Jennifer Lawrence has pretty much got the top Hollywood leading lady title in her grasp after having won an Oscar and being cast in some of the most sought-after roles up for grabs in the film biz. However, Lawrence was not always the No. 1 pick of directors. Gasp as you might, Lawrence was actually beaten out for a role in the well-known series Twilight.
That’s right, JLaw almost had the role of Bella Swan in her clutches at the tender age of 17 when Kristen Stewart stepped in and won over the director for the part. It is, however, difficult to imagine anyone other than Stewart in the role of Bella, yet it’s quite surprising that Lawrence wasn’t always the top pick for every casting call she stepped up for.
Her ie. Magazine shares Jen’s words in regard to the surprise she herself felt at the popularity of the Twilight series, after she had been beaten out by Stewart.
“I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went. I’d had no idea Twilight would be such a big deal. For me, and assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing.”
Clearly, Lawrence hasn’t hurt too badly from losing out to Stewart seeing as she quickly went on to nab the lead role in another novel-based trilogy of films that have broken box office records — of course, the trilogy of topic is none other than The Hunger Games in which Lawrence portrays tough and determined Katniss Everdeen.
Additionally, as mentioned, Lawrence has gone on to win an Oscar for her fantastic performance in Silver Linings Playbook. The star has already been causing quite a buzz that includes whispers of Oscar contention once more for her role in the film Joy, in which Lawrence plays the woman responsible for inventing the Miracle Mop.
Lately, Jen has also made her mark by being the latest addition to the “Hometown Heroes” banner series in Louisville. The Louisville native has certainly made her town proud. WDRB.com shares about the manner in which Lawrence came to be honored in the banner series.
“The Oscar winner’s banner was made possible by a group of young fans.The group, which called themselves ‘The Lawrence Ladies,’ raised money for the banner by creating a GoFundMe page. The banner is the latest in the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation’s ‘Louisville’s Hometown Heroes’ series.”
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