Jennifer Lawrence's Best Candid Quotes

We've already gone over all the reasons Jennifer Lawrence would make an amazing BFF, but while we wait for that day to actually come, we can still enjoy all the awesomeness she shares with total strangers on a pretty regular basis. Jennifer's sense of humor and laid-back attitude come through in interviews, where she keeps it real with quotes about fame, body image, her sexy costars, and even reality TV. Keep reading for some of Jennifer's most wise, witty, and profound one-liners from the past few years, then check out her Hollywood evolution!

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In 2016, she spoke to Glamour about the public's misconceptions of her:

"I don't feel like I'm misunderstood. I feel like I'm over-paid-attention-to. I'm not trying to be a GIF. I'm not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I'm trying to do is act. And I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a f*cking lunatic. So if you record what I'm saying, it's gonna be goofy. What do I do? What do I do? I'm just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking."

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In 2015, she talked to The New York Times about how hard it is not to Google herself:

"You try being 22, having a period, and staying away from Google. I once Googled 'Jennifer Lawrence Ugly.' [Laughs] Do I sound bitchy?"


In 2012, Jennifer told Marie Claire South Africa about her silver lining:

"Reality TV is my silver lining. At the end of the day there's probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV."

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In 2013, Jennifer joked with POPSUGAR about the parallels between Katniss and herself finding fame with The Hunger Games:

"Katniss has no idea what I have to deal with. I can't even keep these clothes. Yeah, and I have a blister."


In 2013, Jennifer told Vanity Fair what it was like to meet Meryl Streep:

"Once I'm obsessed with somebody, I'm terrified of them instantly. I'm not scared of them — I'm scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher's face and said, 'Not now, Bill!' and I just stared at Meryl Streep . . . I just creepily stared at her."


In 2013, Jennifer told Conan O'Brien about her biggest crush:

"John Stamos. He was at a party, and I turned into a perverted guy. I was like following him into rooms and staring at his ass."


Jennifer told David Letterman why she made the "I Beat Meryl" reference in 2013:

"I was like, is that what this turned into? I don't like Meryl Streep? As if I've had my eyes on getting that girl forever and I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!'"


Jennifer told POPSUGAR what she thought of her Silver Linings Playbook costar Bradley Cooper in 2013:

"He's fluent in French, very impressive. And he's hilarious. It's too bad he's so ugly."


In 2012, Jennifer told Marie Claire South Africa that she's a homebody:

"After it's 11, I'm like, 'Don't these kids ever get tired?' When I'm out, I think about my couch. Like, 'It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there's an episode of Dance Moms on. Am I missing a new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?' I'm just stressed by the idea of missing them."


In 2012, Jennifer told Chelsea Handler that she sometimes pees her pants:

"I pee when I get scared . . . and when I'm nervous. Like backstage, I just peed every three seconds. I think your staff thinks I have diarrhea. So I just want to clear that up: that was nerves, not diarrhea."


In 2012, Jennifer told The New York Times what it was like to see her face on M&M's:

"That literally was probably the coolest thing that I saw. I was like, 'You know what? It's all worth it' after I saw those M&M's."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine how she felt about the Oscar madness:

"It's an honor and an overwhelming compliment, but it's also a kind of bizarre thing. All of a sudden you're at these parties and everybody's famous, and you feel like a loser."


Jennifer told The New York Times a hilarious story about spending her 2015 birthday with Kris Jenner.

"So I'm there, and people start singing 'Happy Birthday.' Kris Jenner comes out holding my cake. It was the closest I've ever come to losing consciousness. I had no idea!"


In 2012, Jennifer told Seventeen how she fills her downtime:

"When I'm not working, I love to just hang out with my friends and watch Real Housewives. My favorite cast used to be New Jersey, but now I'm really into Beverly Hills."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine about losing her inhibition:

"I have no modesty left after X-Men — I had blue in places I didn't even know existed. Afterward, I had to go around naked, with scales over my private parts, surrounded by men. That cures you of all inhibition."


