Oftentimes Hollywood seems so stiff and distant. If I wanted that kind of relationship I would just talk to my parents more often. There’s a definite barrier between the famous and the not. This totally makes sense, but sometimes I wonder what these celebrities that our society idolizes are like in real life.
For instance, I've seen Edward Norton in tons of movies and interviews, but do I know what he's actually like as a person? Absolutely not. Would I like to? Duh, but I guess the world just isn't fair.
There’s one actress who isn’t afraid to reveal to us bits of her genuine personality. She isn't afraid to be herself. Not only is that an incredible quality, but it also makes our parasocial relationship even easier to indulge in. I could only be talking about the ultimate homie, Jennifer Lawrence.
JLaw’s public image is one that demands to be loved because she is just so real. Whether she’s on the red carpet, doing interviews, or just existing, she is like a fairy god-friend. She might not always be around, but you know that wherever she is, she’s doing something awesome. On the internet, I'd say she ranks somewhere between cats and pizza (I'm still working on an official scientific internet ranking algorithm).
While these might be grim times for Jenn, it’s important that we remember what she’s done that’s actually worth our attention. Here are 15 of Jennifer’s best moments, where she clearly wasn’t afraid to hold anything back.
When she made this face at Jimmy Fallon
When she talked to Entertainment Weekly about just being one of the guys
"As soon as somebody farts around me, I think it's hilarious. This is something my brothers did that now the boys at work are obsessed with. You cup it, and then you throw it in someone's face and say, ‘Take a bite out of that cheeseburger!'"
When she reacted like this to Jack Nicholson
When she reminded us that she also hates the evil social demands require us to wear pants to Glamour Magazine
"If I don't have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on."
When she ate a tortilla chip like this
When she spoke the truth about how unfair boobs can be with Jimmy Kimmel
"I just went to the doctor today. I got a chest X-ray of my lungs and discovered that my breasts are uneven. That was all I saw. I think my lungs look fine. [...] I was, like, standing there with these doctors and they're, like, looking at my lungs, and... It felt like an elephant in the room. And I was like, ‘Are my breasts uneven?’ And they were just kind of, like, stifled and uncomfortable obviously. And so I kept thinking, Well, I'm gonna dig myself out of this hole by bringing it up again. So he was like, ‘All right, well, our radiologist will get back to you about, you know, your lungs.’ And I was like, ‘And my breasts.’ And he was like, ‘Well, bye.’ [...] I just hope no one sees my breasts in an X-ray. I hope I'm never seen in that light."
When she and Josh Hutcherson proved that they are even better friends offscreen than they are onscreen
When she showed concern for Josh's health
When she was all of us. All the time.
When she was looking out for everyone and doled out some very sound advice during her Vogue interview
"My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your hair cut on a cruise."
When she proved that even celebrities can feel very real social anxiety
When she realized that sometimes that drinking too much can make you hit a low-point
When pulled off one of the greatest photobombs ever
When she looked outstanding with a beard
When she ditched the red carpet etiquette to spend time with a fan (Warning: this video is tear-inducing)
Here's the backstory on this touching moment.
The world loves you for a reason, Jennifer Lawrence, and that reason is because you're incredible. You're honest, you're real, you're YOU! All that matters is that you're crazy talented and seem super cool.
Now will you please be my friend?
I'll take that as a yes!