Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence, the girl on fire

Though she isn’t a girl, Jennifer Lawrence is a rising force in Hollywood. Here first big role in Winter’s Bone gained her an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress. But us geeks know her best for her portrayal as Raven Darkholme in X-Men: First Class and of course as Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire.

One of the most notable tings to me is her sense of humor and how grounded she seems for someone who has earned the right to have maybe a little chip on her shoulder. But instead we get the young woman who makes her costars laugh on set and reminds is that her first SAG (Screen Actors Guild) job was playing a stereotypical wannabe princess in a My Super Sweet Sixteen commercial for MTV. And now it looks like she may be on her way to another Oscar nomination and possibly a win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

But the geeks in us are waiting for her other rolls. Namely a return to Raven in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the next chapter of the Hunger Games, Catching Fire. (Like you don’t know this already.) A franchise that Lawrence carries on her shoulders.

Jennifer Lawrence has chosen to play strong women on screen and given fans of sci-fi another great actress to bring strong rolls to life. Lets see what she chooses next.

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