Jennifer Lawrence’s 28th Birthday and Her Disappearing Act

If Jennifer Lawrence chooses to be in the public eye, no one will miss a single any of her activities. She is easily one of Hollywood’s actresses who attracts the spotlight when she wants to. However, for some time now the X-men actress has been on the low, and everyone was left to wonder what she was up to behind closed doors.

Since she turned 28 on the 15th of August, she might not be coming out of hiding soon because she thinks “It’s not healthy to realise how many people are actually looking and listening to you, That is such a mindf–k”.

Since Jennifer Lawrence climbed to the zenith of her acting career with her role in Hunger Games and X-men and also her Oscar award at the age of 22, the actress had never had to struggle to make headlines even when she didn’t want any attention from the public. Just like every other human who isn’t used to being famous, Jennifer Lawrence had some challenges getting used to the recognition that started coming her way after she did hunger games.

The actress shared what it was like for her when she catapulted from a struggling actress to an A-lister and had to deal with so much paparazzi “I kind of struggled with impostor syndrome a little bit, ’cause people were just so, you know…I don’t know, just ‘ah, la la,'”.  When she had to explain what she meant by imposter syndrome  Jen said: “where you’re like ‘I don’t belong here and everybody’s lying to me,’ and you feel like you’ve put the wool over everyone’s eyes, and then everyone’s going to find out you’re a huge hack.”

While Jennifer Lawrence has a lot of achievements to celebrate at 28, she has equally had the wrong side of the coin in the journey of her acting career. In a chat, she had with Adam Sandler Jenifer opened up about her feelings on the bad reviews she got for some of her hard work. The actress said:” It’s so bizarre because you’re so in the zone, you put your whole soul and body, you move to shoot a movie, and you then love it, obviously because you wouldn’t be there if you didn’t love it, and then people just destroy it,”

The actress was still recovering from adverse reactions she got for her movie “Mother” despite how many good reviews she got for playing her role correctly when she came out with the R-rated spy thriller Red Sparrow. The negative reactions from Red Sparrow was a disappointment that sent Jennifer Lawrence into hiding for some months until she decided to show up for the BAM Gala in New York on the 30th of May 2018.

However, Jen mentions that she needed to take a one year break from acting so that she could have some time for herself. When she was asked what she would be doing during her break, she said: “waking up with nothing to do or going to sleep without accomplishing anything, and talking to kids about corruption.”

Comparing when her life was one that involved waking up to see lots of fans at her doorstep, with what its like when she’s away from the spotlight, Jenifer says:

“I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new Normal I’m not going to find peace with it.” And a few moments later she added that “It still makes me a little emotional, just to see how quickly everything kind of changes…that it changes so fast. So I’ve kind of been a big homebody lately. But I think eventually, one of these days, I guess when the next franchise starts, and I’m not in it, and the new Jennifer Lawrence is born, then I’ll be able to go outside.”

This isn’t the first time Jennifer Lawrence would be taking a break from the public eye, and it appears that each time she does, It’s because she needs to some attention to her personal life. In 2014 after her phone got hacked and her naked pictures went viral, she was mentally and emotionally damaged, and she took some time off everyone’s sight. Talking  about her 2014 nude leak experience with award chatter, the actress said: “That was really an impossible thing to process, and no legal course was going to bring me peace, like none of that really, was going to bring my nude body back to Nick and me, the person they were intended for.”

Lawrence felt really terrible, but she wasn’t interested in taking anybody to court rather she said “I was just interested in healing…I think like a year and a half ago, somebody said something to me about how I was a good role model for girls, and I had to go into the bathroom and sob because I felt like an impostor, or I felt like I can’t believe somebody still feels that way…It’s so many different feelings to process when you’ve been violated like that.”

When it comes to speculated romance with co-actors, Jenifer has had her story to tell. While she was filming passengers with Chris Pratt, she got along with his then-wife  Anna Faris even though she and Chris spent long hours together on set and had to travel together on different occasions for premiers. The actress thinks that the reason why Anna was cool with her being around Chris was that women could sense if you are the kind of woman who is going to run off with their husband and she wasn’t that kind of woman. She added that “I don’t think I give off that vibe. I give off the ‘Please like me!’ desperation. Which is not threatening.”  Fans, however, did not agree with her explanation after Chris and Anna got a divorce in August 2017 and fingers were pointing at Jenifer.

For the actress, she wasn’t bothered too much because she knew it wasn’t right and the rumours won’t last. She shared on Kiss FM UK in February how she felt about the story.  Jenifer’s exact words were “This isn’t weird, it was super flattering, but at one point, I was just, like, dating Brad Pitt. Like, we had secret rendezvous. That was weird.” She continued, “I mean, I never had an affair with Chris Pratt on Passengers. They got a divorce like two years later, and everybody was like, ‘Jennifer Lawrence!’ and I was like, ‘What the…? What? I’m in Montreal.’ Two years later!”

Jennifer Lawrence is currently living a quiet life in New York and doing necessary things ordinary people do. She is enjoying her quiet life as a 28-year-old while working to see that she creates more hits and maybe come out of hiding in 2019.