Jennifer Lawrence Is Angry Over The Anti-Gay Marriage Stance Taken By A Kentucky County Clerk
In the interview for her new Vogue cover, Jennifer Lawrence tells journalist Jonathan Van Meter when he shows up at her Beverly Hills house that Republican politicians may have been on Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk Kim Davis‘ side, but she is not.
Kim Davis? “Don’t even say her name in this house,” Lawrence declares before going on a rant against the obscure county clerk who made national headlines – and garnered the support of GOP presidential candidates – by defying a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The day Van Meter visited was the same day Davis got out of jail, to be greeted by cheering supporters.
Davis, Lawrence fumed, is that “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky”.
She has no use for “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”
Kentuckians probably by now know who JLaw is, too: Oscar-winner. At 25, the second highest-paid actor (of either gender) in Hollywood. Global star who’s made a huge success of the The Hunger Games franchise, with the final installment, Mockingjay, Part 2, due to open later this month (thus theVogue cover and interview).
So, not just any Kentuckian, Lawrence. Like her Hunger Games character, Katniss, Lawrence is something of a rabble-rouser who wears her politics on her couture-clad sleeve. She’s for gay rights. She’s for women’s rights. She’s not for billionaire-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I was raised a Republican,” Lawrence says in the interview, “but I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights. It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff.”
Van Meter suggests “it is not that big of a stretch to imagine her becoming a modern-day Jane Fonda, whom she deeply admires”.
As she told Entertainment Weekly, “My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”
She talks non-political stuff in the interview, too, such as dating, which is tricky right now. She’s a “lonely” superstar and she’s not happy about it.
“No one ever asks me out,” she laments. “I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me. I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow. I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years who has no idea who I am.”
She’s more philosophical about that sex crime last year when internet trolls hacked her iCloud and posted a bunch of her nude photos online.
“It was all pain and no gain,” she says. “But I don’t dwell on it unless someone brings it up.”