Incredible Facts About Jennifer Lawrence You Probably Didn't Know

One of America's most quotable and relatable sweethearts first burst onto the acting scene with her role in Winter's Bone. She then took on the biggest role in her acting career up until this point, Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games trilogy. With an Oscar win under her belt, it's no secret that Jennifer Lawrence is a talent to watch for years to come. Although she lives her life in the public eye, here are a few interesting things you probably didn't know about the girl on fire.

Street Legal

Jennifer Lawrence was discovered on the streets of New York when she was 14 years old. A stranger asked to take her picture and took down her mother's phone number. The next day they contacted her to do a screen test.

Raw Talent

She has never been formally trained as an actress and she has never done anything in professional theatre. She claims she just relies on her "imagination" when it comes to getting into a role.

Roles She Didn't Get

  Jennifer Lawrence auditioned to be Bella Swan in Twilight and Jules in Superbad. She didn't get either of these parts and they went to rookie actresses at the time Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone.

Method Acting

In preparation for her role in Winter's Bone, Lawrence lived with the Ozarks family who the story was based on and learned how to fight, chop wood, and skin squirrels. At least if there's an apocalypse we know who to contact!

Award Winning

She was the third youngest nominee ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Actress in a Lead Role.

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