‘There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous.’
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is as much a blessing as it is a curse – forced to all wear the same dress (one that can’t possibly flatter everyone’s body types), having every wedding guest asking when you’ll be tying the knot and of course the stressful (and expensive) run of hen do weekends, preparation breakfasts and bridal shopping.
Now add the pressure of being famous to the mix, and you’ll probably never want to be a bridesmaid ever again. That was the case for Jennifer Lawrence, who recently announced in her cover interview in the December issue of Vanity Fair that after being a bridesmaid four times already, it is not a role that she plans on reprising. Ever.
‘All of my friends are getting married and having babies,’ she revealed. ‘Weddings rock, but I will never be a bridesmaid again. There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous.’ She continued: ‘If anyone asks me again, I’m going to say, “No. That part of my life is over. I appreciate the ask.”’
Anyone who has undertaken the full-time job can relate to her decision for the reasons previously stated (see above), but for J-Law it seems like more of a privacy issue.
As a celebrity bridesmaid, you have the added pressure of being the centre of attention on your friend’s big day, but what about just going out for dinner? Jennifer went on to talk about living her life in the media glare.
‘I get very protective of my space,’ Jennifer explained. ‘It took me a long time to be able to do that. But if I’m eating dinner and somebody comes up and a flash goes off from someone’s iPhone camera, I am really rude to that person.’ She continued: ‘Privacy is a full-time job and I work very hard at it.’
As for her own wedding? Jennifer explained, ‘If I do ever get married, I don’t think I will have bridesmaids, how can I rank my friends?’
So we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in the (OK, unlikely) event you ever become pals, Jennifer Lawrence will not be a bridesmaid at your wedding. Soz.