Jennifer Lawrence Was 'Devastated' Not To Get This One Role
Even as she already is an award-winner, actress Jennifer Lawrence admits that she felt bad over a particular role she wasn't able to snatch.
Lawrence has been acclaimed by multiple award-giving bodies, but even so, fans should well know that their idol is just human who gets hurt, especially when it comes to a casting role she wanted to get so bad. In an interview with Howard Stern, the 27-year-old actress, who was catapulted to stardom because of her role as lead Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise, admitted the films she failed in getting and the one that had affected her.
Apparently, Lawrence aimed to be in Twilight, a romance fantasy film about a human and a vampire who had to endure all the consequences of their love for each other. However, she did not get the part but she clarified that she did not become dramatic over this miss.
While she did not find the Twilight role to be a reason to be devastated, the same could not be said of the titular role for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Lawrence narrated she and her friend Emma Stone were talking into both auditioning for some roles, including one that the latter got. After this, she underlined the role for the Johnny Depp-headliner.
Before going into details, Lawrence confessed her mindset when it comes to roles she does not get.
"Most of the time, you're like, 'Wasn't meant to be,' 'Move on, what can you do,'" Lawrence revealed.
Of her missing the role in the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, "That one devastated me."
Even so, there seemed to be no bad blood between Lawrence and the one who got the part, Mia Wasikowska. Moreover, the Red Sparrow actress said she found the thespian "perfect and amazing."
Meanwhile, she also talked about The Hunger Games, which had become an important vehicle that immediately shot her to fame. However, Lawrence admitted she was then used to indie projects, so the film, based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, was a timely opportunity for her.
"I knew it was gonna be a life-changer, and the other fear was only being known for that character," Lawrence explained.
'Easy A' Role
As mentioned, Stone and Lawrence, who are real-life friends, have been going to auditions at the same time. It's not a secret anymore that the latter tried to get the lead role Olive Penderghast for the 2010 teen flick Easy A, which obviously went to the 29-year-old La La Land actress.
The iconic film, which even made Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" more popular, had won Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy.