Why Jennifer Lawrence Has “Zero Guilt” About Cutting People Out of Her Life

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence Larry Busacca/Getty Images

’Tis the season to be honest. Jennifer Lawrence didn’t hold back in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, telling the publication that she’s encountered plenty of hangers-on in her rise to fame — but that she’s also learned the best way to deal with them.

“I speak from personal experience,” the Hunger Games actress explained. “People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money. I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f—k out of my life.”

The actress counts Amy Schumer, Adele, and Emma Stone among her famous pals. Lawrence, 25, added that when it comes to friendships, she looks for authenticity above all else.

“My bulls—t detector is phenomenal,” she said. “None of my friends bulls—t me. Everything in my life has to be real.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer with Billy Joel
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer joined Billy Joel on stage for the encore of his concert at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 27, 2015 Myrna M. Suarez/Getty Images

The Oscar winner, who was named EW’s Entertainer of the Year, also reflected on the friendships she’s made through the Hunger Games franchise (the last of the series, Mockingjay – Part 2, opened in theaters on Nov. 20).

“We had the greatest house parties,” she reminisced about the cast’s amazing chemistry. “Woody [Harrelson] chased me with a sweaty sock, and we flipped over a couch, and one time Josh [Hutcherson] and Liam [Hemsworth] started playing tug-of-war with their mouths with one of my shirts. And it just went on for 10 minutes, and it was so intense.”

Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth
Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth laughed together at the Stars From Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" Hand And Footprint Ceremony on October 31, 2015 Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

But even though the franchise has come to an end, Lawrence admitted that the finality of it all has only started to sink in.

“It’s crazy,” she said. “I signed on to these projects when I was 20 years old. I remember being like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be 25 when I’m finished.’ It seemed so far away. …I know it’s the right time, and Josh and Liam and I see each other all the time. [And] Woody sends weird emails, so those things haven’t changed.”

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