Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t think much of her profession.
The Oscar-nominated actress describes herself as “vastly uneducated” during an interview with Vanity Fair in their February 2013 issue. The Hunger Games actress revealed it’s not difficult to stay grounded.
She told them: “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.”
Jennifer then talked about her acting idols. She understands what it’s like to be starstruck, describing a hilarious encounter with 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.” When the interviewer asked her if she wound up meeting Streep, she replied, “Of course not. I just creepily stared at her.”