Jennifer Lawrence in Madame Figaro: I Suffered From Social Anxiety Growing Up


Jennifer Lawrence in Madame Figaro: I Suffered From Social Anxiety Growing Up

With her film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” just a few days from its highly anticipated release date, Jennifer Lawrence pitched in on promotions by covering the latest issue of Madame Figaro magazine.

During her interview with the publication, the 23-year-old star opened up about the anxiety she faced as a child and revealed her desire to have a normal life when away from the sets.

“My nickname was “Nitro” as nitroglycerin,” Miss Lawrence explained. “I was hyperactive, curious about everything. When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered the school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had friends.”

In regards to keeping a low-key life from paparazzi and reporters, the 23-year-old actress stated, “I want my life as normal as possible. One of the dangers int he film industry is that things are too fast. I do not want to burn the stages of my life. I want to keep it simple, you see, I do not have an assistant.”

“[Justine] that helps me is my best friend. At the end of a day of shooting, I can go home and hang out with her, do what we do in 22 years… and not share time with someone who works for me,” she added.