Hollywood people are just like us. They suffer the same heartbreaks and fears, feel the same loves and joys we do. Right? I really want to believe that, but then they speak.
Take Jennifer Lawrence (please!). We learn from Variety that a in a new Vogue cover story Lawrence says she’s had two miscarriages before giving birth to her son. That’s tragic, terribly sad for any woman. Then she explains that the first one happened before she could get an abortion. So … not a miscarriage? Half a miscarriage? Was she disappointed she didn’t get to exercise her girl-power?
We learn about this because Lawrence is hopping mad about SCOTUS overturning Roe. “The actor’s home state of Kentucky banned abortions after the ruling, which increased a rift in Lawrence’s Republican family that started when Donald Trump became president,” Variety said. Of course there’s a rift. Besides being a virtuous progressive, Jennifer Lawrence is an important celebrity (and a deep thinker, just ask her.) She can’t be expected to sublimate her important celebrity opinions long enough to get through Thanksgiving.
According to Vogue, much of Lawrence’s disappointment over Roe v. Wade being overturned is “directed at certain relatives back in Louisville, Ky., where she’d grown up, including her father.” The actor had been trying to repair the family rift after giving birth, and then the Supreme Court ruling was made official and complicated matters. Lawrence processed her family drama in therapy, and she even told her therapist about a recurring nightmare she was having about Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Poor girl, ready to do the hard work of repairing her family relationships when a federal law changed. Who among us could soldier through such a gut punch? And with the specter of a Fox pundit haunting your slumber?
“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different,” she told Vogue. “The information they are getting is different. Their life is different.” Imagine needing five years of therapy because your dad voted for the other guy? “I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t fuck with people who aren’t political anymore.”
And her outrage isn’t just reserved for the horrible cretins who created and nurtured her. She’s angry at the industry that’s made her wealthy. Variety said “she earned $5 million less than Leonardo DiCaprio on ‘Don’t Look Up’ despite sharing top billing with him.”
“It doesn’t matter how much I do. I’m still not going to get paid as much as that guy, because of my vagina?”
Maybe. Or maybe your agent stinks. Or maybe – and I know this is crazy – maybe people don’t like you.