Hunger Games Star Speaks Out Against Idolizing Celebs

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 16: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison)

Okay, I know I was on a show called “Dancing with the Stars,” but I know I’m not – and will never be – a “celebrity.”  Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence really is a star, and she had some interesting things to say about how celebrities shouldn’t be viewed as idols.  In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she said:

“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? 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.”

Isn’t that cool?  Many celebrities take themselves so seriously.  People idolize them simply because they’re on a screen.  We should recognize who the true heroes in our society are — including our soldiers who risk their lives on the battlefield, first responders who daily confront emergencies, teachers who invest in the next generation, and moms who tirelessly raise their kids.

I loved The Hunger Games, and I loved what Jennifer Lawrence had to say about celebrities.  Plus, in the interview, she says she has her own bow and arrow and used it to protect herself from suspected home invaders in the past!

Read her interview here.

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  • http://goldenretrieverpupy.blogspot.com/ Rose Mary

    I can’t see how a proclaiming Christian can watch the hunger games it is totally unbiblicle.

    • Amy Mc

      Judging from your comment, I would guess that you have not read the books. I am a Christian and loved these books and the message. It is NOT a story about children killing children. Katniss and Peeta rise above that and hold on to what is good about humanity. It is not UNBIBLICAL (spelled correctly), it is a story of finding what is true and decent in others and having that triumph over evil.

      • Skittles

        I am also a Christian and loved these books and the movie and plan to see the next one. Not sure where the UNBIBLICAL parts come in though…..

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    So true! They’re just entertainers all they do is pretend. It’s ridiculous that anyone in their right mine would find them

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    ….would find them important.

  • Rose Mary

    First of all, it’s a movie. Fiction. Based off an adventure story book series. Second, what on earth is “unbiblicle” about a fantasy movie that takes place in the far future?

  • Michelle

    Thanks for Sharing Bristol! It’s rare hear about celebrities that don’t expect to be worshiped! I’m not a fan of the Hunger games – I can’t behind the notion of popularizing class warfare and a few other themes of the movies/books, but I am a fan of Ms Lawrence – especially now.

  • traci fernandez

    Did someone say it is not a biblical movie so a true christian shouldn’t watch it? Wow, well I thought the point of this was to share that movie stars are not heroes and not all of them think as themselves that way.

  • melory

    Who raised that kid?! Good job, parents!

  • Rick

    You can bet your life that Hollywood will soon turn on her and rend her limb from limb. They are self-important, completely invested in the belief that they are special. She won’t be allowed to continue to say otherwise.
    I confess, I am baffled by the fact that people look to actors for political answers. When we were in school, did anyone faced with a problem in Civics EVER think, “Nnnngggg….I wish a drama major was here to help me with this one!”

  • blueniner

    Bristol you are a star, we enjoyed you on DWTS and your TV show. You have the looks and the talent, if you wanted to do movies or TV you would be a huge sucess. I know that doesnt seem to be your thing, maybe Politics?..just saying

    • BethfromCal

      Movies requires being able to act. Politics requires a little more education than having a GED. The job bristol does best is what she does now, drumming up sympathy for her family and fueling hatred from her rabid fans. If the palin clan didn’t do that, they would be old news by now.

  • mike

    Just because you weren’t on “American Idol” (I hate that name) doesn’t mean you’re not a great star of Dancing With The Stars. But I know you more appriciate you are a great daughter, sister, mother, aunt, dancer, Christian, friend, and writer! God bless you. At least let your fans honor you for all these things please.

  • Ishamael

    Bristol why are you so obsessed with celebrities? David Letterman and now this story? I realize that its very popular to bash hollywood but how about posting something about poverty or mental illness? You don’t have to be a shallow conservative. You can be more than this.

    • daryl

      Why don’t you do me,yourself, and all of bristol’s fans a favor?.Go find the tallest building and throw yourself off of it so we all can move on okay.

  • David

    Good post, Bristol.
    I liked Hunger Games, too.
    Jennifer Lawrence is right – we should not idolize celebrities.
    The Presidential Elections brought out the True Colors of some of Hollywood’s Biggest Celebrities.
    I now think Less Highly of some of these Celebrities – some that I used to Really Admire.
    The same thing applies to Sports Heroes.

  • Tawny Jones

    Bristol, is it OK if we idolize you & your beautiful mom Sarah?

    • daryl

      Yea is it ok because we are yalls biggest fan?

  • daryl

    You got that right sister we should be idiolzing the real heroes those who put their lives own the line for us to keep us safe.Not the celebrities their only about getting paid to entertaine us.

  • Sharon

    You are exactly right and Jennifer Lawrence is too. Anybody could do what they do! My view is they are strictly for entertainment in TV and/or movies only!!

  • Ruth

    To BethfromCal

    Stop the deep hostility and condescension towards the Palins. It is eating you up to your detriment.

  • http://FB Cricket Nichols

    I believe it is a waste of time and money to go too movies!!!

  • Tootie

    Bristol, I don’t think you would have forwarded this great comment by Jennifer Lawrence if you didn’t have some sound thinking yourself. I believe in you. I see a beautiful future for you and Tripp. It is because you have an honest heart. That’s all Jesus needs to find entrance into someone’s life and to be able to lead and guide him to his destiny.

  • Joseph

    Jennifer Lawrence kinda reminds me of you, Bristol; mainly when she has her dyed dark brown.

  • Joseph

    I forgot to add hair. Lol


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