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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals the Real Reason She's "Incredibly Rude"

This beloved actor doesn't always share the love with her fans.

There are many cases of celebrities being called unapproachable or rude, but there are very few celebrities who would own up to being impolite. Credit where it's due: Academy Award-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence actually admitted to being "incredibly rude," explaining that she becomes rude on purpose when she's in public. Read on for more insight into Lawrence's intentional bad behavior, and for more celebrity rudeness, James Corden Says This Is the Rudest Celebrity He's Ever Met.

Jennifer Lawrence labeled herself "incredibly rude."

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The 30-year-old actor isn't exactly friendly in fan encounters. During Variety's "Actors on Actors" series in 2017, Lawrence chatted with actor and comedian Adam Sandler. The stars discussed how they handle attention from fans, and it became clear that the two take very different approaches. Sandler referred to Lawrence as "famously light and approachable," but she seemed to disagree, suggesting that her true temperament might diverge from her perceived persona.

"I just, generally, once I enter a public place, I become incredibly rude," Lawrence told Sandler. "I turn into a huge ***hole," she said, using even more colorful language to describe herself later on. And for more fun celebrity content delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Lawrence said her rudeness is an attempt to protect herself.

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"You get icy?" Sandler asked after Lawrence copped to being rude in public. The Hunger Games star went on to explain that she becomes impolite as a defense mechanism.

"That's kind of like my only way of defending myself," she said. And for more celebrity awkwardness, discover The Worst Late Night Guest Conan O'Brien Ever Had.

The star shared some of her methods for warding off fans.

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Lawrence has a few ways she demonstrates her unwillingness to engage with people in public. When asked for a selfie, she said she bluntly says "no." She also shared that she discourages fans from approaching her in a restaurant by wagging her finger and shooting them a sour look.

The actor said she sometimes results to the tactic of simply saying, "I'm not working today" when people approach her. And for more stars who aren't always nice in person, An Airport Employee Rates Celebrities Based on How Rude They Are.

Sandler uses the opposite approach in fan encounters.

Adam Sandler attends the Uncut Gems premiere during 57th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall in Oct. 2019
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While Lawrence avoids her fans at all costs, Sandler takes a bit of a different approach. The internet is littered with photos of fans with an accommodating Sandler. "I used to sit them down. I feed them. I let them hang out with my kids," he told Lawrence.

"My life's nearing the end," Sandler joked. "I want to meet as many people as I can." And for more on his controversial past, Adam Sandler Just Explained the Truth Behind His SNL Firing.

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