While Jennifer Lawrence may have garnered a reputation of being chill and approachable, her persona when she’s out in public is decidedly different from the personality she displays in interviews and on red carpets.
Lawrence recently appeared on Variety’s “Actors on Actors” web series, and discussed the pitfalls of fame with fellow famous person, Adam Sandler. Both actors admitted that having people approach them in public is far from glamorous, and can even verge on totally irritating.
Jennifer has her own way of dealing with the thirsty fans, though.
“Once I enter a public space, I become extremely rude,” Lawrence tells Sandler in the segment. “I’m a huge asshole. That’s kind of like my only way of defending myself.”
Lawrence tells Sandler that she’ll usually cut people off if she sees them trying to talk to her, and that she’ll flat out deny requests for selfies. “I’ll see someone walking toward my table and just go,” and wags her finger. “‘Can I have a selfie?’ I’m like, ‘No!'”
However, she isn’t always so blunt. Sometimes she’ll find a way to semi-politely decline a photo. “You know what, sometimes, I do? I go, ‘It’s my day off. It’s Sunday, I’m not working.'”
While this confession might seem startling for J. Law, it’s somewhat understandable: there are times when celebrities simply want to live their damn lives, and being approached by/having to make small talk with strangers can be draining and awkward.
So, if you see Jennifer Lawrence out in public, maybe keep your greeting to a simple hand wave and an “I love your work!”