Friends beg j-law: ‘slow down!’
She’s one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but Jennifer’s determination to stay on top of her game means she’s running the risk of burning out…
She’s an Academy Award- winning actress with a string of hit movies under her belt – there’s no denying Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest stars in the world right now. But as the 26-year-old prepares to start shooting for the new X-men movie Dark Phoenix, we’re told that friends – and boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, 48 – are concerned J-law is taking on too much in a bid to hold onto her A-list status.
A pal spills: ‘There’s a genuine fear she’s pushing herself too hard. It’s hard to say no when you’re in demand, but she’s got four films in production and won’t turn down a script these days.’
Jennifer’s been focusing on work lately, avoiding the showbiz scene in favour of film sets. But last week she also squeezed in an appearance at the Dior Couture show in Paris. Friends say that as Jen prepares once more for all eyes to be on her, she’s spending more time on her appearance. She certainly turned heads in the French capital, opting for a white minidress, trainer boots and a knitted kimono, despite the soaring Parisian temperatures.
‘Jen’s been charging ahead with punishing workouts, pushing herself to agents and campaigning for the best scripts to be sent to her,’ says our insider. ‘The problem is that she’s going for a “quantity over quality” approach, wanting everything and everything to be sent her way versus that one killer opportunity. Jen’s friends are constantly reminding her that she’s better than that.’
Despite that, it doesn’t sound like J-law has anything to worry about. Last month it was confirmed she’ll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, at the same time as actual Minnie Mouse. There’s much worse company to be in, right?
This hasn’t done anything to banish Jen’s fears of her stardom fading, though. The friend adds: ‘She fears losing momentum after her rapid rise to fame. She was white hot in the industry two years ago and slipping off the A-list is something Jennifer thinks about a lot. But this relentless pace is burning her out.’
Someone please tell J-law that we – and the world – think she’s amazing just the way she is!
Jen’s been pushing herself very hard but her friends want to convince her she doesn’t need to
Looking haaaawwttt (in more ways than one – read: Paris in summer)