Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down Syndrome.

Therefore, when I read the title of The Anchoress’s piece “Jennifer Lawrence is a Class Act,” I had to go see what the actress has done now. Sure enough, it’s a genuine act of kindness.

While attending the red carpet premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere in London, Lawrence saw a girl in a wheelchair behind a security barrier. As reported by, “Lawrence knelt in front of the girl and signed an autograph and posed for a photograph. She exchanged a few words with the young fan and then hugged her and kissed her on the cheek.”

Here’s some video of the event from Youtube:

Kudos to Jennifer Lawrence for staying grounded despite all the praise and hoopla surrounding her. And be sure to read why Jennifer Lawrence is the kind of daughter The Anchoress would love to have (if she had a daughter).

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.