Rumble Over “Passengers” (Due Out Christmas)

“They photo-shopped her eyes,” someone wailed on tumblr, and showed the un-photoshopped and photoshopped versions of J-Law for the new movie, Passengers (in which her name not only appears over Chris Pratt’s, but BIGGER. Oh no oh no oh no what are they doing to the girl, she doesn’t seem like the type to go for that kind of star treatment).

Years ago, self was reading a review in The New Yorker about a J-Law movie, it might have been one of the X-Men movies, or maybe something even earlier, but in a passing comment the reviewer gave a nod to “Jennifer Lawrence and her formidable powers of concentration . . . ” And she wasn’t even famous then.

It’s her eyes.

And this is what Hollywood does to her: photoshop her until she’s no longer recognizable as herself but looks like some blonde Barbie doll.

No. Hollywood: stop attempting to glamorize this girl. It doesn’t — won’t — work. What are they so afraid of, anyway?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. September 6, 2016 at 5:12 am

    They are afraid she will take her power away from them. She is the girl who said, ‘No, you cannot pay all my male co-stars more than me when I am the lead character in your Hunger Games movie.’ She is the girl who said, ‘No, you cannot Photoshop me to skin and bones’ to Vogue magazine. She is the girl who said ‘No, you must make a better way’ when the blue skin paint made her throw up blue toxic crap every day after shooting as Mystique.
    JLaw will ever be a girl on fire.

    • September 6, 2016 at 5:41 am

      I knew about the salary flap but not the other things you mentioned! Somehow, even after years of being in the spotlight, she still retains her earthiness. Must confess, when she got cast in The Hunger Games, I wasn’t 100% with her casting. But now, I think I’ve seen all her movies. And I love her grit.

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