Jennifer Lawrence Is Not Just Funny, Gorgeous, and Genuine, She's Also a Terrific Person

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Not Just Funny, Gorgeous, and Genuine, She's Also a Terrific Person

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 12, 2013 | Comments ()


I don’t know why (I mean, I do), but seeing Jennifer Lawrence — who is basically the most popular twenty-something actress in the world right now — leave the red carpet during a Catching Fire premiere to meet and, apparently, comfort a fan in a wheelchair made me kind of misty. It’s such a sweet, honest, and lovely moment, really, and not something we’re used to seeing from our celebrities. It makes me just kind of want to hug the world.

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  • John W

    They need to send her to the Middle East while there's still time.

  • planejane

    I love how some people actually believe that anything she does is actually decided by her. She's completely manufactured like every other star and tv personality. Some PR people and agents decided her shtick will be quirky hot girl next door and she ran with it. Have any of you actually pay attention to what she's said? Her comments about lesbians, disabled people, and women different than her are absolutely not ok. If she weren't thin (but not too thin cause that's like totally gross, right?), white, blonde and conventionally attractive no one would give her the time of day. As for the video, I don't see why she should be given a pat on the back for doing what any decent human being would do. But of course that's not as fun as over intellectualizing about yet another woman marketed as an attractive product.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    I'm interested to know what she said about disabled people? Long before she did the actress thing, she had a notably close friendship with her next door neighbor who was born with downs. While I'm sure she has said stupid things, it would be a pretty big reversal for her to be disrespectful of those with special needs.

  • axis2clusterB

    Ugh, this room is full of dust.
    Seriously, she just keeps getting cooler. As others have said, the way that she interacts directly with the girl is what got me.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    What a sweet gesture, and I love that she's so completely focused on the little girl, not looking around at the people around her.

    As if I needed to love her more.

  • luthien26

    I think if she and Tom Hiddleston shared the same space, the world might explode into puppies and rainbows. And I would be ok with that. Someone get on this, stat!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Their progeny would collapse the universe in a supernova of charm.

  • kirivinokur

    I love hugging strangers, too!

  • Melina

    so many damn tears!!

  • HerGuyWednesday

    It's incredible how even from behind, without seeing Lawrence's face, you can tell with total certainty that the conversation and hug she gives this little girl are 100% genuine.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    What's perfectly lovely is how she is engaging directly with the girl in the wheelchair. She doesn't speak to her mom (?) or to her own handlers. She's talking right to her. At about the one minute mark, she clearly asks the girl herself if she'd like to take a picture - she doesn't ask the mom, she asks the girl. THEN she turns to the mom for the photo.

    To me, that little 20 second snippet tells quite a bit. She's taking the time to be in conversation with someone who probably spends too much time being talked about or around, rather than to.

    Hugs are easy to fake - engagement much harder.

  • chanohack

    Pajiba knows how to get all my clicks.

  • Anthony Hoffman

    She is human.

  • Carey Adams

    I teared up. That was just so sweet.

  • Ben

    Can we trade all the Mileys, and Beibers, and other spoiled, privileged children for more celebrities that act and behave like Miss Lawrence.

  • Pawesl

    Honestly its not like miley or bieber would not have done the same thing. As much of an idiot he may seem Bieber has actually completed over 100 make a wishes for kids, visiting them when he was their wish. Most people never hear about it because they'd rather report how much of a douche he is.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    I don't know the Bieb, obviously, or Ms. Lawrence, but I am going to make blanket generalizing statements anyway. I think JB will happily come to brighten a fans day up if they ask for him, and he is told that his being there will make there "wish" come true. He is doing a goodish thing, but there is also a huge amount of ego fulfillment in literally being the person who makes someones wish come true.

    This seems a little different, leaving the Red Carpet of a movie in which you are the major star, and meet someone. I don't know how staged that was. All I can say is, if it was Bieber or Miley, I believe it would have been all about them doing it. With J-law it is all about the child in the wheelchair. It could just be that J-Law is that much better an actress, but she just seems genuine when it happens. Its why we all love J-Law while large swathes of the world have an irritational dislike for Miley or Justin.

  • Ben

    You're not wrong, but perhaps that is something he needs to work on so that people are noticing him more for his positive work then they are for his asshole moves.

  • Michelle

    True - my company is doing a huge fundraising effort for Make a Wish and I feel like half of the completed wishes they showed us had the Biebs.

  • Daniel Valentin

    Jennifer Lawrence is so amazing that I, a 33 year-old heterosexual male who should find her smokingly hot and sexually attractive, instead see her as someone I'd love to befriend and meet just because I know my quality of life(by which I mean emotionally and intellectually) would improve for having her as my friend. She just seems like a genuinely GOOD person, a person that everyone needs someone like. She has that same vibe that people like John Goodman and Jeff Bridges exude: that of a cool person you'd love to meet not because they're famous, but because they're adorable and good-hearted. She's a fan of Bridges and went crazy over meeting him in person in fact, no surprise there.

  • Word. As the dad of a not-quite (13 days, she tells me over breakfast today) 16-year-old, I want Jennifer Lawrence as a cool, together, human, geeky influence in my daughter's life. A pseudo-big sister, if you will.

    I accept and understand all the hotness of Jennifer Lawrence stuff; she's undeniably gorgeous. But I want the other side. And I'd totally drink a beer with her myself.

  • zeke_the_pig

    That's lovely.
    One wonders: what would she have to do to be disliked now?

  • bastich

    Bleach her hair, start using molly, and take up twerking?

  • Edwina the Magnificent

    Naaaah. She could make it cool.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Hook up with Bieber?

  • Legally Insignificant

    Justin Bieber.

  • What if she's so awesome she could transform him into a tolerable person?

  • Legally Insignificant

    The only way she could transform him into a tolerable person would involve a young priest, an old priest, and some holy water.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well played!

  • NynjaSquirrel

    Claim copyright of the TARDIS maybe?

  • chanohack

    That wouldn't work; I'd only love her more.

  • NateMan

    All the quirkiness of Matt Smith with added hotness? I'd watch the HELL out of that. And then again after my wife's gone to bed.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    On that second viewing, would you or would you not be wearing pants?

  • NateMan

    Pants would definitely be optional.

  • Aaron Schulz

    it would have to be like start a puppy nursery on fire while espousing the merits of ethnic cleansing and giving small children heroin

  • zeke_the_pig

    Slap Nelson Mandela with a rolled up, burning copy of the U.S. Constitution while standing on a kitten's face with one foot and kicking Mr Rogers' grave with the other.

  • Laura

    Oh, that gives me the feels.

  • JAJenks

    Goddamnit. She just keeps being the best.

  • John G.

    J-Law for Queen of Earth!!!

  • bastich

    I, for one, welcome our busty new overlord.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Is there a special term for a male concubine, or should I just say I'd like to be a concubine in my cover letter?

  • bastich

    The special term you want to put down is "harem eunuch".

    (Yes...that reply will "cut down" the competition! Evil laugh! Evil laugh!)

  • Legally Insignificant

    Damn allergies are acting up.

  • Lanaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Who the hell is cutting all of these onions!

  • mograph

    Hang on -- got something in my eye ...

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