David O. Russell has been praising his ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ leading lady Jennifer Lawrence for her emotional maturity and powerful skill set as an actress.
When screening the movie recently at the Landmark theater in Los Angeles, he spoke about how Lawrence wasn’t even an initial contender for the role, saying, “Quite frankly, it was like a formality. I didn’t think she was really a contender. We had three very serious contenders (already). We had a lot of major actresses in town interested in the role, from Angelina Jolie to some other big stars, because it’s a dimensional role for a young woman. Jennifer we frankly thought was too young” — until she pointed the tiny camera at herself at her parents’ home in Kentucky.
He adds, “She kind of has an ageless quality about her, which is remarkable,” said Russell. “Harvey (Weinstein) said, ‘Isn’t she too young?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, she could be 20, she could be 40. Look for yourself’— and I showed him the Skype (audition), and he said ‘Wow.’ So that was a blessing for us to find our Tiffany. She came onto the set saying to Bradley Cooper, ‘Wow, what’s it like for people to take pictures of you?’ By the end of the shoot [last November], I think she knew for herself. Now she can’t get rid of people taking pictures of her.
New Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire set pic shows Jennifer Lawrence upclose arrow shooting. Recently, this new set photo,hit the net from the upcoming “Catching Fire” action/drama flick and it looks very cool as it gives us another close-up shot of main starlet Jennifer Lawrence working her bow and arrow action as character Katniss.
And she’s also rocking that tight,tight,wet suit really well with that hot figure of hers. Her co-star Josh Hutcherson was also spotted out there for some running action. They’re currently filming the water portion of the 75th Hunger Games aka the Quarter Quell in beautiful Hawaii.
The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin, and hits theaters on November 22nd,2013. Stay tuned.
Jennifer was spotted on set of “Catching Fire” on November 26th. I added a bunch of beautiful HQ candids to the gallery.
– 2013 – CATCHING FIRE > NOVEMBER 26TH: ON THE SET OF CATCHING FIRE IN MAUI
I also added scans of Jennifer in the December issue of Elle Magazine.
– ELLE MAGAZINE (DECEMBER 2012)
Jennifer is currently busy promoting “The Silver Linings Playbook”, her new movie. I added several pics of all the stops she made.
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > NOVEMBER 18TH: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK SAG SCREENING IN LA
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > NOVEMBER 19TH: ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > NOVEMBER 19TH: THE SCREENING OF THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY’S SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > NOVEMBER 19TH: THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
Jennifer attended the Silver Linings Playbook premiere NYC on November 11th. I added over 50 HQ pics to the gallery.
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > NOVEMBER 11TH: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK PREMIERE NYC
Jennifer is featured on the cover of the December issue of “Elle Magazine”. I added the magazine cover and the photoshoot session in MQ. Enjoy!
– SCANS FROM 2012 > ELLE MAGAZINE (DECEMBER 2012)
Jennifer Lawrence is emerging as young Hollywood’s next “It Girl,” surpassing Kristen Stewart, who held sway at the top of the A-List during the long run of the “Twilight” movie saga. Lawrence is smarter, prettier… and a better actor.
Lawrence and Stewart are comparable in so many ways. Both are 22 and both have been acting from a relatively young age, although Stewart was born into a Hollywood family.
Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY, but persuaded her parents to take her to New York when she was 14 to find an agent so she could pursue acting.
Even so, she still managed to graduate high school two years early with a 3.9 gpa. Stewart dropped out of junior high school.
Her big breakthrough, of course, came in “The Hunger Games.” She played the heroine Katness Everdeen in the 2012 fantasy movie about a post-apocalyptic society that pits 24 teenagers against each other every year in a fight-to-the-death as a tribute to the central government.
The movie raise her profile, but her acting skills were demonstrated by her stunning performance in 2010′s “Winter’s Bone.” Her latest film “The Silver Linings Playbook” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to stellar critical reviews. It’s set to hit theaters Nov. 21.
She stars with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. In the touching romantic comedy, she and Cooper play two down-on-their-luck people who find each other and suddenly discover the silver linings behind the dark clouds in their lives.
Stewart’s latest movie, “On the Road,” also was screened at the festival to mixed reviews, and she damaged her fan base and image over the summer when her secret affair with married Director Rupert Sanders was exposed by a tabloid.
The source of Stewart’s popularity, “Twilight” is winding down with the last movie in the series, “Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ set to open this month. Lawrence will star in at least two more “Hunger Games” sequels. Both are in demand for fashion features.
Lawrence will cover the December issue of Elle magazine, after appearing in November’s British Vogue. Check out her photo spread above, and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more Jennifer Lawrence updates.
‘She’s so scared of ghosts that she won’t even look in a mirror out of fear she might see one’
Jennifer Lawrence may play a tough girl on screen in ‘The Hunger Games’, but she’s revealed that in real life she’s a scaredy cat. She’s so scared of ghosts that she reportedly can’t be in her house alone and refuses to look in mirrors in case she sees one!
The 22-year-old actress has become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars since playing Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’, and she’s certainly a confident young woman.
But it’s now been revealed that despite all that, she gets lonely easily and refuses to be in the house alone for fear of otherwordly creatures.
“She hates living alone,” a source told Star magazine.
