Jennifer Lawrence, Stop Hating Yourself — You Were Amazing In 'The Hunger Games'

Fri, March 23, 2012 7:16pm EDT by 20 Comments
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence has put herself down so much in recent interviews, I was actually concerned ‘The Hunger Games’ wasn’t going to be well done. However, it turns out she’s off her rocker — she made the movie nearly flawless!

I’m all for self-deprecation, but Jennifer Lawrence takes it to a new level. The 21-year-old The Hunger Games actress has called herself “a troll” and “a mistake,” among other terrible things in the last week on her press tour and she is need of a major self-confidence makeover!

“I’m a troll. I hate myself,” Jennifer told David Letterman. “I think the movie’s great, but their biggest mistake was me.”

If she’s a troll, what does that make the rest of us? Jeez!

A couple days later, when Ryan Seacrest asked her about her comments, she explained, “I genuinely watch myself and hate everything. I hate how I always look, how I talk, what I say, how I act, and everything about myself. It’s genuine! It’s real!”

Jennifer, I get what you’re saying — watching yourself is never fun, but you have to give yourself credit where it’s due. You did a phenomenal job in The Hunger Games. In fact, I would say without a doubt you MAKE the film. Had you not starred in the adaptation, Katniss Everdeen would never have fully come to life.

Stripped of all voiceovers and narration, you somehow managed to emulate an incredibly complex, introverted character. I could hear Katniss’s inner monologue, even though none of it was explicitly said — and that’s no easy feat for a performer.

As far as your body image is concerned, I think everyone nitpicks at themselves, but I hope you appreciate what you’re doing for girls around the world. You’re svelte and fit, but not anorexic — something that’s becoming increasingly rare for female leads these days. This film will be seen by millions of young women who will admire you for your strength of character and good values, in addition to your pretty face. That’s a rare contribution to society, indeed.

Jennifer, I hope you stop “hating” and begin to accept yourself for the positive, gorgeous role model you’ve become. Keep up the good work! You’re doing a great job, seriously.

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