Saturday 17 March 2018

Lawrence: Success just happened

Jennifer Lawrence enjoys both indie films and studio blockbusters
Jennifer Lawrence enjoys both indie films and studio blockbusters

Jennifer Lawrence has admitted she doesn't put "a lot of thought" into picking film roles.

The Hunger Games star revealed that despite her success she has never really had a game plan when it comes to her career.

"I don't really look for something (like Oscar potential) when I sit down to read a script," she said. "There is not really a lot of thought. It's a bizarre instinctual and emotional thing that just hits me."

Oscar-winner Jennifer has starred in both studio blockbusters and smaller independent films, but insists her success "j ust sort of happened".

"I started out in indies and I always imagined myself being in smaller movies for the rest of my career," she said. "Then Hunger Games came along and I was in a big pickle. I would have done it in a heartbeat if it were an indie, but it was giant! I had to take a few days to think about it."

The 23-year-old admitted the franchise based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling books has raised the bar for her, which she then built on with her Academy Award for Silver Linings Playbook. She said: " It took everything to a different place that I could have never imagined. And the (Oscar) did wonderful things for my career. I'm just rolling with it."

Jennifer's upcoming projects include David O Russell's 1970s corruption tale American Hustle, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Dumber And Dumber To, and she will soon go behind the camera as producer of the adaptation of Jeanette Walls' 2005 best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle.

''I don't know if I will be any good," she confessed. "But I'm trying it."

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