I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.
“Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I’ve succeeded, if I’m doing something that makes me happy and I’m not lying to anybody.”
Once you’ve become a part of the public eye, you’re professional life is often confined. You’re stereotyped and caught in a certain character who people associate you with. Sometimes I like to make a joke out of manipulating the way people perceive me. I want artistic freedom even if it’s just to challenge myself over and over again. One of my latest roles, in “The Rover”, was very liberating by the way. We shot the movie in Australia, in the middle of nowhere. The character I play doesn’t have any teeth and was covered in mud and dirt from head to toe. But I didn’t care. I was running around half naked and was able to do things you usually can’t do when you’re constantly watched.
“I wrote her an e-mail, because there was this huge like, article about a “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” feud, and we’ve never met before and never spoken. There were all these like, fake quotes from me that were actually hilarious. Some of them were from my ‘pal’ and ‘sources’. It was hilarious. When I was reading it, I was cracking up. Then I was like ‘Oh my god. If she reads this, she’s going to think – what if she thinks it’s true?’. I just shot her an e-mail, and was like ‘Hey, can’t wait to see more as this feud unfolds!’ She wrote me back, and she was like ‘It’s fine. Welcome to the world where everything you say gets turned into [something it’s not]’. So, she understood.”
— Jennifer Lawrence talks about her “feud” with Kristen