Summary of “Jennifer Lawrence Is A Prisoner Of Her Cool Girl Image”

Four years and eight days ago, Jennifer Lawrence reached Peak Cool Girl.
Lawrence never played a Cool Girl onscreen – not in her blockbusters, not in the small, indie film that garnered her first Oscar nomination and national attention, not in her two collaborations with David O. Russell in which she plays decidedly unchill female antagonists.
As one Twitter user asked, “If Jennifer Lawrence falls and no one’s around… is it still quirky?” The Cool Girl image began to feel less, well, cool: few things seem less chill than tripping so people will make a GIF of you.
Since this Cool Girl image first formed around Lawrence, it’s proven remarkably difficult to shake – even as she makes decisions and statements that should complicate it.
Lawrence’s response revealed just how flimsy, how oversimplistic, the Cool Girl image built around her was in the first place.
So much of the frustration, the fed-up-ness, and the fatigue directed toward Lawrence derived from lingering Cool Girl behaviors.
In the conversation with Stern, that exhaustion is raw: because Lawrence is funny, and because the image of her created in her early twenties is rooted in chill, and because, as a 27-year-old, she periodically does or says things that still fit that image, most people refuse to take her – or her causes, or opinions, or acting – seriously.
In five years, Lawrence will be in her early thirties, past what Hollywood considers her prime and peak palatability, nearing the age when Cool Girl behaviors start to signify as desperate, even sloppy.

The orginal article.