Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Tackling Fame

Part 7: The Oscar winner talks to Barbara Walters about how being famous has changed her life.
3:00 | 12/19/13

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Our next choice turned 77 yesterday. 1.2 billion catholics look to him for comfort and spiritual guidance. When he became pope francis in march of this year, we heard again and again that he is the first latin american pope. But there's so much more about him that makes him fascinating. there are a lot of things that have always been part of being pope -- a big clothes budget including robe handlers, your own little army, unusual transportation methods -- very unusual transportation methods, and a certain distance from the congregation. but francis is not that kind of pope. Buona sera! he's updated the pope mobile, lives in a simple apartment, has been known to ride the bus, is a big-time soccer fan, and is more than willing to share the spotlight. He tweets, takes selfies, instagrams, and makes a lot of his own telephone calls. Reporter: He personally called to cancel his newspaper subscription. Walters: No wonder this pope has gotten everyone's attention. He's daring, he's fresh, he's innovative. This is like the coolest pope I've ever heard of. There's hope in this pope! Born jorge mario bergoglio, he grew up in bueno aries, argentina. He was the oldest of four siblings -- two brothers and two sisters. He didn't become a jesuit priest until he was 32. He has studied philosophy and science and he has reportedly been in love. As pope, without changing the church's doctrine, he has softened its tone on sex and abortion. He has embraced gay people as god's children. And he has challenged the church's rejection of homosexuals. "If a person is gay and searches for the lord, who am I to judge?" He has said. He wants the church to return to its roots -- be less about judging and more about caring, especially caring for the most vulnerable, for the poor and the young. It's a thought that, no matter what you believe, is easy to believe in. Moving on, she is arguably now the most bankable actress in hollywood. At 23, she can play a girl in her teens or A WOMAN IN HER 30s, And yet she has never taken an acting lesson. This is the year that jennifer lawrence caught fire. In last year's hit film, "silver linings playbook", jennifer lawrence gave a memorable performance he oin tff-beat romantic comedy as a young, volatile widow. Forget I offered to help you. Forget the entire idea. Because I am so much crazier than you. Keep your voice down. I'm just the crazy slut with a dead husband! forget it! This year, she won an oscar for it... Jennifer lawrence. ...And gave another memorable performance. You guys are just standing up 'cause you feel bad that I fell. So, this wonderful moment, you've won an oscar. Yeah. Clunk. I know. You're like, "this moment was ruined." And then I went home and I ate domino's and I felt better. And it was all fine? Pizza fixes everything. Walters: There's not much that needs fixing in jennifer lawrence's life right now. In the past three years, she's been nominated for a supporting actress oscar for her work in "winter's bone"... Please help me this one time. ...Gotten cast as the hottest blue mutant in the world in the x-men film series, is starring in "catching fire", the record-breaking latest installment of "the hunger games"... And become a fashion icon. On top of that, there's already oscar buzz and a golden globe nomination for her role in "american hustle", opening friday. Why don't you build something like he does instead of all your empty deals. It's just like your science oven. You know, I read that it takes all the nutrition out of our food. It's empty just like your deals. What's the question you most hate so I can be sure to ask it? Well, probably when people ask, "how are you so normal?" It just makes me feel weird 'cause I'm like, "i am normal." Like, I just -- it's a job. For you, is there a tough part about being so famous and that every aspect of your life is examined? Yeah. That's scary for any 23-year-old 'cause I don't know what's gonna fly out of my mouth and then it gets printed. jennifer manages to be herself -- utterly frank and utterly charming -- doing even the stalest media rituals. I am starving! Is there food here? I pee when I get scared. I'm like a chihuahua! I'm shaking and peeing! Oh, you got a fan here. oh, my god. Walters: She grew up with little thought of show biz in kentucky. The tomboy sister of two older brothers, she spent much of her time alone fishing or riding horses. Her career started by chance. When she was 14, a modeling agent spotted her on a new york street during a vacation. Really? That quickly led to the cable sitcom, "the bill engvall show"... Hit the brake. Hit the brake! Hit the brake!! ...And a series of indie films, none of which prepared her for her present life -- a non-stop whirl of acting and international press tours. Walters: So much is changing for you now. Is it happening too fast? I mean, the main thing is the way people look at you and talk to you 'cause you don't feel any different, you know? Like, a light never went off where I was like, "okay, I'm a new me," you know? So it's hard when people treat you differently when you don't feel any differently. It's kind of -- it's alienating. Do they treat you nicely? Yeah. But...? I don't know. It's something about the way that they -- you feel like a... Like a zoo animal or something. It's kind of -- it's like a... I don't know what it is. It's something in somebody's eyes. It's like you're not connecting and making eye contact sometimes. People are just... And now I'm surrounded by people all the time. And then it can be so lonely when suddenly everybody goes. But I have to remind myself that it's just being alone, it's not lonely. What's your idea of a perfect day now? Well, if I could imagine it, I'd be able to wake up -- oh, and my alarm wouldn't go off, and I'd wake up really late. And um... I could go on a walk and I wouldn't wear a hat and I wouldn't wear sunglasses and I could walk and make eye contact with whoever I wanted and smile and get my own coffee. But realistically, a good morning for me is when I order room service and then I watch tv and eat in bed, which is great 'cause when you're in a hotel they'll just change the sheets. You don't have to worry about it. [ Chuckles ] where do you see yourself in 10 years? Not in l.A. In a house on a big property and maybe starting a family. Everything's calm. Everything's calm. Have a minivan. I wish it for you. I don't think it's gonna happen in quite that way, but I wish it for you. complete this sentence for me. "What people do not know about jennifer lawrence is..." That I can play the oboe. And I hate cilantro. This is so fascinating. I thank you for sharing this with us.

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