Jennifer Lawrence woke up this morning and drove to her parents house in Santa Monica, Calif., to watch the Oscar nomination announcements on TV. “Some of my friends came over and my brother was there and we just screamed at the TV for a little bit,” Lawrence 20, told USA TODAY’s Carol Memmott, after she heard she got a nod for her work in Winter’s Bone.
The film has gotten lots of praise since it was released last year but Lawrence says she was still shocked by the best picture nomination. “It’s the only thing that really brings tears to my eyes. To think that we were working on this tiny movie. It was freezing cold and all of us were sick. And this was a tiny little movie but we were all there because we believed in it.” She adds, “I never imagined it and that’s what gives me goose bumps.”
Lawrence says she’s nothing like Ree, the character she plays in the film. “Fortunately our lives aren’t really comparable at all and I don’t share a lot of the traits that she has, but I did bring my stubbornness to her.”
She attended the Golden Globes with her parents and will most likely bring them to the Oscars as well.
As for what she’ll wear, she doesn’t know yet “but now I know it’s so scary. For the Golden Globes you get so excited. You get to dress like a princess and dress so beautifully and then by the end of all the fittings it’s like ‘gosh put me in something black that no one will make fun of me for’. There are so many different opinions and you start not trusting your own because it’s the world that’s going to be seeing it. You’re dressing for a billion different people.”
Next for the actress? Lawrence says “nothing’s technically green lit yet. I’m in talks for some stuff but nothing official yet” when asked about the next film she’ll be making. But she does have two films coming out soon: The Beaver in April and X-Men: First Class in June which she says “was fun. It was really cool. I had a blast.”
Jennifer Lawrence prefers characters with an inner, almost indescribable drive; in fact she’s fascinated by them. Speakeasy caught up with the 20-year-old actress this afternoon to talk about her Best Actress nomination for “Winter’s Bone.” (You can read a full list of nominees here.)
In the film, based on a novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell, Lawrence plays 17-year-old Ree Dolly. Providing for her two younger siblings and hell-bent on finding her meth cooking father amidst the dangerous world of the Ozarks drug culture, Lawrence stomps through the movie determined to free her family from the mistakes of her father. “I think she was strong and stubborn and determined and she had a heart that was almost too big for her,” Lawrence said, describing her character.
Lawrence said she was drawn to the script but more specifically the character of Ree. “I love stories that have a beginning, middle and an end. They start out one way and they come out on the other end, whether it’s worse or better. I’m fascinated with characters that don’t take “no” for an answer, which is just the definition of Ree.”
Lawrence is a TV series veteran, appearing in everything from “The Bill Engvall Show” to “Cold Case.” Not that she’s been nominated for an Oscar, is Lawrence done with TV guest appearances? “Well,maybe, maybe not,: she said. “Never say never.”
Jennifer is nominated for an oscar!!! She made it into the 5 top actresses of the year and she may actually win an academy award (though it’s really tough to decide the best betweet these amazing ladies). Congratulations to her and best luck at the ceremony.
Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”
The movie posters promise that “X-Men: First Class” will be released June 3, but on Tuesday cameras were still rolling on the Fox film’s set and director Matthew Vaughn, making his biggest major studio feature film to date, sounded like a man running out of time. “I’m at that stage where I feel like a boxer against the ropes,” the director said as his crew prepared for the next shot on a location set in Long Beach. “I’m just throwing punches and taking them as they come and making sure I don’t hit the canvas.”
In the pages of Marvel Comics, the X-Men have been the ultimate outsiders for decades — even other superheroes view the strange mutant crew with mistrust, prejudice and disdain. So it’s fitting that “First Class,” the fifth Hollywood adventure for the heroes, will arrive in theaters this summer with so much to prove and plenty of doubters. For the all-new cast (led by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender), the challenge is to replace the familiar faces of the franchise; for producer Bryan Singer, the challenge is to recapture the affection of comic-book movie fans; and for Vaughn, the challenge is, well, to actually finish making the film.
Jennifer attended Critics’ Choice awards yesterday. She looked absolutely stunning and talked about her Golden Globes dress:
“Today I was doing Globes fittings,” the Winter’s Bone star told USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell on the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet. “I tried on about three dresses. My stylist knows she’s got about three to four dresses she can put me in before I’m like ‘Argh, I gotta get outta here!'”
But the budding fashionista says she knew her Globes dress when she saw it. “It was the one that I tried on during the second fitting that we saw on the rack, and everyone made fun of it. And I was the one that said to put it on. And I put it on everyone goes: ‘Oh! That’s amazing!’ That’s the first time I’ve ever been proud of a fashion decision,” she told us.
Any hints on what the dress looks like? “Well…it’s long and it’s dark,” she teases.
Here are some pics of her and also some from her attending AFI awards:
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