Jennifer Lawrence on Variety’s Women’s Impact Report 2012
There are some considerable examples of gender bias in the film industry and so to recognise the contribution of women in cinema, Variety has compiled the Women’s Impact Report 2012, listing Hollywood’s most influential women in front of and behind the camera. Featured in the creatives section was actress Jennifer Lawrence who revealed she works “12-13 hour days, 60 hours a week.”
What we should know: “Moviemaking is really fun, even when the crew is different on any movie, it’s always the same kind — nice, fun and accepting. There’s a certain personality that comes with making movies, you have to not take life too seriously cause at the end of the day you’re just making movies, and having a great time.”
Word of wisdom: “Try it (acting) for a few years and if it doesn’t work out try something else. It’s one of those things that always sounds so nice, just keep going and one of these days your dreams will come true, but it’s a fickle industry and its completely random and unpredictable, it’s not like being a lawyer where you take a test and then you get to become one.”
Life-work balance: “I always have friends coming in and out of town. And when you have time off, just completely let go of everything. I hang out with the people I always do, outside of my work life nothing changes. If you have a good group then if the people around you don’t change, hopefully you won’t change.”
Charitable passions: “I’ve got a charity at home that I love called Bellewood. It’s a home for (foster care) children in Kentucky, and my family opens up our farms for the kids in the summer. It’s a school, but they also teach them how to garden and different skills — it’s a fun place.”
You can read all of Variety’s article on Jennifer here, the entire impact report here and Variety’s Youth Impact Report 2012 published in September which featured Suzanne Collins, Nina Jacobson, Josh Hutcherson and Willow Shields here.