Jennifer Lawrence Named Entertainment Weekly's 2015 Entertainer of the Year

Joy actress talks about life after fame and her future career

By Kendall Fisher Nov 24, 2015 2:00 PMTags
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Jennifer Lawrence has yet one more title to add to her never-ending list of accomplishments! Entertainment Weekly just announced the 25-year-old actress as their 2015 Entertainer of the Year.

Sitting down with the publication, Lawrence opens up about life after her rise to immense fame, how she's learned to protect herself and where she sees her career headed in the future now that The Hunger Games are officially behind her.

"I can speak from personal experience. People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money," she explains. "People feel less guilty because it's like stealing a Snickers from Duane Reade [drugstore]. People forget about the personal drain or attack that you feel."

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For this reason, J.Law has tightened up her group of friends and those she lets into her life.

"I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f—k out of my life," she admits candidly. "My bulls—t detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bulls—t me. Everything in my life has to be real."

Part of that small group includes some of her co-stars from The Hunger Games movies, which Lawrence admits has been a little difficult to move on from after the final film hit theaters last week.

"There's just crazy s—t you would never tell anybody, but you do because you're sitting on a set together for 16 hours a day," she explains. "Josh [Hutcherson], Liam [Hemsworth],Woody [Harrelson]—we know each other. These people know more about me than anybody on the planet! So it's bizarre for it to end. It does feel over."

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However, all of her former colleagues from the film franchise have each made it clear that they plan to remain close pals despite the end of their era together.

Not to mention, it's given Lawrence the ability to meet a few new people and work on some projects for herself. For example, she's built a relationship with Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele with whom she is currently working on a screenplay with.

"They are the funniest motherf—kers that ever lived," the actress gushes. "They're brilliant writers, too. And fast! The script is pretty much good to go. We work really well together—it's been the most fun thing ever! All I do is laugh."

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In fact, after this, J.Law hopes to continue screenwriting in the future along with stepping back into some smaller roles.

"I'd like to write some stuff that I'm not acting in, too," she says before adding. "I want to get back to acting in small, dark stuff. I want to get back into Indies. I'd also like to direct a comedy. I have wanted to direct as long as I've wanted to act. I just don't talk about it because I'd rather just do it."

Well we're sure she'll end up doing it—successfully, we might add—and we certainly cannot wait for that moment!

For more from her EW feature, read her full interview here.