At only 25 years old, Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood’s number one It Girl. She’s Hollywood’s highest paid actress and just generally really talented and loved by all.
But with major success comes major scrutiny, and even Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is affected by the endless rumors, speculation, and criticism that surrounds her.
In a super honest interview with The New York Times , Jennifer opened up about how much anxiety she now has about being herself in the public eye. “I’m so scared to say anything now,” she shared. “I can see every negative way that people can take it.”
Actually, she’s even worried about how people will take that, continuing, “And I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. ‘Oh, she’s so conceited now. Oh, she’s so jaded now.'”
But she seems to know where this new insecurity comes from. “It probably comes from Googling myself.” Jen has gone as far as Googling something truly horrible to see what people were saying about her. “I once Googled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Ugly.'”
No, Jen! Everyone knows the number one rule of being a celeb or human being in general is to NEVER Google yourself. “You try being 22, having a period and staying away from Google,” Jen responded when the interviewer said just that to her.
Even though Jen knows she shouldn’t care about what people think, she’s over pretending she doesn’t. “I can’t think of a more wasteful use of my time than to worry about this. Why do I care what people think?” she asked. “But I do. I just can’t pretend I don’t care. I get really insecure about it. The world makes an opinion of you without ever meeting you. That worry should not bother me, but it does… I’m going to leave here and think, ‘Oh God, why couldn’t I just have been cool and confident?'”
But, in true JLaw form, she revealed that she has a special way of dealing with all the stress, and it somehow involved dog poop. “I find a certain peace by thinking of me in public as sort of an avatar self,” she revealed. “You out there can have the avatar me. I can keep me. And I just try to acknowledge that this scrutiny is stressful, and that anyone would find it stressful. So I’ve got to try to let it go, and try to be myself, and focus on important things, like picking up dog poop.”
She’s not wrong. Picking up after your dog is seriously important.
Even though knowing JLaw is so stressed out about how people perceive her is a total bummer, it sounds like she’s got a really great way of handling it.