Jennifer Lawrence is a ball of raw talent. Whether you’ve encountered her knack for acting earlier in Winter’s Bone or you’ve just recently known her through mega-hit franchises: X-Men and The Hunger Games—this Academy & Oscar Award-Winning actress—is undeniably one of Hollywood’s elite.
But though she is practically open for a lot of things, she’s usually pretty circumspect about her personal life. However in an interview with Diane Sawyer, the 25-year-old actress finally opens up herself to the public.
Jennifer expressed her feelings about how the wrapping of the franchise made her feel ‘dead inside’ — and the combination of that following shortly after her breakup with her long-term boyfriend for five years, Nicholas Hoult.
“These movies had been my life for so long and they had to come first in everything,” she told Sawyer. “I was also in a relationship with somebody for five, years and that was my life. So my life was this person and these movies, and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies.”
The viral revelation was first seen on ABC’s Nightline where the young actress pours her heart out saying, “Being 24 was this whole year of, ‘Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?'”
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Time can indeed heal wounds, but not all of them. Now 25, she’s done a lot of retrospection and seems to accept the uncertainty of building and maintaining relationships. “I don’t know if I ever will get married, and I’m okay with that,” she added.” I don’t feel like I need anything to complete me. I love meeting people. People coming into your life and bringing something. I don’t really plan on getting married. I might. I definitely want to be a mother.”
After a year of moving on from the silent breakup, she was recently linked with Joy director David O. Rusell and Coldplay vocalist Chris Martins — which both ended in bittersweet romance. She later on stated that she isn’t quite sure if she can picture herself getting married.
And while she’s most definitely not committing any time soon, she told Vogue in her December interview that she’s not writing off marriage as a possibility. “I can’t wait to be married,” she told Jonathan Van Meter. “I feel like if I find that one person who I want to spend the rest of my life with, who I want to be the father of my children, that I would absolutely not f*** it up. But I’m also not banking on that.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer also addressed her attention-grabbing op-ed in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter titled: ‘Why Do I Make Less Than My Co-Stars?’, which talked about her discovery of the [possible] gender wage gap when the Sony hack revealed that both she and her American Hustle co-star Amy Adams were paid less than the male actors in the film, shall we say, more handsomely.
“When the Sony hack happened, and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.”
“My question to myself was why am I not asking for it?” Lawrence told Sawyer. “And I think I know I have always kind of carried a habit of submissiveness with the idea that it makes me more likeable.”
She continues, “I felt like I had had to say something because we need to talk about it. On average women are paid 21 percent less than men. We can ask for the same exact thing that men do and we do face the reality that we do get judged more. It’s just something that is intrinsic, and I would love to see change.”