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She may be one of the biggest young stars in Hollywood, but Jennifer Lawrence, star of The Hunger Games, has not let fame go to her head.
The 22-year-old actress graces the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair, where she says she hasn’t let fame go to her head. To her, acting is “stupid” compared to other occupations.
“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid,” Lawrence says in the magazine. “Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’”
With that admission, she revealed she’s like every other girl. According to E! News, she admitted she was obsessed with NSYNC and Leonardo DiCaprio and “went nuts” over Harry Potter.
She adds that rather than acting like a celebrity herself, she’s more like a fan. When she’s in the presence of big name stars, as she has attended many award shows and is once again nominated for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, she still gets starstruck.
She said she “flipped out” when she met Daniel Radcliffe, and described the time she saw Meryl Streep in person.
“Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared of them—I’m scared of me and how I will react,” she explained. “Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!,’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep.”
Lawrence said at that time she didn’t get to meet Meryl Streep. Instead, she “ just creepily stared at her.”
Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth, Vanity Fair