I loved Divergent and the follow-up, Insurgent – it’s a great YA dystopian book series by Veronica Roth in the vein of The Hunger Games (and only successful because of it). So of course they’re making a movie of it, because when the consumer seems to like something, we have to be sold 5,000 versions of it no matter how poor they are, how overloaded we are or anything. People will pay for it, and money rules everything, blah blah.
In any case, I’m not against a Divergent movie – but I am absolutely against Shailene Woodley, the chick who was cut from Spider-Man and whose claim to fame is that ABC Family show about teen pregnancy, playing the lead character, Tris. Tris is written as a strong, bad-ass female who is fearless and whose strength and courage allow her to not only go against her family’s grain but to fight a much larger enemy. I know Jennifer Lawrence can’t star in two franchises, but I could see her as Tris, for sure. I cannot see Shailene Woodley as Tris, and yet… she is. Ugh.
The point of this story is obviously that Shailene counted on Jennifer for some advice when approaching her role, which Jennifer graciously gave. She told reporters at Comic-Con (via DS):
“Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with Divergent. I asked her how her life has changed, going from small independent movies to something as big as Hunger Games, and she gave me really beautiful advice which I really appreciated.”
I gotta say, I particularly worry about Shailene in this role because she doesn’t seem to “get it”. She told reporters a while back that Tris is nothing like Katniss because Tris isn’t a “bad ass”. Uh, yes she is. She has to leave her entire family and go against her family’s traditional faction in order to be true to herself and then learn to fight, go against enemies… why am I talking about this? This movie will probably be shit, and that’s a shame.
July 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Jennifer Lawrence is sort of universally recognised as amazing at this point, so of course she has a stalker. Even f-cking Clay Aiken has a stalker. Anyway, some 23-year-old bro has been harassing Jennifer’s brother Blaine and finally, police arrested his crazy ass.
From The New York Daily News:
A Canadian man is facing charges that he stalked the brother of Jennifer Lawrence after authorities say he repeatedly insisted that the man put him in touch with the Oscar-winning actress so he could protect her, according to court documents.
Zhao Han Cong, 23, of Vancouver, British Columbia, was ordered Friday to remain held until he could undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if the case against him can proceed.
FBI agents in Louisville charged Cong on Monday with interstate stalking and repeated harassing phone communications. Lawrence is a native of Louisville.
Cong’s attorney, public defender Donald J. Meier, requested the psychiatric exam. Meier didn’t cite any specific behavior in making the request, though prosecutors did not object. Cong has not yet entered a plea.
FBI Special Agent Richard Boswell III wrote in an affidavit that Cong started contacting “B.L.,” who is identified in a related state court record as the actress’ brother Blaine Lawrence, on April 4. Lawrence received numerous phone calls and text messages from “Ted” on his work cell phone at 2 a.m., Boswell wrote. Boswell said “Ted” was later identified as Cong.
The phone calls and text messages came from numbers with area codes in California and Colorado but were later traced to Cong.
I can’t with people. First of all, anyone desperate enough to start stalking a celebrity (and/or their family members) has a mental issue, 100%. Normal people do not do that. Normal people are like, “Damn, JLaw is fine and she’s so funny! I wish we were BFFs! Ah, well, let me watch Silver Linings Playbook again” and then they move on with their lives. Nutsos like Cong take shit to the next level of insanity with crap like this.
May 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Jennifer Lawrence calls herself “fat” for Hollywood, but is proud of her body (as she should be!) Here’s something to refresh your memory, in case you don’t remember this comment of hers. From EW.com:
In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.
Oh, girl, that’s mean. But she may not be saying about this about herself if not for idiots like Manohla Dargis of The New York Times who said,
A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.
Really sorry she didn’t Christian Bale it for you (talkin’ bout The Machinist). Also in the books Katniss was described as strong despite the lack of food because she would illegally hunt everyday for more food and –oh my God, listen to me, I’m gonna stop right here, I am NOT going to be the person who gets really into defending The Hunger Games.
The super cool Jeffrey Wells of Hollwood Elsewhere said she was “too big” for her male costar, adding,
She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) [...]
Cool, now let’s ask Jennifer Lawrence what she thought of you in that hotel room.
Then we have the awesome Justin Chang of Variety who said,
Hunger, the one constant in Katniss’ hard-scrabble life, barely even seems to register.
This is a snarky way of saying, “Fatass.” And it’s all so ridiculous because she used to model for Abercrombie & Fitch so how fat could she really be, considering we know how they feel about fat people?
What’s my damn point in sharing all of this? Because the lovely Lawrence clearly listened to this bullshit and lost all of her GROSS DISGUSTING FAT to slim down to play Mystique for the new X-Men movie.
If anything her former Hunger Games physique is perfect for Mystique, as the character is a mighty SUPER HERO. Then again, I get why Ms. Lawrence would feel pressure to slim down as her goddamn costume is PRACTICALLY NOTHING.
