There’s a change up around the ‘ol column this week. I’m not getting into a TV show or movie, for the first time ever, I am talking about a person. An actress, to be exact. I’d love to tell you I don’t still get obsessive celebrity crushes but that’d be a lie. (And the lovely Meghan O’Keefe tackles a Crush of the Week anyway.) This is about a life ruiner. An actress whose stage, interview and film presence has rendered me putty in her hands (or something).
An actress whose expressions are so GIF-able you feel like you are talking to her when you scroll through tumblr. An actress who knows her way around a bow and arrow. An Academy Award winner at age 22. I’m not even mad she was born in 1990.
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is the most recent addition to the list of People And Things That Have Ruined Erin’s Life. This is not a new idea regarding Jennifer Lawrence. Everyone is pretty much in love with her and has deemed her America’s BFF.
Here are five ways Jennifer Lawrence has ruined my life:
1. Her Facial Expressions Give Me Hope
Here’s the thing. My mom has called me “Erin face” for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been one for facial expressions. You know how having a “poker face” is a thing? Well, I don’t have that at all. Anything I’m feeling is strewn across my face at every moment.
This is why in school when I would get stressed, my eyes would well up and then everyone would talk about how “Erin is getting teary-eyed again” and I could never pretend they were wrong. But usually making goofy faces gets me into trouble or at least makes people comment on them.
Having Jennifer Lawrence making the rounds with her series of facial expressions has really made me feel better about my own. Here are some great Jennifer Lawrence expressions I’ve seen, but if you just look at the Jennifer Lawrence tag on tumblr you’ll see 1827634587563924562 more.
2. She Appears to Always Say The Right Thing
I mean, across the board, I can’t think of any celebrity I’ve been this into in a long time. She always has a funny quip to respond to an interviewer, she always makes the “right” comments that we all want to hear, she just seems, perfect. In her non-perfection, of course.
She gives the answers we want to hear. She swears but smiles when she does it so it’s charming. She tells everyone on the red carpet she’s hungry when no one else would admit to that.
I don’t really have anything groundbreaking to say on this point. I just feel like she cannot answer a question or react to a situation incorrectly right now.
I rest my case.
3. She Referenced First Wives Club Publically
I thought it was genius and just the exact thing to put me over the edge of full-on superfan.
4. SHE. IS. KATNISS.
Look, I’m an adult and I think Katniss Everdeen is awesome. I was right there waiting to find out who was going to bring Katniss to the “big screen.”
I was immediately on board with Jennifer Lawrence because I started loving her during the award season after Winter’s Bone and haven’t stopped since.
My favorite criticism, however, was, “she doesn’t have brown hair!” as if no actress in the history of time has ever changed the color of their hair for a role.
Especially in a movie which I had many issues with (don’t jump down my throat I just love the books so much and I hate when movies don’t adapt books I love the right way) I absolutely loved her performance as Katniss and at least can’t wait to see how that develops.