Jennifer Lawrence's penchant for goofy antics and speaking her mind has won the actress legions of fans and critics alike, and the starlet says she's well aware that she's polarizing -- and that she never expected her title of America's Sweetheart to remain uncontested.
In a wide-ranging interview with Marie Claire, Lawrence addresses the backlash that started brewing against her following media appearances promoting her Oscar-nominated turns in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," the former of which netted her the Best Actress Academy Award. While many praised her as down-to-earth and a model BFF, others claimed to be over the J-Law hype, and Lawrence is quite self-aware about the fickle nature of fame.
"Nobody can stay beloved forever," she told the magazine. "I never believed it, the whole time. I was like, just wait: People are going to get sick of me. My picture is everywhere, my interviews are everywhere; I'm way too annoying because I get on red carpets and I'm really hyper, and I can't not photo-bomb somebody if it's a good opportunity. But it's something I always tell myself: 'You need to calm the f*ck down. You don't want to constantly be a GIF.'"
Lawrence also discussed a persistent rumor that she planned her high-profile trips at both the 2013 and 2014 Oscars as a way to gain attention, something she denies -- though she understands why people would think it was all a ruse.
"The second I [fell again this year], I was laughing, but on the inside I was like, 'You're f*cked. They're totally going to think this is an act,'" Lawrence said. "But trust me, if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it at two Oscars in a row. I watch Homeland-I'm craftier than that!"
Despite knowing that the haters are out there, the actress says she's at peace with that.
"Honestly, I'm just doing my best," Lawrence said. "But if people want to start the backlash, I'm the captain of that team. As much as you hate me, I'm 10 steps ahead of you."
For more from Lawrence, check out the entire story at Marie Claire.
[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]