Monday 24 October 2016

J-Law opens up about anxiety battle

Published 18/11/2013 | 12:42

Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere in Rome
Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere in Rome
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Photocall earlier in Italy
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth

Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood nickname was “Nitro” because she took medication for social anxiety.

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The Oscar-winning actress has recalled the struggles she went through during her younger years. While Jennifer may seem confident and relaxed now, it didn’t always come naturally.

“My nickname was ‘Nitro’ as in nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything,” she told French magazine Madame Figaro. “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.”

Jennifer has spoken several times about how her life has changed since she landed the lead role in The Hunger Games franchise. The 23-year-old actress hasn’t always enjoyed living in the spotlight and the pressures that come with fame.

“I want my life to be as normal as possible. One of the dangers in the film industry is that things are too fast. I do not want to burn the stages of my life,” she explained. “I want to keep it simple, you see, I do not have an assistant. Someone 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 for 22 years… and not share time with someone who works for me.”

Jennifer is currently travelling all over the world promoting the second instalment of The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire. She has been rocking a new pixie crop haircut and on Friday she flaunted her stunning figure in a sheer Christian Dior Couture gown for the Paris premiere of the film.

Jennifer Lawrence shows off a darker, more sultry look for the film's Paris premiere.
Jennifer Lawrence shows off a darker, more sultry look for the film's Paris premiere.
The Oscar winner embraced a much more risque style than she normally wears
Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival
Lawrence poses in a stunning Dior Haute Couture gown with Dana Rebecca Designs jewellery and Manolo Blahnik heels
At 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Photocall during the 8th Rome Film Festival, she wears a Proenza dress and Saint Laurent shoes.
For the Madrid premiere, she wears a Dior dress, Rona Pfeiffer ring, and Ana Khouri earrings
The Best Actress winner shows off her brand new pixie cut in Spain
How to rock a crop top: Jennifer is wearing a McQueen skirt and top, with Jimmy Choo shoes and Monique Péan earrings at the Madrid photo call for Catching Fire
Surprise, Surprise, Jennifer wears a chic Dior coat in Berlin (Pictured with co-star Elizbaeth Banks)
For the world premiere of Catching Fire in London, the new pixie cutted actress wore an embellished Dior gown as expected
The impossibly chic 23-year-old wears a black suit while promoting her filmed in Beverly Hills
In May, the starlet wore a Dior bustier and pants with Manolo Blahnik shoes at a photocall promoting the film at the Cannes Film Festival
Start as you intend to continue - for the first event at the Cannes Film Festival, Jennifer wears her promotional uniform of Dior dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Chopard jewelry.

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