Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she grew up in a house where it was “an offence” to be “considered a female”. The Oscar-winning actress has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and grew up in a sporty household in Louisville, Kentucky. During her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Joy star said: “It was actually an offence in the house to be considered a female. “They were terrible and would say things like, ‘You are such a girl’ or ‘Don’t do that, that’s what a girl would do.’ I’m only now getting used to being called a female.”
Since becoming famous, Lawrence, 25, has frequently expressed outrage at the way female stars are treated – speaking out after naked photos were leaked online, and penning a furious essay after discovering her male co-stars were paid more highly.
Lawrence, who appears on the December 31 edition of the show, also told Graham Norton that she hated New Year’s Eve. She said: “I really hate it. I’ve never had a good one – everyone’s chasing a good time and it’s always a disappointment.
“I plan on doing nothing and then if something lands in my lap… but I always end up drunk and disappointed.” She joked: “‘Drunk and Disappointed’ should be the title of my memoir!”