Jennifer Lawrence Reflects On Being Discovered On A NYC Sidewalk

Her mom's concept of stranger danger was basically non-existent.

Did you know that Jennifer Lawrence played the oboe in high school? Or that her childhood nickname was Nitro and that she won the Most Talkative superlative not once but twice?! Or that she was first discovered on a New York City sidewalk and was a straight-up negotiator from day one?

Well, now you do.

The "Mockingjay - Part 2" star had a candid (even more so than usual for J.Law) one-on-one interview session with Diane Sawyer for ABC News and dished out tons of delicious morsels about what's going on in that beautiful brain/life/soul of hers.

Her big "discovery"

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Jennifer Lawrence's first brush with showbiz came at the tender age of 14, when her mother brought her to New York City and she was approached in Union Square by a man with modeling agency connections.

"My mom gave him her number because she didn’t know that was potentially dangerous and creepy, and then he called and said modeling agencies wanted to meet with me," she remembered. "And I made up my mind in the cab ride, I was like, ‘well, I’m only going to sign with a modeling agency if they’ll let me act.’ Which came out of nowhere… I was already negotiating."

What exactly was going on in this scream shot?

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At the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, Jennifer Lawrence walked the photo line with her brothers, but the photographers on-site insisted on a solo shot. "When the paparazzi started yelling for them to get out of the picture .. I was like ‘those are my brothers!’"

How Amy Schumer makes her LOL every single day

We all know Amy and Jen are BFF goals, and J.Law says that it's because they have a symbiotic sense of protectiveness over one another.

"We both have kind of a protection over each other -- her because she’s … older than me, so she has the natural kind of protectiveness which comes with being older than somebody," said Jen. "I’ve been famous longer than she has, so I feel a certain protectiveness in that sense. And we both are incredibly blunt and incredibly opinionated ... I laugh out loud every single day. She told me she’d give me $100 if I called you Di the whole interview."

Break-up x 2

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As "The Hunger Games" comes and goes for its final run at the box office with "Mockingjay - Part 2," Jennifer faces a future post-Katniss Everdeen. And around the same time that she wrapped up filming for the pics, she also ended her five-year relationship with "X-Men: First Class" co-star Nicholas Hoult.

"When I wrapped ‘The Hunger Games’ … these movies had been my life for so long, and they had to come first in everything. I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years, and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies," she explained. "And it was kind of being 24 was this whole year of ‘Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?’"

She DEFINITELY wants BB J.Laws


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In her recent Vogue Magazine interview, Jennifer Lawrence said that she was definitely interested in making a groom out of the right guy, but she also said that she wasn't sure that fella would ever come along.

In her chat with Diane Sawyer, she reiterated her uncertainty about ever wedding, but the pitter-patter of little feet, she said, is a must. "I don’t know if I ever will get married. And I’m OK with that. I don’t feel like I need anything to complete me. I love meeting people. People coming into your life and bringing something -- I didn’t know Amy [Schumer] six months ago, and she brings something into my life that’s so special. I don’t really plan on getting married. I might. I definitely want to be a mother," said Jennifer.

What she hopes her gender wage gap essay might accomplish


Jennifer's recent use of her considerable platform to speak out against the gender wage-gap issue revealed in the Sony hack, she hopes, will inspire women to know they "can ask for the same thing that men do." And one day, maybe, the "reality that we do get judged more" might become a thing of the past.

Watch the full interview below.

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