Jennifer Lawrence’s American Hustle co-star Elizabeth Rohm said it was “intimidating” working with the Oscar winner.
In the film, Lawrence plays Rosalyn Rosenfield, the wife of con artist Irving Rosenfield (Christian Bale). And while there are a few — including Bale — who were worried that Lawrence was too young for the part, many critics have agreed that she steals the whole movie.
Rohm, who plays Dolly Polito, wife of Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), told Parade.com that the way Lawrence carries herself belies her age.
“She’s an old soul,” the Law & Order alum said of the 23-year-old. “She has such a command of herself, such maturity and power, that it’s intoxicating to work with her.”
Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand, is painfully aware that she is prone to embarrassing herself off camera.
“There are so many things that I do and say which come out wrong because I don’t think before speaking,” the Louisville, Kentucky, native said.
“I make a fool of myself easier than anyone I know. I get so nervous before going down red carpets – particularly after that fall at the Oscars,” she added. “I’ve tripped at least a couple of other times, too. I managed to forget to thank both the director and producer when I went on stage, so I wondered what was worse?”
Fortunately for Lawrence, her mother told her not to worry so much about messing up, and to be herself.
‘My mom taught me to laugh at myself. What else can I do? She is there to catch me, in every way. Nothing is ever said like, ‘Make sure you put one foot in front of the other,'” she said.
Jennifer Lawrence also said that she is working on cleaning up her foul language.
“I can be quite rude and use some bad language,” she said. “I am trying to clean up my act. But my mom always taught me that being natural was best.”
Lawrence is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle, which reunited her with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper (both of whom are nominated as well). She is also nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female ACtor in a Supporting Role.