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The Other Interesting Side of Actress Jennifer Lawrence That Most Fans May Not Know About

Updated on March 26, 2020
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is looking to always explore his writing opportunities.

This Article Will Focus On Jennifer Lawrence's Faith & Political Views

Religion and celebrities may not always go together. But for one famous Hollywood actress, this may be the case. This next article will try to focus on a celebrity who is religious That celebrity is actress Jennifer Lawrence! I did not even know that she is so devoted to praying. Lawrence who is now 28 revealed in a 2012 interview with Marie Claire Magazine about her religious upbringing as she was growing up. Lawrence said: “In the South it’s very normal. It would be weird for me to go to sleep without praying (Barksdale 2015). It is easy to assume that GOD probably had a role in Jennifer Lawrence’s decision to become an actress. Which leads us to this next crucial point. The next part of this article is how GOD has helped me realize how to deal with anger and resentment so that life can change. Some of this may make sense to some of you or not. We spend so much time idolizing Hollywood celebrities mostly for their looks that most of us often overlook the good things that some of them do. Watching the movie Passengers probably didn’t save my life in the literal sense but it made me realize that falling in love quickly can happen. I first heard about Lawrence when I saw the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. Note: there used to be a review of that movie in this article but we will now focus on an aspect of Jennifer Lawrence's life that most of her fans may not be aware of.

Jennifer Lawrence in Spain

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a photo session for the movie Passengers in Madrid, Spain in November 2016.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a photo session for the movie Passengers in Madrid, Spain in November 2016. | Source

What GOD is like and How This Had An Effect on Me

He (GOD) knows things that we do not and cannot ever know. It is said that God is so powerful that he knows everything. Many people say that God has a plan for all of us. Not everyone believes in God and I understand that. But for those of you that believe in Him and trust Him, He is always there for you. God always helps us out whenever we ask Him. He may not answer us at that moment but eventually God gives us a reply. God shows us the way to what we are looking for. I have been raised as a Christian and there is a God out there. Someone out there is looking after you and watching over you even if you don’t really believe it or follow the Bible.

Did GOD enable this writer to develop a sort of fascination and admiration for Jennifer Lawrence? That's a likely and accurate assumption. This writer remembers one night where he was so overcome with emotion that he needed help to try and get rid of his anger and resentment. Shortly after praying to GOD, I could really feel as if that barrier had been lifted. I had been struggling for the longest time because I had felt that much of the Southern United States was ignorant, backward, and racist. While it is true that the Southern states were part of the Confederacy and really made lots of money because of the institution of slavery, to assume that all Southerners were associated with racism is a big generalization. My story is an example that GOD has the power to comfort and heal you if you have faith in HIM.

Jennifer Lawrence Criticizes Christians

However, Lawrence stirred up controversy during an interview for the December 2015 edition of Vogue Magazine. The subject of Kim Davis was brought up at the time of the interview. For those of you that do not remember, Kim Davis was a county clerk in Kentucky that went to jail because she refused to sign wedding licenses for gay and lesbian couples. Lawrence who became noticeably upset during the interview saying that Davis made her become embarrassed that she is from Kentucky. Lawrence also questioned whether the United States has even come as far as it has. Lawrence said: “I was raised a Republican, but I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights. It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff,” (Judge 2015). Lawrence is the highest paid actress in Hollywood and is very talented but you have to admire the fact that she is a big supporter of women’s rights.

Jennifer Lawrence in London (December 2016)

Actress Jennifer Lawrence in London, England while promoting the movie Passengers.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence in London, England while promoting the movie Passengers. | Source

References

Barksdale, Aaron. 2015. 25 Celebrities Get Real About Their Spirituality. September 8. Accessed January 7, 2017. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/religious-celebrities-in-hollywood_us_55eb1d3ce4b093be51bbb192.

Judge, Mark. 2015. Jennifer Lawrence Attacks Christians: 'People Holding Their Crucifixes, Which May As Well Be Pitchforks'. November 13. Accessed January 7, 2017. http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/mark-judge/jennifer-lawrence-attacks-christians-their-crucixies-which-may-well-be-pitchforks.

© 2017 Ara Vahanian

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