Once again, an actor is living the kind of life that you wish you were living: Jennifer Lawrence has a "Kardashian tent." Or, rather, she had one at one point. And this news isn't just great because it's an Old School Hollywood-type treat for a hardworking star or because it provides inspiration for a hack to lift your mood if you're having a bad day. It also sounds so dreamy that it could be where well-behaved human beings go after death in lieu of an afterlife.
In her recent interview with Vogue, the actor revealed that her crew were concerned about her emotional health while shooting on Darren Aronofsky's latest movie, Mother!. The film is shrouded is secrecy, but presumably is at least as traumatic as his other movies, like Black Swan or Requiem for a Dream. So some of the crew constructed a "Kardashian tent" off-set where she could go to take a breather. Lawrence said of it: “It was a tent that had pictures of the Kardashians and Keeping Up with the Kardashians playing on a loop — and gumballs... My happy place.”
No, a tent intricately constructed around a person's obsession isn't exactly relatable. But who cares? If the star has to shoulder intense amounts of emotional labor to carry out her day job, she deserves some great, diva-level pay off.
The tent also proves that she's not just being paying lip service to loving the genre, with the interview giving insight into why the Silver Linings Playbook star is so delighted by reality television in general. She explained her adoration for the genre in the following: “You can look at someone else’s life and say, ‘Well, obviously, you shouldn’t marry that guy,’ and it makes you feel like God for 30 minutes.”
While Lawrence's co-workers clearly love her way more than the average person's (or is everyone getting special themed tents in their workplaces?), it's comforting to see that she is still tuning into Keeping Up with the Kardashians for the same reason as presumably many other viewers might — to make snap judgements about other people's lives from the comfort of the sofa.
If nothing else, we now have a coping strategy to use in our own lives. Go home. Switch on the television. Then let the soothing banter of the reality TV wash over you.