Jennifer Lawrence Gets Real With New York Times, Talks Anxiety Meds, Googling Herself, Texting with Amy Schumer — Best Quotes

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Jennifer Lawrence got real candid with The New York Times -- read her amazing honest quotes here Jason Merritt/Getty Images for ELLE

Jennifer Lawrence never fails to make Us want to be her BFF4Lyfe. The Hunger Games star was more candid and lovable than ever during a recent interview with The New York Times and dished about everything from how she deals with anxiety to how she became friends with Amy Schumer.

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After the Times’ reporter listed off the drama surrounding Lawrence the past years — her nude photos being hacked, her Hunger Games salary leaked — the Oscar nominee joked, “Could you maybe rattle off a few more mortifying things about me?,” before admitting that she actually feels “calmer” now and “more in control.”

Although she opined there’s “no point to feel anxious all day,” she said she’s still “scared to say anything.” Ironically, however, and in true J.Law form, she opened up about just about everything. 

Read the best quotes from her interview below:

On Googling Herself: “You try being 22, having a period and staying away from Google. I once Googled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Ugly.’ [Laughs] Do I sound bitchy?”

On How She Deals With Anxiety: “I have a prescription.”

On Life In the Public Eye: “I find a certain peace by thinking of me in public as sort of an avatar self. You out there can have the avatar me. I can keep me. And I just try to acknowledge that this scrutiny is stressful, and that anyone would find it stressful. So I’ve got to try to let it go, and try to be myself, and focus on important things, like picking up dog poop.”

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On Becoming Friends With Amy Schumer: “I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck and said: ‘I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you.’ We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting.”

On Working with Amy Schumer: “Amy and I are writing a movie together! We play sisters, and we’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now….Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago.”

On Telling Amy Schumer That Exact Moment She Had Just Revealed Their Project: “Let me just text Amy and tell her that I told you. [Types. Receives an instant response.] I wrote, ‘I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that okay?’ And Amy wrote back: ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’”

On Celebrating Her Birthday With Kris Jenner: “I would love to talk about this. My two best friends planned a surprise birthday with a big surprise within the surprise. So I’m there, and people start singing Happy Birthday. Kris Jenner comes out holding my cake. It was the closest I’ve ever come to losing consciousness. I had no idea! I’d never met her before, but we’ve always watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And then Kris Jenner and I sang “Build Me Up Buttercup” on karaoke and took that picture.” 

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On Wrapping Hunger Games With Her Costars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson: “We were kind of freaked out that something was ending. And then, a week later, we were hanging out at Liam’s house. We were like, 'Oh, okay, so now we can just be friends…” [Like] Woody texted me [the other day], and said he had a dream about me. And I was like, ‘Was I amazing?’ And then Josh called me and told me he had a dream about Woody. And then my friend came over to my house and told me she had a sex dream about Liam. I didn’t dream about anyone, but there’s always tonight.”

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