinstein’s victims said that he told her he “slept” with Jennifer Lawrence and helped Jennifer’s career.
“Harvey’s victims were women that believed that he was going to help them. Fortunately, by the time I had even come across Harvey in my career, I was about to win an Academy Award. I was getting The Hunger Games. So I avoided that specific situation. Of course, I’m a woman in the professional world. So it’s not like I’ve gone my entire career with men being appropriate. But, yeah, that’s a perfect example of where getting power quickly did save me.”
Here are some more pics of Jennifer from VF:
So I guess now that Jennifer is going to stop sharing EVERYTHING, we won’t get more stories about her rubbing her ass on sacred rocks in the hopes of coming off as relatable. She’s probably gonna keep falling over though.
Pic: Vanity Fair