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In Which Jennifer Lawrence Patiently Explains That Acting Is Stupid

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At 22 years old, Jennifer Lawrence is not like some of the other starlets pouting in the spotlight. Instead of dancing on tables and boozing it up, she gushes about Dance Moms and gets excited for Honey Boo Boo. And in the February issue of Vanity Fair, our girl JLaw exasperatedly admits her chosen profession is, in a word, "stupid."



"Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid," Lawrence says. "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.'"


On the one hand, you might wonder, if it is so stupid, why accept millions of dollars to do it? But on the other hand, there's something refreshing about this woman's attitude. Even if it's a carefully crafted persona, this no-nonsense cool chick shtick is so much better than some wasted messy party girl yammering about her craft. You have to love someone who ignores Bill Maher on the red carpet because she's too busy "creepily" staring at Meryl Streep.


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I dunno, guys. I mean, yes, this is less annoying than "I am an ARTIST! Let me discuss my ART!" but ... she's been working damn hard to be a successful actress since she was ~15, you know? And she's exceptionally good at it, it's not like she's some random girl who ends up in movies because she looks good in a bikini. She clearly doesn't think it's that stupid, if she did she would have quit and gone to college somewhere along the line. The statement just feels very calculated to me, like she's decided her brand is Actress Who is Not Like Other Actresses.

I still like her, but if I didn't this statement wouldn't make me do so.