Look, I get it: this is how the Mystique character looks. Mystique is blue. But this is f-cking bullshit. In the comic book, Mystique actually wear clothes, and Hollywood can make the decision to say, hey, this is a reboot, let’s try something different, let’s not have our lead actress be practically naked in this one (Rebecca Romijn being the first naked Mystique). You never see male stars in ANYTHING like this. Like why don’t we see Spider-Man rocking a bulge in his skintight outfit but we practically see Jennifer Lawrence’s vagina?
You’re all going to argue with me and tell me I’m wrong anyway, so go for it.
Fun tidbit: January Jones was not invited back to reprise her character of Emma Frost for this film, and rumor is it’s because she had an affair with the director, Bryan Singer. Oh, and look, they managed to figure out a way to get her in sexy underwear for her role:
I’m sure it was crucial for the story.
I’ll get this started for you: “You’re taking this way too seriously” “You’re oversensitive” “It’s just a movie” “You’re probably ugly and/or jealous” “Ugh, why does everyone have to make everything a big deal” “I come here for celebrity gossip not for stuff like this I’m leaving” etc etc.
May 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult broke up back in January after being together for two years, and the whole world cried. Well, maybe not, but everyone loves JLaw so we’re all rooting for her and want her to be happy. Anyway, turn those frowns upside down because it seems like maybe they’re back together after they were photographed having a “romantic dinner date” in Los Angeles on Monday.
From The Daily Mail:
They were reported to have ended their relationship in January because they ‘grew apart’ after two years of dating.
But it seems Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult might be giving their romance another go, as the pair were photographed leaving a Hollywood restaurant together on Monday night following a romantic dinner date.
The pair attempted to avoid being photographed by leaving The Little Door eatery via the rear exit, but were snapped as they got into the actress’ waiting car.
Both Jennifer, 22, and 23-year-old British actor Nicholas tried to keep their heads down as they made their way to the vehicle, but appeared in good spirits following the evening together.
Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer opted for black trousers and a sheer cream lace top with a black blazer to meet up with her ex, while Nicholas went for olive green trousers and a khaki jacket.
Jennifer also continued to show off her new haircut – a vast change from the long locks Nicholas will have grown used to seeing the actress with.
Of course, it cold be that Jennifer and Nicholas are not giving their relationship another go, but are just friends, as they are currently working together on X-Men prequel follow-up Days Of Future Past.
Well, yeah, they are working on a movie together so it could definitely be that, sure. But WHERE’S THE REST OF THE CAST, eh? Not there, because this was a meal of looooove, not of… professionalism. Or something.
Below, some more photos of Jennifer & Nicholas’ night out…
May 1, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Jennifer Lawrence is so endearing and quirky and awkward and etc etc that she tripped on her own gown at the Oscars. The little spark plug did it again at the GLAAD Media Awards, but this time, merely tripping over her words while trying to introduce Former President Bill Clinton.
From US Magazine:
Lawrence, for her part, endeared herself to both the politician and the crowd when she tripped over President Clinton’s name in her introduction and accidentally read some of Weinstein’s lines instead of her own. “It’s not my comfort zone,” she recently told U.K. magazine Fabulous of speaking in public. “Making movies is where I belong. I shouldn’t be heard just talking. So, when I’m doing movies, I’m really happy. That’s where I’m comfortable, that’s my home. When you put me on a red carpet or on a stage, I turn into chihuahua Jennifer.”
Whatever, it’s cute. So cute that TIME Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, joining Lady Gaga.
Clinton, recipient of the Advocate for Change Award, was on hand to bring the sass.
During his acceptance speech, he joked that he was like a dinosaur next to the 22-year-old star [presenter Jennifer Lawrence.]
It looked like “she was touring the Museum of Natural History” backstage, Clinton, 66, quipped playfully, noting that “she was like 2 years old” when he took office in January 1993. (In fact, that’s not an exaggeration; the actress was born in August 1990.)
(Let’s just take this moment to listen to Clinton’s campaign song, “Don’t Stop”, by Fleetwood Mac, for the memories.)
Oh, Ms. Lawrence also showed up with a new haircut. Thoughts? See more photos of her hair + outfit and even a couple of her with President Clinton.
April 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
If you love The Hunger Games (and who doesn’t, really?), then you were probably stoked to hear that the first trailer for Catching Fire premiered by star Liam Hemsworth during last night’s MTV Movie Awards. I definitely was, but not enough to actually watch them – instead, I waited until the video was uploaded to YouTube and the HungerGamesExperience website to watch because I have common sense.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theatres on November 22 and your favourite torrent site probably the day after (I kid! Go to the movies! Don’t give into the modern age!), and I can’t wait. It probably won’t be as good as the books but, like Harry Potter, the movies are good enough to be an entity unto itself.
Here’s a shitload of promo shots from the movie, just to hold you over: