Jennifer Lawrence reveals she becomes 'scared' of fans who approach her out of the blue

'I get very protective of my space ... Privacy is a full-time job and I work very hard at it,' says the actress

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Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she can become frightened of fans who approach her unexpectedly and begin to feel very protective about her personal space.

The 26-year-old Oscar-winning actress explained that she finds herself being rude to people who invade her privacy by taking photos without asking her permission in a restaurant. 

Lawrence had her privacy infringed when she was targeted by hackers leaking naked pictures of high-profile women on an internet forum. She was one of over 100 celebrities to have been targeted in the 4chan scandal in September 2014. 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence has now said she works hard to maintain her privacy, explaining it is equivalent to a “full-time job”.

“You might think you know me, but when you approach me you’re a total stranger to me and I’m scared. I get very protective of my space,” the cover star told the magazine.

“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.” 

“Then other people at the restaurant will see and be like, ‘Oh, damn, I don’t want to do that.’ Privacy is a full-time job and I work very hard at it.”

In the interview, Lawrence said Paris Fashion Week was the “most intimidating time to be alive”.

“You get ready in your hotel and you’re like, ‘I look awesome.’ Then you walk outside, see the outfits and people who are like seven feet tall, and are like, ‘I am a piece of garbage. I’m not going out anymore.’”

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