The day after the Oscars, interviews with Jennifer Lawrence being adorable/funny/clever swept the interwebs and were gif’d, shared, blogged about, and tweeted. One interview in particular was a favorite of many, and that was her interview with George Stephanopoulos that Jack Nicholson crashed.
We all love that interview because it represents what we love about Jennifer in the first place.
1) Veteran actors like and respect her.
Jack Nicholson came up to her even though they’d never met before. We all know Jennifer is talented, but so do her peers and role models. Donald Sutherland has sung her praises, but so have many in Hollywood as well. We like that our Katniss has so much talent and is well known for being a terrific actress.
2) Jennifer shows off her natural charm.
Her responses to Jack’s semi-creepy-but-it’s-Jack-Nicholson-so-it’s-sorta-okay comments were taken in stride. She even shoots back with her ‘new girlfriend’ comment. Yes, Jennifer says what’s on her mind, even when it’s mildly inappropriate or TMI, but we like that. It’s what makes her charming.
3) Her inability to hold in her ‘wow I just met Jack Nicholson’ feelings makes her relatable.
A big reason why we love Jennifer Lawrence is because we can relate to her. How many times have we said we want to be her best friend? It means that she has kept herself grounded and at our level, even though we are just common-folk to some more snooty and pretentious actors out there.
4) It was an honest moment.
Her surprise at seeing Mr. Nicholson come up to her and then coming back felt very honest. There has been some backlash about certain actresses being fake or insincere this awards season, but the crashed interview captured a genuine couldn’t-have-made-this-up-if-you-tried moment.
Jennifer has had an amazing awards season, and we’re confident she hasn’t peaked (Seriously, why would you ask her that after she just won the Oscar?). Here’s to more moments like this in the future!
Fame is a double-edged sword. When everybody is watching and reporting on everything you do, most normal people stop caring about what you do. Even if that something is reading our favorite trilogy.
Don’t get us wrong– if a friend of ours reads The Hunger Games and talks about it, we get excited. We gush about the book with them. We squee at pictures of them reading it.
But when a celebrity is plastered all over the national news media because they were “caught” reading one of the books in The Hunger Games trilogy, all we can think is “SO WHAT?”
Seriously! Why is it so cool that a celebrity be photographed reading something that’s already been massively popular for years? Does it somehow make them more hip and relative? Are fans supposed to think they’re just like Reese Witherspoon because she was spotted reading Catching Fire poolside while vacationing in Rio? The big story over the past couple weeks has been that LeBron James has continuously been reading the trilogy in the locker room before games.
First, let’s clear this up– No celebrity is ever “caught” reading something. If they’re out in public, most celebrities realize that they’ll likely be spotted and probably be photographed. There’s a reason they get photographed reading things like The Hunger Games instead of trashy romance novels (and we’re positive that some celebrities read those): It’s good for their image. We’re not saying they don’t genuinely want to read the books, just that they make a conscious decision to do so in places where they will likely be seen. This is especially true of LeBron, because everyone who’s ever followed sports knows that locker rooms are ALWAYS teeming with reporters during playoffs.
Riddle me this: Why are the celebrities reading the series important? Millions of people around the world share a deep fascination with these books and work on great causes in the name of them, yet they barely get an eyelash blinked in their general direction. But a snapshot of a celebrity reading Mockingjay comes around and we’re supposed to jump up and yell “HEY MIKEY! HE LIKES IT!”
We’re not even talking about the people who openly display their love for the series on a social platform without any provocation from media. We’re strictly talking photos. We’re not going to kneel at the alter of Katharine McPhee because she once read The Hunger Games in the middle of Central Park, so maybe the media should stop acting like her doing so was the Eighth Wonder of the World.
I Discovered This Series Two Years before LeBron. Where’s the Article Fangirling MY Basic Reading Skills?
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