In the past two years, Jennifer Lawrence has skyrocketed from starring in indie films to playing the leads in blockbusters and winning an Academy Award for her efforts, but apparently, the attention was all given in vain.
Lawrence, 23, who was chosen to grace the cover of the coveted Sep. issue of Vogue this year, dished on her issues with fame and revealed a premonition in which she claims that she knew she was always destined for a life in the spotlight. "I am just not OK with it," said Lawrence via People magazine. “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.”
The actress, who stars in the upcoming second installment of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," revealed her struggles with international notoriety, saying she is frequently scared for her own safety. "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," Lawrence said. "But because I am a famous person, ‘Well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do.’ It makes no sense."
Despite her complaints about her fairly recent rise to fame, the Kentucky native claims she knew she was always destined for the limelight. “There is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood, but ever since I was really little, I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous,” she said.
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Lawrence’s admission come three months after her brother, Blaine Lawrence, was forced to contact authorities after repeatedly being stalked by a fan of the actress. According to a report from the NY Daily News, 23-year-old Canadian native, Zhao Han Cong, repeatedly called and texted Lawrence’s brother under the nickname “Ted,” claiming he was her "husband for life." Cong was arrested by federal authorities on May 7 and subsequently charged with a criminal complaint.