Jennifer Lawrence on coping with anxiety: ‘Inside I’m terrified’

We all love the funny, quirky and effortlessly-cool Jennifer Lawrence.

She makes us laugh at swanky red carpet events and we love her even more for the hilarious talk-show chats – but the actress has revealed a much deeper side to herself in her latest interview. 

In the interview with The New York Times, Brook Barnes dived very deep into the 22-year-old's mind. 

"Ok, get a hold of yourself, Jennifer. This is not therapy," the actress mumbled in the middle of the interview. 

Since landing her role in The Hunger Games in 2011, Jennifer has been thrown into the height of fame in Hollywood – and the star revealed she suffers a mix of anxiety and self-doubt because of it. 

"I'm so scared to say anything now. I can see every negative way that people can take it, and I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. 'Oh, she’s so conceited now. Oh, she’s so jaded now.'"

The actress even opened up about Googling herself, which she admits is where all the self-doubt started. 

“It probably comes from Googling myself. If it were up to me, I would not talk. I would just act.

“You try being 22, having a period and staying away from Google. I once Googled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Ugly.’"

Jennifer knows she shouldn't care what people think of her, but truly it eats her up inside. 

“I can’t think of a more wasteful use of my time than to worry about this. Why do I care what people think? But I do.

"I get really insecure about it. The world makes an opinion of you without ever meeting you. That worry should not bother me, but it does. It bothers me."

In contrast, J-Law revealed that as the years go on she is more capable of dealing with her issues. She realises that even though it's hard, everyone will have an opinion of you whether you like it or not.

“I don’t feel like I’m being dragged by anything anymore. I feel more in control. I’m calmer. I know that there’s no point to feeling anxious all day, so I try not to.”

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