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Jennifer Lawrence: All Real Talk And No Nonsense

Jenny Chao |
January 20, 2013 | 7:16 p.m. PST

Entertainment Associate Editor

Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's new it-girl
Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's new it-girl
It’s safe to say that Jennifer Lawrence has had a spectacular year. From starring in the box-office phenomenon “The Hunger Games” to being Oscar-nominated for the critically acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence is now Hollywood’s new it-girl. The 22-year-old actress everyone wants to be BFFs with is down-to-earth, endearing and quirky. Even celebrities such as Selena Gomez has said "seeing [Lawrence's Golden Globes] acceptance speech was incredible...I think she’s so cool" and two-time costar Bradley Cooper has raved about her, saying "I’ve been so lucky to do two movies with her back-to-back... She’s the best." Now Lawrence has one more title to add to her resume: Hollywood's best quote-giver. 

All real talk and no nonsense, Lawrence says anything and everything with no discernable filter, making her one of Hollywood's most loved faces. This is why the actress' fans are not only the "Hunger Games"-obsessed teenagers, but also magazine readers and reality-show viewers of all ages and older Oscar voters.

Here are some of Lawrence's most memorable quotes. With quotes like these, she ought to write a book. What do you think?

On her old soul:

"I'm a one-year-clean no Googler."

“Everybody was talking yesterday about Twitter and Instagram and Tumblr. It was really confusing….What’s Pinterest? I don’t have it. I know by the time I get it, it’ll be something else. I bought a CD case less than a year ago."

"I have an old soul. [laughs] I don’t know any real-life lingo, so I have to take it from movies."

“I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now."

"I left [my flip-flops] in the car. They're in the same place as my soul."

"Ugh, I ate french fries and laid in bed until three..."

About her TV appearances:

"Like backstage, I just peed like every 3 seconds. I think your staff thinks I have diarrhea."

"I go to the interviews and I'm like a chihuahua! I'm shaking and peeing!"

On physical activity:

"My run is so weird. That's what I'm most nervous about in this whole ordeal. I'm most nervous about everybody making fun of the way I run. I do, like, karate hands. Instead of running with my hands closed together like a normal person. It's like I'm trying to be aerodynamic or something, so my hands are straight like razors. Karate hands."
“When I dance, I look like I'm a dad at a prom. I never grasped my limbs. Ever since puberty I've just kind of felt like we don’t understand each other."

"I was gonna say, you should start exercising your vagina."

About "The Hunger Games":

"Sometimes, I would show up with the same blood and dirt on from the day before!"

"Peetniss. Penis?" [On Katniss and Peeta]

"And if you hold the bow and arrow like this and put your shoulders back, it makes your tits look better."

"I'm afraid people will see me in their dreams like, with a bow and arrow."

"[Katniss] is this Joan of Arc that doesn't see herself that way. She kind of grows into it. And she's strong like a male hero with a vagina. It’s good for our 13 year olds. I probably shouldn't have said vagina, but you get what I’m saying. Vagina! If you’ve got it, shout it."

On celebrity sightings:

"I'm sorry that I hit your family. I thought I saw Honey Boo."

"Yeah, I screamed in [Daniel Radcliffe's] face. We were both doing Letterman. I grabbed him by the shoulder. Of course, I'm in 6-inch heels. That makes me 6-foot-4. I'm towering over him, saying, 'I love Harry Potter!' His security people were nodding to each other -- should we go?"

“This was her first movie! So I’m pissed. I’m going to take out her kneecaps with a crowbar. I’m like, ‘How could you do that to other actresses?’ Working with Wes Anderson on your first movie—can you imagine? And, like, nailing it!” [On 14-year-old Hollywood newcomer Kara Heyward]

"Of course not. I just creepily stared at her." [when asked if she met Meryl Streep]

At the Golden Globes Awards:

“I beat Meryl!” [Lindsay Lohan would later slam Lawrence for this quote, and Lawrence responds on Letterman with, "I had no idea that Lindsay Lohan would take it to the Twitterverse, is that what they call it? I'm not on Twitter, but Twitter is very upset."]

“Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to put me in this movie.”

On her Academy Awards competition (on Saturday Night Live):

About Jessica Chastain: "In ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ you caught Bin Laden. So what? In ‘Winter’s Bone’ I caught a squirrel, and then ate it." 

Naomi Watts: “You were in ‘The Impossible.’ You know what else is impossible? You beating me on Oscar night." 

Quvenzhané Wallis, 9-year-old nominee of “Beast of the Southern Wild”: "You think you can beat me? 'What you talkin' 'bout, Wallis?' Also, the Alphabet called. It wants its letters back." 

Emmanuelle Riva, from the French film “Amour”: "An 85-year-old French lady. Um, yeah, I think I can take you." 

Miscellaneous quotes that can't be categorized:

"He actually didn't bite me; I ran into his teeth." 

"I want a pizza with my face on it."

"Sometimes you’re going to suck and it’s great if somebody could just tell you when you're sucking."

"That's how I can go about life free as an idiot: because I have no idea what I'm doing."

"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."


Tune in to the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24 (ABC, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET) to see if Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook." 


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