Jennifer Lawrence -- an Academy award-winning actress, star of “The Hunger Games” and arguably Hollywood’s current princess -- celebrates her 23rd birthday on Thursday. In honor of the A-list star's big day, here are six of her most-memorable quotes from the past year.
Lawrence won an Oscar and Golden Globe award for best actress in 2013 for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The actress accepted the award in an unusual way by first tripping her way up the Dolby Theatre steps, which led to her now infamous acceptance speech: "You guys are just standing up because I fell,” Lawrence said after facing a crowd of her cheering colleagues. “And that's really embarrassing.”
TRASH TV OBSESSION CONFESSION
We don't have to feel guilty anymore for staying home to watch episodes of “Dance Moms” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians," now that we know Lawrence is a big fan, too! During a red carpet interview at the 2013 Academy Awards, the actress admitted to correspondent Kristin Chenoweth that she enjoys the Lifetime reality dancing competition series. “Oh my god, do you love 'Dance Moms?'" Lawrence said. "Does a bear s--in the woods?”
Lawrence previously talked about her obsession with reality shows during an interview with Marie Claire South Africa in January, claiming her love for TV stems for her “old lady” lifestyle. “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.”
DIFFICULT CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Apparently, even Lawrence isn't immune to childhood bullying. The actress told the Sun during an interview in March that her childhood schoolmates didn’t always treat her with respect, saying she was bullied by girls.
“I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean. They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right, although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn't invited to,” Lawrence said. "I just hocked a loogie on them and threw them in the trash can.”
PRESIDENT CLINTON FLUB
If it hadn't been a gaffe by Lawrence, maybe it wouldn’t have been so adorable. During her appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards in April to present the flagship Advocate for Change award to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the actress noticeably flubbed the politician’s name. “Ladies and gentleman, President Gil ...” Lawrence said before correcting her mistake. “Of all the things to mess up,” the actress said, shaking her head. “His name!”
Lawrence’s debut on the cover of the September issue of Vogue magazine graced headlines and her complaints about fame were eye-catching. The Kentucky-native claims she's followed daily by paparazzi, and said her rising star power is a source of contention in her personal life.
“I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven't been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I'm not going to find peace with it,” she said. "If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, ‘Well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do.’ It makes no sense."
Before becoming a household name, Lawrence dated actor Nicholas Hoult, 23, after the twosome met on the set of “X-Men: First Class” in 2011. After two years of dating, the couple called it quits in February, citing long distance and hectic filming schedules. The pair was spotted by photographers in April enjoying a dinner in Los Angeles and have since been the topic of reconciliation rumors. Lawrence commented on the talk in a recent interview with Vogue.
While not outright confirming that the two have rekindled their romance, Lawrence did speak about their life together. “I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn't even see it coming… [Hoult] would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, 'See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work.”