Despite being publicly opposed to social media for the majority of her career, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she does have accounts on social platforms.
The star has been very against overexposure through social media, and has never hesitated to voice her thoughts on the matter. In 2014, she said, “It’s fine, I respect that, but no, I’ll never get a Twitter. If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that says it’s me, it most certainly is not.”
At the time she said it was because of the culture of undue criticism on social media, saying, “It’s because the internet has scorned me so much that I feel like it’s that girl in high school that I’m like, ‘Oh, you want to talk about her? Yeah I’ll do that!’ Take my hoops off, I’m ready to go.”
And while Lawrence seems to have changed her mind about a social media presence, she is still reluctant to get heavily involved, and has reserved her role to that of a voyeur.
She told InStyle, “There is always so much backlash. So many people are listening and paying attention, and they have so many opinions about absolutely everything. I really don’t want to welcome that unless it’s absolutely necessary.”
She added that the only time she is willing to put herself out there on social media is when she is “promoting something or something really burns my onions.” She added, “I’m aware that I have a tendency to say whatever pops into my mind. So when I go out, I try to be my own personal trainer and tell myself, ‘Don’t say it.’”
Lawrence is the star of Red Sparrow, which released earlier this year in February.