In 2013, Jennifer told Entertainment Weekly how she feels about Hollywood:

"I'm so aware of all the B.S. that surrounds Hollywood and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they're curing cancer, and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it."


Jennifer told The New York Times what she thinks of her voice in 2012:

"I think I sound like a hermit, a deep, chain-smoking hermit."


In 2012, Jennifer told The New York Times how she makes heavy scenes feel light:

"I put a rubber band on my nose to make me look like a pig and walked out and did the scene."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine about playing Katniss:

"I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I'd try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn't take over as much of my life as I thought she would."


Jennifer told Vanity Fair how she feels about acting in 2013:

"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.'"


In 2012, Jennifer told Chelsea Handler that she was nervous about all the press:

"I was like, 'God, I'm going to be that person that everybody hates.' Cause it's like, 'Hey, here I am!' Like, all the time."


In 2012, Jennifer told Glamour that fame felt daunting:

"I feel like I'm in the eye of the hurricane right now. I just recently started cleaning like I'm insane, and I'm starting to think it's my anxiety over the movie. I think it's a bit like, 'I'm just cleaning the refrigerator handle. The movie's not coming out. I'm going to clean it spotless, and then my life will not change.' It's just scary. I feel like I got a ticket to go to another planet and I'm moving there and there's no turning back, and I don't know if I'm going to like that other planet or have friends there. It's daunting."


In 2012, Jennifer told The New York Times why she's carefree:

"That's how I can go about life free as an idiot: because I have no idea what I'm doing."


In 2012, Jennifer told The New York Times that fame can feel like too much sometimes:

"It gets overwhelming, where I'll cry in my car, but not to the point where I don't want to do what I'm doing."


In 2012, Jennifer told The New York Times about her dance moves:

"When I dance, I look like I'm a dad at a prom. I never grasped my limbs. Ever since puberty I've just kind of felt like we don't understand each other."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine about her award-season diets:

"I had to go on a diet, because at all the parties there's Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. I ate so much! I think I wore two Spanx on the night of the awards."


Jennifer told W Magazine that she has few talents in 2012:

"I don't have many talents: I'm not a good cook, I can't clean, and I can't sew. The only thing I can do well is shoot a bow and arrow — which I learned to do for The Hunger Games and will probably never come in handy — and act. Imagine me 100 years ago: I would have been pointless."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine about growing up:

"You do become more aware of your mortality as you get older. When you're little, you jump on any wild horse. Then you get a little bit older and realize how fragile life is, and you're more careful."


In 2012, Jennifer told Seventeen that art doesn't veer too far from reality:

"The Hunger Games is not that far off from real life. We are living in a world where we watch extreme sports shows where people get hurt or killed. It takes a lot to shock us."


Jennifer told Seventeen in 2012 that she's on Team Peeta and Team Gale:

"I think I was Gale, until he started getting a little too trigger-happy . . . or maybe first Peeta and then Gale, or Gale then Peeta? I went back and forth a lot!"


In 2012, Jennifer told Chelsea Handler about archery lessons:

"I just had an Olympian teach me. Isn't that what everyone does when they learn archery?"


In 2012, Jennifer told Seventeen about her childhood:

"Growing up, I lived 15 minutes away from a horse farm, and I went there almost every day. My brothers were into fishing, but I was all about the horses."


In 2012, Jennifer told W Magazine about life in LA:

"Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don't understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It's not like that anywhere else in the world. I don't want to stay in LA and start thinking that's reality — because it's very far from normal. I still love movies. I'm just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else."

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During a Q&A session in 2013, Jennifer dished on her teenage obsession:

"My teen crush — Justin Timberlake. '90s Justin Timberlake, though, like *NSYNC Justin Timberlake. I remember when I bought the *NSYNC CD, and I was listening to it, and I was flipping through. Remember how CDs had the pull-out picture things? And I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up."

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In 2013, Jennifer told POPSUGAR something surprising about Josh Hutcherson.

"He chews straws. Even Capri Sun straws, which are harder than normal straws."