The Jennifer Lawrence Phase

While Emma Stone is still my number one favourite young actress, my attention has been diverted to a new, young talent in the form of The Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence. Thanks to Netflix, I’ve been able to catch up with a few of her older films and there are a couple I want to buy.

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83r...The main thing I’ve noticed about Jennifer is than in every movie, she has to get off with someone. EVERY movie (that I’ve seen; The Poker House (OK, she was raped, but she initially had feelings), The Burning Plain (she got off with the son of the guy who was having an affair with her mother), The Hunger Games (although, she was kinda forced into the relationship) and House at the End of the Street (gets with the main nutter)), it’s as if it’s in her contract to have a love interest.

Emma StoneI don’t want to come across as being jealous, that’s not why I’m pointing it out, it just gets a bit too repetitive and predictable that, you see news of a new movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence and you know that her character is going to end up having a romantic fling. She has the potential to be so much more than just a one-track-character and needs to be more versatile in the roles she takes.

Emma Stone has already shown she can do comedy and drama without the need to get it on with one of the main male characters in any of her movies. Let’s just hope Lawrence can break free before she gets boring and monotonous and be something else, not just a piece of meat casting directors go to lump with some chump wanting to make a name for himself.

I do like House at the End of the Street though…

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