We, like the rest of the internet, really really like Jennifer Lawrence. She’s incredibly funny, charismatic, talented, hot, all the superlatives usually applied to her. We also think she’s establishing herself as a consistently interesting and original red carpet presence.
Alas, Hollywood pressures being what they are, sometimes even the prettiest ladies feel like they need to trick us into believing they’re… way more tan than is natural.
Behold, Tannifer Lawrence:
See? Even she knows! It’s making her stand all awkward.
So, yes, that’s the Silver Linings Playbook star yesterday at an Academy Awards luncheon, looking every bit the Oscar statue. For reference, here she is in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit two days before, with a lovely, natural, identifiably human glow.
Also. What’s really criminal here is how the stupid tan is distracting from her otherwise dead-on beauty look:
We kind of get that Lawrence probably didn’t want to be the same shade as her cream-colored strapless dress, but we also don’t want Lawrence, like so many other starlets, to become increasingly unrecognizable as she becomes increasingly visible.
Alarmist bullshit? Probably.
At least she stopped before reaching Rachel Zoe levels of eerie monochrome. Or the Lohan setting.
(All photos via Getty Images)