The more she ‘has her say’ the more her films tank.
The danger of becoming a ‘Hollywood A-lister’ is that it’s easy to forget how fragile A-list status can be.
Jennifer Lawrence used to be the ‘big ticket’ in Hollywood.
She was a rising star when she was still in her teens and she became the superstar carrying the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise. She had a string of hit movies and it seemed she was on that path of eternal stardom attained by very few in fickle ‘La-la Land’.
And then she met Lena Dunham and started writing for her feminist website, Lenny Letter, and it all started to crumble.
She started complaining about the ‘gender wage gap’ that meant that she — as one of the privileged class — would make fewer millions than her male counterparts.
When it comes to the subject of feminism, I’ve remained ever-so-slightly quiet. I don’t like joining conversations that feel like they’re “trending.” I’m even the asshole who didn’t do anything about the ice-bucket challenge — which was saving lives — because it started to feel more like a “trend” than a cause. I should have written a check, but I fucking forgot, okay? I’m not perfect. But with a lot of talk comes change, so I want to be honest and open and, fingers crossed, not piss anyone off…
…When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need. (I told you it wasn’t relatable, don’t hate me)…
…I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard.
Source: Lenny Letter
So, she doesn’t do things because they’re trendy?
Then why all the anti-Trump hysteria?
Why rant about the ‘gender pay gap’?
Why attack those that don’t agree that man is the cause of climate change?
These are all ‘trendy’ in Hollywood.
Oddly, her antagonism towards ‘flyover America’ isn’t winning her awards.
Look at what she said about religious people in an interview just after Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples:
“Don’t even say her name in this house,” she shoots back, and then goes into a rant about “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”
Crucifixes as pitchforks?
The effect was the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 fell $56M below it’s predecessor. It was expected to open to $124M but managed $104m. The momentum didn’t ever ramp up and it earned a total of $281M. For a franchise that was so popular, this was hugely disappointing.
Her subsequent films have not made as much as would have been hoped for the salary she was paid out.
In that same Vogue interview, it discusses her close friendship with Amy Schumer because they’re both ‘smart and funny’.
So, she pals around with Dunham and Schumer.
What was it my mom used to always tell me…
‘Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are.’
Lawrence has got a new movie coming out, and she’s been on the circuit pushing it.
…this week’s mother!, which has won solid reviews and a wide release on nearly 2,400 screens. It is Lawrence’s face on the poster and Lawrence’s presence in the trailers. But it is also Lawrence’s ignorant and bigoted mouth getting most of the attention.
Just last month the insufferable dolt decried America’s “divide and anger,” and did so just after she had gone on the record telling Trump “F*ck you.”…
And look at what it’s getting her.
She’s about to be another casualty of the failing box-office.
Many Americans feel that they are not respected by Hollywood and are choosing to stay home than be lectured by elites that don’t get them.
Lawrence made an attempt to win back ‘flyover America’.
Tuesday night, in an apparent panic regarding the box office prospects of mother!, Lawrence took to Facebook with the claim that she wasn’t really blaming Trump for the hurricanes, and then she went on to say all the correct things about “first responders” and “donate” and “my publicist actually wrote this statement but I did add the word really to the word important.”
Do you think it’s too little, too late for Jennifer Lawrence?
Let us know in the comments.
by Doug Giles
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