Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence opened up about being a new mother in an interview with Vogue Magazine where she admitted to having nightmares about Tucker Carlson and called Trump a ‘jar of mayonnaise.’
She said of being a new mother. “The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, Now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere.
“Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Awwww, preciousssss.”
She said she is trying to repair the rift with her Republican family that happened after the 2016 election and claimed she has nightmares about Tucker Carlson.
“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different.”
“I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t f*ck with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.”
She said of Trump’s epic win against Hillary Clinton:
“It breaks my heart because America had the choice between a woman and a dangerous, dangerous jar of mayonnaise. And they were like, Well, we can’t have a woman. Let’s go with the jar of mayonnaise.”
According to Vogue:
For the moment, Lawrence was preoccupied with the midterm elections. In the days and weeks after the interview at her house, she kept thinking of more things to say. There were multiple calls, one on the Fourth of July, and at least one voice memo. She would send long, thought-out, fact-filled paragraphs—mini op-eds—via text. Later, on the phone, emotion would pour out.
She was upset about Kentucky’s trigger laws banning abortions immediately after the Supreme Court decision, and how the overturning of Roe was sure to affect poor people most. (“Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, a woman of means is always going to be able to get an abortion.”)
She was demoralized by the anemic response of Democratic leaders and what she felt was Biden’s toothless executive action.
(“If anybody ever needed proof that our two-party system is a failure.”) She was beside herself that a conservative-majority court could take away a right that roughly 85 percent of Americans believe in, and that the so-called party of small government didn’t view this as overreach. (“Get the government out of my snatch.
Okay? Pull quote! On the record!”) She was enraged that male politicians and male talking heads would weigh in on the matter at all. (“It’s too personal to a female’s existence to watch white men debate over uteruses when they from the bottom of their hearts can’t find a clitoris.”)
She was incensed by the Court’s decision expanding gun rights after the school shooting in Uvalde, and its decision limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, and the average age of politicians in general. (“We have to live in the future that they’re creating. These people are f*cking old. They’re a hundred. McConnell was alive and well and thriving when schools were segregated.”)
She was heartened by all the union-organizing in the news, but appalled that J.D. Vance, the Yale-educated author of Hillbilly Elegy, was running in Ohio for Senate. (“He’s not a hillbilly if he wrote a huge book. Rich twat. I mean, I’m a rich twat, but I’m not running for office pretending that I’m not.”)
Lawrence would rethink and revise and rewrite, then go quiet for a bit, and then fire off more texts. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom.
She seemed to be animated by a faith that if only she found the right words, she could reach certain relatives in Kentucky, and perhaps all women in all red states.
She was convinced that the way many people vote, or don’t vote at all, has nothing to do with what they actually believe.
That it was all a misunderstanding. That the real divide was not between right and left, as so many politicians would have us believe, but between those at the top and everyone else at the bottom. That most Americans had more in common than not.