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Jennifer Lawrence: Acting 'is stupid'

Jennifer Lawrence at a special screening for

Jennifer Lawrence at a special screening for "SIlver Linings Playbook" in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2012) Photo Credit: Andreas Branch

She earned a best actress Oscar nomination for 2010's "Winter's Bone" and went on to star in the blockbuster "The Hunger Games," but Jennifer Lawrence nonetheless keeps her profession in perspective.

"Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid," Lawrence, 22, says in the new issue of Vanity Fair. "Everybody's like, 'How can you remain with a level head?' And I'm like, 'Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies. It's stupid.' "

The actress added that, "I call my mom sobbing all the time . . . dealing with the repercussions of having no more anonymity. You lose privacy," she said of fame. "As much as this is a curse, as stupid as it sounds, to make as much money as I am by doing something that I love, it's hard not to regret it when you're being chased by 15 strangers."

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