I wish [I could leave my actor persona behind] all the time. A doctor takes their doctor coat off and goes home. Sometimes I wish I could just shed this…. Go down the street and get my own coffee or go into a restaurant and just sit there. A huge part of my life force as an actor is just people-watching, and I can’t do that anymore. That scares me because if I’m going to start running on memories, then eventually I’m going to run out of the memories I had from before I was famous—about how it felt to just sit in a café and watch people who were just talking and not staring at me.
Jennifer on American Hustle
"I had the choice between a vacation and this movie. I probably should have taken the vacation, but this was almost better. It was like creative epinephrine. That was one of the best creative times in my life. David and I would be on the phone for hours, creating her [Rosalyn Rosenfeld] together. She was my favorite being to be in between action and cut. That was the happiest I’ve been.”
Jennifer Lawrence talking about her character in American Hustle.
American Hustle New York photocall