Which is why she needs to go into hiding and she needs to do it fast. Sure, sure I get that she needs to promote American Hustle, but she can’t be the star of this press circuit. Not this time. Sure Amy Adams doesn’t evoke the same kind of excitement in her interviews, but she’s certainly charming enough. And Bradley Cooper? I mean, that guy can more than handle his own in interviews. After all , it is rumored that every time he talks about his mother, an angel grows its wings. And when it comes to awards season campaigning, assuming she gets nominated, she has to sit it out this year. She’s only 23. Considering her immense talent, it’s clear she’ll get nominated several more times. Dare I say it, but I think we’re looking at another Meryl Streep here. Which is a compliment, but also a burden. Didn’t we all groan when Meryl won that Oscar a few years ago? Meryl herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech that Americans aren’t all that excited to see her rack up the awards anymore. She’s living proof that you can love someone and still not want them to succeed 100% of the time.
While the Oscars nominees clearly haven’t been announced yet, odds are high that Jennifer Lawrence will be in the same group as 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o. She’s not only my personal pick for the award, but she’s a relatively new actress who really deserves recognition for her work in that movie. For Jennifer Lawrence to swoop in and take another award from someone like her seems unfair, even if her performance is just as strong. And again, I’m saying this as a huge fan. I by no means am saying that she should reject a nomination — that would look ungrateful — but I am saying that she should lay low when all her fellow nominees are campaigning. Everyone likes her now and I want everyone to like her even more in a few months. So if she could just put her personality on pause for a while and slip away to a secret location, it would be fab!