How Jennifer Lawrence Took Over Hollywood. (It’s Not Just Because of Her Charm.)
Why does everyone love Jennifer Lawrence? Hint: It’s not just those silly interviews she gives. Other franchise stars (cough, Kristen Stewart) should take note.
Jennifer Lawrence told a story Wednesday night about butt plugs. The internet swooned. Oh do we love Jennifer Lawrence and her butt plugs. And her accidentally pooping herself. And her fart-smelling house. And her pretty much everything.
No star has ever had it so figured out. What is it, though, that she’s figured out?
How does the Hunger Games and American Hustle star manage to be absolutely everywhere, but still escape the Anne Hathaway horror show of “dear god, no, not her again”? How can she wax poetically about soiling herself at parties and not get branded as sleazy trash, a la Ke$ha? How is it that she’s so unattainably perfect, and yet a nation of Jealous Judys doesn’t hate her guts?
There’s a reason that actors are reticent to sign on for film franchises, no matter the guaranteed financial windfall doing so would bring to their careers. Heading a major blockbuster franchise leaves an actor susceptible to a harsh spotlight and harsher judgment (Kristen Stewart, Twilight). They run the risk of never separating themselves from the legacy of the character they play (Harry Potter, er, I mean Daniel Radcliffe). Expectations for every single movie you open, no matter how big-budget or indie, become absolutely impossible to meet (sound familiar, Johnny Depp?).
Even though she stars in one of the most popular film franchises in release right now, Jennifer Lawrence has remained immune to all of those career diseases. It’s not because she’s some Hollywood unicorn galloping down the red carpet from one adorable and charming talk show appearance to the next like a rare industry beast that somehow hit the career lottery: blockbuster, indies, loving fans, and just generally having it all. It’s not even because of the insane spell she’s cast over society, where the exposure of each successive wart somehow gets us all to coo instead of recoil.
Simply put, it’s her movies. No star has ever charted out a film resumé so shrewdly. Girl knows how to choose a movie role. Behold the Tao of J. Law.( legend in the makingCollapse )sourcehave yall seen american hustle yet?? what did u think abt it?