“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence opened up about how paparazzi made her “feel scared” in an interview with the Associated Press on Saturday.
Jennifer knew that being famous would cause a loss of privacy but she wasn’t prepared for the mental toll that would take on her.
The 24-year-old actress admitted, “I knew the paparazzi were going to be a reality in my life. But I didn’t 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.”
Jennifer, who was one of many celebrity victims of the nude photo hacking in August and September, said, “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 jokingly added, “Nobody wants to help us because it seems like, you know, ‘Shut up, millionaires!’ ”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” actress said she loves her job but there “are some things that I couldn’t really prepare for.”
She said that at one time when she opened the window at a hotel where she’s staying, she discovered “a team of paparazzi outside that are shooting up into my hotel room. And we can’t ask them to move because they’re on public property. And they can photograph me because I’m a public person or can chase me because I’m a public person.”
She hoped that changing the law would protect public figures like her. ”
Lawrence said, “And my belief, and it’s something I am going to work very hard on changing and I hope it changes before I die, is to make it illegal to buy, post or shop a photo that’s been obtained illegally. I have photographers that jump my fence… if somebody jumps my fence and takes a picture through my window of me naked, that’s illegal, but the photos can still be everywhere (online) the next day, and that makes no sense!”
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