A young and new star stays true to herself and her values, and by that beautiful simplicty teaches the high and mighty a lesson. How sweet it is.

If you saw Hunger Games, you know Jennifer Lawrence and knew that she had a big future if she wanted to puruse it in film. She went on, and won an Oscar already. Not a surprise. Her post-award press conference was.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence, winner of the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, could teach the political class a thing or two – and not just about acting. Lawrence’s post-Academy Awards press conference was artful, funny, flippant and endearing – at least, it was for the viewers at home. For the press who she ruthlessly mocked and whose questions she reluctantly answered in a glib but charming fashion, Lawrence may not have been their favorite interview of the night.

When asked what the “process” was for preparing to come to the Oscars, Lawrence replied – with all the sincerity and lack of affectation that one would expect from anyone other than an Academy Award-winning actress – that she woke up, took a shower, tried on the dress and “came to the Oscars.” That last bit delivered with a bit of faux pomposity she knows the reporter was expecting…

Lawrence displayed humility and self-deprecation – it was disarming. Probably due mostly to that particular character trait’s conspicuous paucity in Hollywood, as well as Washington D.C.

Right. But so much moreso than they can comprehend.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....