“She’s so scared of ghosts that she won’t even look in the mirror out of fear she might see one behind her,” the source said.
Jennifer moved from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to Los Angeles in order to pursue her career, and being so far from home is reportedly very difficult for the star.
Her new role in horror film ‘House at the End of the Street’ isn’t helping matters – she put on a brave face the movie, but she’s normally petrified of such scary flicks:
“In real life I’m terrified of horror movies. If I want to watch one, I have to plan out the next three months of my life, because I’ll know I’m going to be afraid of everything – afraid of the dark, afraid of elevators, afraid of my shadow,” she told more! magazine.
From the look on her face, Jennifer Lawrence probably didn’t feel the need for a bow and arrow. In fact, the actress was all smiles while hanging out with a few frightening friends at the Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta on Monday.
– EVENTS FROM 2012 > OCTOBER 29TH: AT THE NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE
It is no secret that The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence is not a fan of the fame that comes with starring in a huge Hollywood franchise. Jennifer has stated time and time again that she does not like the restrictions that come with being massive movie star.
Jennifer is currently in the process of filming the second Hunger Games movie Catching Fire and that will then be followed by the third film Mockingjay, which is set to be released in two parts. So Jennifer Lawrence is going to continue to be huge in Hollywood for quite a few years to come.
With such big movies still to be released, how will her disdain for fame affect her career in the long run? It could be that Jennifer gets so sick of the fame that she decides to take a break from the movie industry in a bid for more privacy. Or she could go off the rails and find herself succumbing to drink and drugs.
However, Jennifer Lawrence appears to have her head screwed on right. Every time she does an interview, she talks with such maturity and holds herself extremely well. Jennifer is an actress who will go from strength to strength and her lack of love for fame is just a tiny glitch that should have no major effect on her career.
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that she does not find fame appealing.
The actress – who plays Katniss Everdeen in the film series – recalled to Vogue UK that she was terrified of how her life would change on the day The Hunger Games was released.
“I was really upset the day that The Hunger Games came out. I was shaking all day wrapped in a blanket,” she admitted, adding: “[I remember a friend saying,] ‘Dude, have you seen what they’ve done to Britney Spears?'”
Lawrence further explained that she now has a more relaxed attitude towards celebrity, but does take the responsibility of fame seriously.
“There’s a responsibility I’m aware of… In one sense, luckily, it comes naturally because I don’t stay out beyond midnight,” she noted.
“I don’t really have an exciting life… It’s funny, my friends were joking about how I was so not the person who’s in charge of taking turns to go in the hot tub. I just appear that way.”The star recently suggested that celebrities are treated much better in the UK than they are in the US.
Lawrence returns to the role of Katness Everdeen for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, released in cinemas in November 2013.
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Jennifer Lawrence is the latest Hollywood actress to have her name thrown into the ring for the “50 Shades of Grey” movie. Of course, some fans are thinking the “Hunger Games” star may have a chance to be cast as the girl next door turned vixen, Anastasia Steele, BooksnReview.com reported on Oct. 15.
While “Hunger Games” fans may love to see their heroine cast in the sexy role, it’s not likely to happen. While “50 Shades of Grey” continues to surge in popularity, the movie is becoming more anticipated than ever. Movie execs need two faces of the franchise, and Lawrence is already the face of the “Hunger Games” franchise.
This means that Jennifer Lawrence isn’t likely to be considered for the role, in addition to Kristen Stewart, who is the face of the “Twilight” franchise. However, the “50 Shades of Grey” movie still has a plethora of actresses to choose from, including Mila Kunis, who’s rumored to be front runner.
“50 Shades of Grey” fans are growing impatient while waiting for the casting announcement. Hopefully, the end result is worth the wait, or E.L. James can expect major backlash against the film.
It is being reported by the blog In Contention, a Hitfix blog that specifically covers the Academy Awards, that Warner Brothers has decided to place Anne Hathaway as a lead actress contender for ‘Dark Knight Rises’ as opposed to Supporting Actress. This way, Hathaway will no longer be competing against herself for her supporting role in ‘Les Miserables’, which many critics say she is a lock for.Many people have previously spoken up about the low probability of any Dark Knight Rises actors getting an Oscar nomination for their roles, but they did mention that if anyone had a chance, it was Hathaway for her dark and exciting performance as Selina Kyle. Prominent Oscar blogger Sasha Stone wrote on the topic of Dark Knight Rises’ chances for an acting nomination, saying, “If there is going to be one, it will most likely be [Hathaway]. True, everyone thinks ‘Les Miz’ will be her big Oscar grab, and it probably will be but — that doesn’t take away the fact that she’s still the film’s best shot at an acting nod.”However, the lead actress category is shaping up to be a tough one this year, with Jennifer Lawrence getting extremely strong buzz for TIFF’s People’s choice award winner ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, and Keira Knightley also getting strong advance buzz for her role in tragi-romance ‘Anna Karenina’. Critics mention that Lawrence is almost a shoo-in for a lock for lead, but it’s a tougher proposition for Hathaway for ‘Dark Knight Rises’. However, it’s pretty much a given that we will see Hathaway one way or another at the Oscars next February, most likely for ‘Les Miserables’.