Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Won’t Read Reviews Of Her Movies

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Jennifer Lawrence is always honest about how she approaches acting, but when it comes to reviews of her films, she avoids them altogether.

In fact, earlier this month, Lawrence sat down with Adam Sandler as a part of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series and opened up about how she really feels about movie reviews. Spoiler alert: she doesn’t make time for them.

“Only when they’re good,” Lawrence told Sandler jokingly when asked if she reads any of the reviews for her performances. “No, I don’t. Normally, I promote a movie, you put the work in to promoting it, ask people to go see it, and then it’s just kind of out of your hands. I normally just kind of let it go.”

Clearly getting critiqued is part of being an actor, but even the greats, like Lawrence, know that it’s sucky and can be hurtful.

“It’s so bizarre, because you’re so in the zone. You put your whole soul and body — you move to shoot a movie, you do all of this. You love it, obviously. You wouldn’t be there if you didn’t love it. And then people just destroy it,” she said. “It sucks.”

To hear more from Lawrence and Sandler’s chat for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” tune into the full interview on January 2nd through January 4th at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

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