It’s pretty obvious the media is head over heels in love with Jennifer Lawrence. And yes, we’re guilty of it too.
In an industry where actresses make news far too often for negativity or rumors, it’s pretty refreshing to have a huge star like JLaw who, even though she has reached the heights of superstardom, is still refreshingly down to earth. She’s honest, funny, silly and somehow still accessibly beautiful – and damn it, we wish she was our friend.
Most of all, Jennifer has a knack for letting it all out in interviews and she generally speaks before thinking – making for some hysterical quotables and internet gifs. Not only is she funny, but JLaw has some invaluable advice about being yourself, and she doesn’t take herself or the Hollywood scene too seriously either.
So as the year comes to a close, we figured why not relive all of Jennifer Lawrence’s most classic quotes from 2013? We have to gear up for a whole new year of JLaw-isms anyway.
On her own awkwardness:
“I’m a horrible dancer! I’m like a dad at prom. I look like Gumby getting electrocuted.” – on whether she’ll ever twerk.
“I had to have running training because I’m not a very good runner. I run weird. … The hardest stunt is probably basic running. And trying not to hit myself in the face with my bow, are my two greatest challenges.” – about training for The Hunger Games movies.
“You guys are just standing up ’cause you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing, but thank you.” – during her Oscar acceptance speech.
“As soon as somebody farts around me, I think it’s hilarious. This is something my brothers did that now the boys at work are obsessed with. You cup it, and then you throw it in someone’s face and say, ‘Take a bite out of that cheeseburger!’” – Entertainment Weekly
“Adele was [at] the next table over. And I had such a high fever, and I felt like I couldn’t move, and I saw Adele, and there was nobody in the way … And I just reached my arm out and went, ‘Hi, uh—’ [Flops over.] And my dad goes, ‘What? Jen? What’s the matter?’ And I was like, ‘Iwuzjustalkadele.’” - on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“He was at a party, and I turned into a perverted guy. I was like following him into rooms and staring at his ass…He asked me if I was on mushrooms and I said, ‘No. I’m dead sober. This is just me.’” – to Conan on meeting John Stamos at a party, who she stalked.
On her career:
“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. 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.’” – to Vanity Fair about her experience in the business.
“I thought you said ‘hump squirrels.’ This is the one where I hump squirrels, yes.” – on after being asked if she’s “hunting” squirrels in Catching Fire.
“I’d like to direct at some point. But I don’t know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I’d be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo” - to FLARE.
“It’s almost like I subconsciously don’t want to work anymore, so I’m trying to ruin my career. [Leans into the tape recorder] I’m pregnant! [...] I did this to the New York Times. My publicist called me and was like, “This is the New York Times. Be serious.” And then I found myself talking about orgies in three seconds.” – on sabotaging her own career.
“I want to play a character I’ve never been before-a crazy serial killer like Charlize Theron in Monster. I’d love to have to shave my head.” – to Interview on pushing herself.
“If anyone wants to know the weirdest thing, it’s getting your hair cut and seeing it on the news. Terrorists probably knew about my haircut.” – to USA Today.
On her weight/body:
“I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.” – telling Marie Claire about her weight “struggles.”
“I think people are fascinated with breasts that bounce. They are so used to seeing [fake ones]. People are confused [that mine bounce]! My breasts have a life of their own.” – to the Sun.
“If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go f*ck yourself.’” – to Harper’s Bazaar UK.
“Why is humiliating people funny. I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. “I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?” – to Barbara Walters.
“Candy, almonds, my phone, a Baby Ruth, Laffy Taffy.” – on the contents of her Oscar purse.
They kept saying ‘It’s sushi-grade!’ And I’m like… ‘Put some soy sauce on this. Get me some rice. And cook it. And then get me out of here.’” – when she had to eat raw fish during The Hunger Games.
On growing up:
“Don’t worry about the bitches in school — that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.” – her advice to kids.
“I think all mothers are a nightmare — I don’t think you can have children and not lose your godd**n mind.”
“I don’t have nightmares about clowns or burglars or murderers. I have nightmares about thirteen-year-olds. They terrify me.”
On her interactions with industry folks:
“Our first conversation was on the phone. I was in the bathtub, and I had to tell him that I was in the bathtub because I was afraid he would think I was, like, playing in the toilet when he heard water swishing around. [...] Then we had breakfast in Santa Monica, and I spit egg inside of his mouth when I was talking. Like, it went in. Into his mouth.” – on meeting The Hunger Games director.
“I feel like all I’ve been doing lately is setting him up. I was like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna save time and just get you a booklet with pictures of my friends. You just go through and pick them out, because this is getting exhausting.’” – on playing matchmaker for Bradley Cooper.
Thanks Jenn, we love you.