Jennifer Lawrence on Adele
Adele is not only the U.K.’s wealthiest female musician, absolutely hilarious and the owner of her own singing voice, now she's been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
To celebrate this, Time asked Jennifer Lawrence to write a profile on Adele, in which the actress opened up about how the two met at the Oscars in 2013,
“I remember sneaking backstage while she performed 'Skyfall,' trying to squeeze a ball gown past a pile of ropes and cables just to get a little closer. See her from another angle as if to peek behind the Great Oz's curtain. I had been a fan of hers since 'Chasing Pavements' (saying 'fan' about Adele always sounds like an understatement, doesn't it?). Then when 21 came out, mine and billions of other lives were—not to sound dramatic—changed. Suddenly there were words to that before-indescribable pain, frustration, sadness, then revolution that all comes from a breakup. I felt understood, I felt stronger, and above all, I hadn't sung in front of a mirror with a hairbrush since Destiny's Child.”
This was the night Jen won an Oscar, tripped on stage and met Adele - you’ve got to take the good with the bad! Jen showered Adele with compliments saying that her voice, "It's once-in-a-lifetime." She has "500-year-old wisdom," along with "patience and kindness all wrapped up in the tough skin of a damn gangster." But the nicest part of the letter is at the end,
“She's an extremely private person, so I will do my best to honor her privacy. But we all see her success. Her undeniable talent and beauty. But what you don't see is what a wonderful mother she is. What a wonderful partner and friend she is. That she makes her son's Halloween costumes. Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she's also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. Bitch.”