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30 Fascinating Facts About Jennifer Lawrence We Bet You Didn’t Know Before


Jennifer Lawrence was just 14 when started her career, trying to make her mark in Hollywood. Today, she is one of the most recognizable actresses and one of the most adorable sweethearts to millions of people around the world. Here are a few interesting things to know about the American actress:

  1. She was only 18 years old when she accepted the role of Agnes in “The Poker House” movie. She did not tell her parents about this character, fearing that they would not allow her to do the movie.
  2. In preparation for her role as Ree Dolly in the movie “Winter’s Bone,” she had to learn to chop wood, skin squirrels, and fight. She was only 19 years old during the filming of the movie.
  3. Jennifer reportedly lip-synced to session musician Sarah Rayne’s voice in the movie “House at the End of the Street,” rather than actually singing it. However, she recorded her own version of “All You’ve Gotta Do is Love,” which is described as “not half-bad.”
  4. During the shooting of a scene from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” in which her character Katniss can be seen eating raw fish, she had a very difficult time as she is not particularly fond of fish. Her co-stars Sam Claflin and Josh Hutcherson, who also ate with her, found her struggle very amusing.
  5. She started a production company called “Excellent Cadaver” where she will produce films with her producing partner Justine Polsky.
  6. On the set of the 2012 movie “The Hunger Games,” the crew had a swear jar, and according to director Gary Ross, half of it was actually contributed to by Jennifer Lawrence.
  7. For the climatic ballroom dance in the “Silver Linings Playbook” movie, she and her co-star Bradley Cooper reportedly spent several weeks practicing the routine with Choreographer Mandy Moore, and there’s not even a second of improvisation in it.
  8. The role of Rosalyn Rosenfeld in the movie “American Hustle” was specifically developed and expanded for Jennifer, by director David O. Russell, who wrote the role with her in mind.
  9. She once stated that she finds acting stupid when compared to real-life professionals such as doctors, and hence is not arrogant about her success.
  10. She is said to have drawn inspiration and even adopted accents from watching “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
  11. She was initially turned down the role of Ree Dolly in the movie “Winter’s Bone,” for being too pretty for the character. It was reported that she flew overnight to New York City, went to the casting office by walking 13 blocks in the sleet. She auditioned with a runny nose and with hair that was not washed in a week.
  12. All these did not just land her the role of Ree Dolly, but also her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actresses, for her performance in the movie. At the young age of just 20, she was the second youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee at that time.
  13. During the filming of the movie “The Hunger Games,” she accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head while horsing around, which knocked him out with a concussion.
  14. In the post-production stage of the movie “Serena,” she was unable to show up for dubbing sessions, due to her filming for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The producers of the movie tried to buy her out for a single day, but found it more expensive than the entire budget of the movie.
  15. Her character of Ree Dolly is said to have been the inspiration for a character in the 2016 “Star Trek Beyond,” who was even named after her real name Jennifer Lawrence – Jaylah (J-Law).
  16. Lawrence has not studied acting nor was she involved in professional theater. According to her, she approaches her character roles in a movie as if they were real people around her.
  17. For the movie “The Hunger Games,” she was reportedly paid $500,000, which was a high for her career. She reportedly accepted the role after three days of consideration, as she was unsure of how it would impact her career. But for the very next movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” she was paid twenty times more – $10 million.
  18. Forbes named her as the highest paid actress in 2015 and 2016 with $52 million and $ 46 million respectively. The magazine had named her as the 50th most powerful actress in 2013 and 12th most powerful actress in 2014.
  19. During the filming of “American Hustle,” she reportedly stained and nearly ruined several dresses, while snacking on Doritos chips on set. The costume department had to make several duplicate dresses so she could always have a clean one to wear throughout production.
  20. She also appeared in the list of Sexiest Up and Coming Bombshells by Victoria’s Secret in 2011.
  21. For her role of Raven / Mystique in the movie “X-Men: Days of the Future Past,” she wore a special bodysuit. In the previous movie “X-Men: First Class,” she had to wear a full-body prosthetic, and found it too uncomfortable.
  22. In the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” she performed her own singing for “The Hanging Tree” segment, but hated filming it as she doesn’t like singing that much. Still the song went to number one worldwide on the iTunes Sales Chart.
  23. Lawrence has been initially reluctant to accept the role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” movie, due to the popularity of the franchise, and also the fact that she was too old and too blonde for the role. Still, she accepted the offer because she admired Katniss’s personality and spirit.
  24. She once told “The Globe and Mail” in 2010 that if she had to lose her sanity in order to make her part in movie better, she wouldn’t do it. She would go for comedy.
  25. It was reported that the “House at the End of the Street” movie’s producer Aaron Ryder had Jennifer read for the lead role of Elissa, after watching her performance in her most popular movie “Winter’s Bone.”
  26. She is a huge supporter of Planned Parenthood and appeared in many videos supporting the organization. In June 2017 she appeared in a video against the defunding of the organization.
  27. While filming the arena scene in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” she hit herself with the bow mid-sprint and dove into a pool of jets. This left her partially deaf for six days.
  28. For the movie “Serena,” she was the one who recommended Bradley Cooper for the project, after working together with him on Silver Linings Playbook. When she read the script, she immediately sent a copy to him and asked if he would do it with her.
  29. She has openly criticized against the gender pay gap in Hollywood. She wrote for Lenny’s Letter with her own experience in the industry, where she was paid much less that her male co stars for the movie “American Hustle.”
  30. Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth: $130 Million
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