Jennifer Lawrence Talks Ikea Couches and Dodging the Paparazzi


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The average person spends about $15,630 to furnish a living room completely, but girl-next-door-turned-superstar Jennifer Lawrence would rather just shop at Ikea.

In a recent interview with the Telegraph to promote the newest Hunger Games film, the youngest three-time Oscar nominee in Hollywood history had a lot to say about the paparazzi — and couch shopping.

Though it seems that it would be impossible to shake a highly successful young actress who recently became Dior’s new spokesperson, Lawrence is still adjusting to life in Los Angeles after spending 14 formative years in Kentucky.

“There are wonderful, wonderful things that come with the job but there are difficulties that come with it too,” she told the Telegraph. “I have perspective because I didn’t grow up in this business. I’m not from Hollywood, I’m from Kentucky. I didn’t become successful until a few years ago and I’m very aware of what the real world is and how much a couch costs.”

The high cost of L.A. living led Lawrence straight to Ikea to buy a couch for her new home. “It doesn’t matter how much money I make,” she told the Telegraph, “Unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A and a tee-shirt costs $150.”

Though the Hunger Games star got out of her Ikea trip unscathed, other shopping opportunities have been a challenge. Lawrence related a story about going to buy a dog with a friend recently. She says she hit it off with the seller, only to find out later that he’d sold the cell phone pictures he’d been secretly snapping of her the whole time.

Lawrence also experiences anxiety just going to the grocery store because of the mob of paparazzi that follows her and tips off her location. “Sometimes it’s easier to call one of my friends and ask them to pick up some bananas for me because I don’t want to go to the grocery store and have an event,” said Lawrence.

Lawrence joked “Nobody wants to help us because it seems like, you know, ‘Shut up, millionaires!’” but added that she wants to find a way to protect actors from photos taken without consent.

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