Jennifer Lawrence recently spoke with Cameron Diaz about how she balances motherhood and fame. The conversation was in support of Lawrence’s new film and her return to acting No Hard Feelings. As the interview went on Diaz asked Lawrence about how working has been since she welcomed a baby boy into her family alongside her husband Cooke Maroney.
“There’s no squeezing [time] when you have a baby. There’s just home, and it’s the best. It definitely helps weed out projects: “Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Is this worth being away from my child for half the day?” she said before adding, “Yeah, and fortunately, my husband is the greatest father in the entire world, so when I’m working, I don’t have any more guilt than the usual every day, all-day parent guilt.”
Lawrence, 32, married art dealer Cooke Maroney a year after they met in 2019. They welcomed their son Cy in February 2022. During their interview Diaz asked Lawrence something that many might wonder about when it comes to having children as a celebrity; how will a parent’s fame impact a child growing up?
“Of course, I’ve contemplated having a child that’s being born into a lifestyle that’s different from his friends. But kids have advantages and disadvantages when they’re born, all of them. The best thing I can do is just make sure he knows he’s loved, and that he’s our number one priority, and try to be a good example of kindness. I’m sure there will be challenges specifically from my choices and my lifestyle, and we’ll both have to confront that and deal with it when that day comes,” Lawrence said.
“I was so nervous when I was pregnant. I was getting paparazzi’d, and I was just like, “How the f*** am I not going to lose it on these guys when they’re taking a picture of my baby?” Then once he was here, I realized that my energy is more important to him than anything else. So if he feels that I’m anxious before I leave the house, or I’m angry when we’re outside, that’s going to impact him. So it’s actually done the opposite, where I’ve gotten a little bit more zen and a little bit more relaxed with getting photographed, because I don’t have a choice. You just have to accept it, and take a deep breath and walk. I don’t want him to inherit the anxiety and anger that I have.”