During an interview with the press, the Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence opened up about how privacy invasion has taken a heavy toll on her.
Of course the American sweetheart knew that she would lose some part of her privacy when she chose acting, but what she did not realise was the amount of emotional distress and even the physical effects it would have on her.
“I knew the paparazzi were going to be a reality in my life, but I did not know that I would feel anxiety every time I open my front door, or that being chased by 10 men you don’t know, or being surrounded, feels invasive and makes me feel scared and gets my adrenaline going every day,” said the 24-year-old actress when she was a promoting her latest instalment of Hunger Games.
The Oscar winner who was in the midst of Apple i-cloud’s recent nude photo leak scandal, among stars like Arianna Grande, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, did not realise the impact of such a scandalous act.
“You can say, ‘This [invasion of privacy] is part of my job and this is going to be a reality of my life,’ but what you don’t expect is how your body and how your emotions are going to react to it,” she said.
Although she had been outraged, Jennifer had kept herself calm and composed, until Vanity Fair’s November issue, where she vented off her frustrations.
The American sweetheart was “disgusted” not only by those who had committed the privacy violation, but also those who abused it for money-making reasons, especially social media.
“It is a sexual violation. Its disgusting…. That’s why these web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crossed somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”
“Anybody looking at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love, say, ‘Oh yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”
As for the tabloids, Lawrence said, “You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living…. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and – it feels better,” she said.
She confessed that she used to cry about it, but not anymore she doesn’t.
“Time does heal, you know… I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace,” said the actress.
Meanwhile, her latest film, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, is set to be releasead on the 20th of this month at the Paradise Cinemas.