I’m often stuck in my house…. It feels like being under house arrest. The thing that sucks is that the more you’re in the tabloids, the more of a celebrity you become and the less of an actor. The more people see your real life, the less they can lose themselves in your characters. The only thing I can do to stay out of the tabloids is not leave my house, which, you know, sucks.
I was young. It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [Someone brought it up recently] They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself.
Jennifer Lawrence for Harper’s Bazaar (UK)
It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.