Jennifer Lawrence has given many notable performances over the short time she has been one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. The 25-year-old knows how to deliver a line onscreen while being quite the character in her everyday life, as well.
According to the producer of the hit Hunger Games films, Lawrence is every bit as awesome to work with as you would expect. Nina Jacobson answered questions about the star, during a Q&A session on Quora, and noted that Lawrence is a very talented and enjoyable actress to have on your team.
The interesting and surprising fact that Jacobson relays is how Lawrence is different from other actors, in that she does not need to fully stay in character while on set and in between takes.
“She can (and does) go from being a total goofball one minute to delivering a jaw-dropping emotional performance the next. It’s kind of a freak-of-nature thing to watch.”
As Business Insider reminds, method actors generally attempt to remain firmly in character so not to lose focus. Lawrence is a true talent who can go in and out of her character focus and still come out the other side giving an Oscar-worthy performance
The producer also shares how Jen is a totally social cast member who enjoys “hanging out on set” with co-stars. When the beauty is looking for a bit of quiet time, however, she generally grabs a book and reads.
Jacobson was also keen to respond to questions posed about being a female producer and director in Hollywood and what challenges are present for a female in her line of work.
“Ultimately, mentorship plays such a big role in breaking directors that successful male directors tend to reach the helping hand to guys who remind them of themselves. We need more women directors so they can reach out to girls who remind them of themselves. We also need more men to be aware of that tendency so that they can reach out to women who remind them of their sisters or their daughters or who are just talented and don’t remind them of anybody.”
Jennifer Lawrence has been a key figure in shedding light on the vast imbalance between the manner in which women and men are treated in Hollywood. It is likely refreshing for the star to work alongside a producer who sees how pertinent women are in the industry.
Lawrence has recently been touted as one of Hollywood’s most valuable actors and is the highest paid woman in the business. It is, however, when looking at the vast difference between the highest paid male vs. female, as Forbes has done so astutely, that concern for females’ placement in Hollywood sets in. In addition, it was recently revealed that Lawrence, the star herself of the film American Hustle, received a lower cut in profits than a number of the men involved in the flick.
Although the Hunger Games films have been monstrously successful, the most recent and final installment of the franchise underperformed and Mockingjay Part 2 brought in $18 million less on its opening weekend than Mockingjay Part 1. Opinions as to why this was the case have been hitting the internet. One very elaborately-worded blog has suggested that Lawrence, in an attempt to stand up to those who are an insult to her, has in turn insulted her own audience.
JLaw is never the star to let an outrageous comment or incident, such as Donald Trump running for president, occur without letting her own thoughts be known. American Thinker is sure that Jen’s opinionated nature has resulted in poor numbers in her work.
“Lawrence shouldn’t take her stardom for granted by unnecessarily insulting her audience, many of whom are Christians, Republicans, and Kentuckians. If this is her idea of a good film promotion, producers may think twice before forking out the big bucks to cast her in future movies. Only time will tell.”
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