Jennifer Lawrence opens up about leaving Hollywood and saving herself from the paparazzi

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In a new interview with Glamour, actress Jennifer Lawrence opens up about why she decided to leave Hollywood — and her great pals — and go to Hollywood small time.

It all began in 2014, when Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar for her breakout role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She was close friends with other actors, including Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Lawrence claimed, in the article, that she was trying to protect herself, partly because she was terrified of not only being an actress but of having her personal life subject to public scrutiny. “I’d leave early from these events,” she said, “and there would be paparazzi pictures of me just walking across the courtyard…I’d look at that and think, ‘God, I’m getting older but I’m not getting any safer!’”

When Lawrence won the Oscar, she also was quickly labeled “the next Meryl Streep.” “And the next Jennifer Lawrence” naturally follows. Yet, as the Glamour article acknowledges, despite Lawrence’s status as a box office superstar, she’s not particularly well-known outside Hollywood. She wanted the world to have a chance to see her in other ways — be it on Broadway, onscreen, or, most importantly, offscreen.

Then again, that is true of every famous person: Their phone can be a to-do list, their Facebook post a pretend greeting card, and the camera shoots most of their interactions for posterity. As Streep once said of Lawrence, “I can’t imagine how that woman carries on a life.”

Read the full story at Glamour.

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