News Nuggets: ‘Acting is stupid,’ says Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence plays down the importance of her craft in an interview with Vanity Fair: “‘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.”‘” VANITY FAIR

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Russell Crowe responds to Adam Lambert‘s criticism of his singing in “Les Miserables“: “‘I don’t disagree with Adam,’ tweeted Crowe. ‘Sure it could have been sweetened, [director] Tom Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it is.'” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Oscars plan tribute to 007 in honor of James Bond’s 50th anniversary: “‘We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,’ said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement. ‘Starting with “Dr. No” back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.'” HUFFINGTON POST

US Senate plans to investigate CIA over information in “Zero Dark Thirty.” THE WRAP

Central Ohio film critics pick “Moonrise Kingdom” as their Best Picture, Matthew McConaughey as their Actor of the Year for his body of work. COFCA

New Golden Globes promo video with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

9 thoughts on “News Nuggets: ‘Acting is stupid,’ says Jennifer Lawrence

  1. I see her point. Acting is not important as an doctor or firemen, this is true.
    But…
    She didn’t say that acting is stupid. The interviewer wrote it into the interview.

    >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?

  2. Her comments were taken “out of context.” She absolutely correct in her assessment. Where did these journalists obtain their degrees? Are they trying to ruin her Oscar chances?

  3. This is not even news. Other famous Hollywood actors have made comments like this too, like Johnny Depp when he said a serious actor is an oxymoron or Dennis Quaid when he said acting isn’t a real job. Jennifer isn’t the first who said it and she certainly won’t be the last. For that matter, I think actors who acknowledge this are far, far better than others who take it way too seriously and go on and on about their craft and blah blah blah. I love how Jennifer is as candid as Depp and Quaid – she says it like it is and Oscar or no Oscar, she’s not the type to be pretentious or suck up to anyone. I hope she always stays this way!

  4. Same Vanity Fair says that Django’s Oscar nom for costume design got leaked. And by the way, out of context quotes are pretty out of line but at least she doesn’t have the Congress investigating her film like her rival.

  5. There Journalists go ahead – making headline’s & pulling quotes out to make quippy lil TAGS completely out of context and hurting a young talent. It’s a shame. Jennifer is irreverent, sarcastic and a free spirit who doesn’t always edit herself around uncaring reporters. She obviously takes acting seriously and is serious about her choices and her talent. TAKE THIS DOWN!

  6. @Julie Van Eckle…when you see something like [acting] …..a statement with [ ] around a word, it means the writer of the story changed the words/intent of the interviewee. It not the first time, and it wont be the last. Regardless, she is a great talent…if that ruins her chances or if that statement is a deciding factor for whoever is voting, then it’s a shame.

  7. This is Jennifer Lawrence’s actual quote:

    “On the first movie I met this girl [via Make-a-Wish], and I can’t tell this story without crying. […] She had scars all over her body—burns—and she was telling me she was always so ashamed of the way she looked and she was so embarrassed, and now she has the nickname the Girl on Fire, but she loves it and wears it proudly. It gives her confidence. That was the first time in my entire career that I actually felt like there was a point in this. Not to sound rude, but it 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.’”

    So are any of the bloggers and journalists who accused her of making some alleged juvenile statement that “acting is stupid” (even overlooking that she was never actually quoted saying that even in the VF online preview) going to apologize to her for misleading headlines? Or apologize to us because they are not familar with basic rules of grammar (brackets means she was not being directedly quoted)? Hopefully people are more discerning.

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