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(Daily Mail)   Jennifer Lawrence stays in touch with her "best friend" from middle school who has Down syndrome. And the Oscar goes to   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 26
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2013-02-24 07:13:40 PM  
6 votes:

PapaChester: This is a non story except for the fact that she is a stereotypical, amazingly hot female American.


I don't know.  The more I learn about her, the more I wish more people in Hollywood were like her.  People pick on her about her weight, and her response is a hearty "Fark you!"  She takes her family on vacations.  She works hard to learn even the crazy, tiny, probably unnecessary things for the roles she takes (I mean, learning to skin and cook little critters for her role in The Hunger Games was going above and beyond).  She just seems like a really decent person, and there aren't many of those in that business of sad, shallow people.

It seems to me that she's anything but stereotypical.

Of course, she's young, and who knows?  She could still go all Lohan on us.
2013-02-24 11:55:06 PM  
3 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: thisiszombocom: well god bless that little chubster

No one said she was fat, people said she was to large to play someone damn near staved to death.

I agreed with those people.


Isn't it funny that Hollywood only seems to care about casting someone "physically appropriate" for a role when the character is supposed to be a skinny white female?
2013-02-24 07:13:49 PM  
3 votes:
Goddamn this woman has a phenomenal publicist.
2013-02-25 02:48:18 AM  
2 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Shostie: Goddamn this woman has a phenomenal publicist.


It was originally an article in their local paper. The Mail just picked it up. Plus- I mean, she spends time over at this man's house and mails him memorabilia. That's all her.

She always comes across as really normal, down to earth and intelligent. I think it's because it's actually true.
2013-02-24 10:28:37 PM  
2 votes:
This feels so calculated.
2013-02-25 05:24:43 PM  
1 votes:

Genevieve Marie: downtownkid: If she was considered too fat for the role who did they get to play Katniss?

You're being deliberately obtuse. She was not considered too fat for the role by the casting director. She WAS considered too fat for the role by a host of douchebag entertainment writers and movie critics.


So you extrapolate the idiocy of a few writers and critics as an indictment of the entire industry despite the fact that she did get the role, the film was enormously successful, and she followed it up with a prestige role that got her an Oscar. Got it.
2013-02-25 04:58:37 PM  
1 votes:

Genevieve Marie: downtownkid: Teufelaffe: Oh, and just to counter the "b-b-but Rue!" and similar comments, I am talking about what the entertainment industry has to say about casting.  Nobody gives a rat's ass what JoeBlow69 blogged about how horrible it was when they cast Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  The entertainment industry is the source of the "Larwence wasn't skinny enough" comments, not some random dipshiat on Twitter.

Here's a newsflash hotshot: people are cast in large part due to their looks, so weight is an entirely relevant topic when discussing casting choices.  As far as "what the entertainment industry has to say", well, if you aren't in the casting session then you really don't know what they have to say, do you?

Jennifer Lawrence is thin and in fantastic shape. The dialogue about women's bodies has gotten positively toxic when one of the most attractive women in the world is still considered too fat for a role. The idea that someone emaciated and unhealthy was required to play the role of Katniss was bullshiat.

And the "entertainment industry" is not limited to the people in that casting session. It also includes professional movie critics and entertainment journalists, and this toxic opinion on Jennifer Lawrence's body was promoted by several of them as well.


If she was considered too fat for the role who did they get to play Katniss?
2013-02-25 04:57:28 PM  
1 votes:

Teufelaffe: downtownkid: Teufelaffe: Oh, and just to counter the "b-b-but Rue!" and similar comments, I am talking about what the entertainment industry has to say about casting.  Nobody gives a rat's ass what JoeBlow69 blogged about how horrible it was when they cast Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  The entertainment industry is the source of the "Larwence wasn't skinny enough" comments, not some random dipshiat on Twitter.

Here's a newsflash hotshot: people are cast in large part due to their looks, so weight is an entirely relevant topic when discussing casting choices.  As far as "what the entertainment industry has to say", well, if you aren't in the casting session then you really don't know what they have to say, do you?

Are you seriously this dense?  Nobody said that weight wasn't relevant for that role, just that Hollywood only publicly cares about weight when it's a pretty white female.

Hate to break it to you but the entertainment industry is, in fact, sexist.  That's why in interviews actors get asked questions about the nature of their roles and acting methods, and actresses get asked what their diet is or whether or not they wore underwear under their costume.  It's why female characters in the vast majority of movies only talk about the male characters, while the male characters get to talk about just about anything else.

Think for a moment...you're white-knighting Hollywood, ffs.  The only group you'll find more corrupt and misogynistic in this county is Congress.


Not wite knighting Hollywood, just pointing out the idiocy of your statement. The industry is cruel to everyone, not just women. How many parts has Brandon Frasier been cast in since he started going bald? If you think the stupid questions are limited to females then youve never been on a press junket. Complaining about lookism in an industry based on looks is the height of stupidity.
2013-02-25 03:59:47 PM  
1 votes:

Teufelaffe: Oh, and just to counter the "b-b-but Rue!" and similar comments, I am talking about what the entertainment industry has to say about casting.  Nobody gives a rat's ass what JoeBlow69 blogged about how horrible it was when they cast Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  The entertainment industry is the source of the "Larwence wasn't skinny enough" comments, not some random dipshiat on Twitter.


Here's a newsflash hotshot: people are cast in large part due to their looks, so weight is an entirely relevant topic when discussing casting choices.  As far as "what the entertainment industry has to say", well, if you aren't in the casting session then you really don't know what they have to say, do you?
2013-02-25 03:47:15 PM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: She seems very cool.  I hope she escapes Hollywood soon.


I hope she stays in Hollywood and stays entirely herself. I'd like to see her become another Meryl Streep and have a long, long career of really amazing films. I think she can do it.
2013-02-25 11:15:34 AM  
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: downtownkid: hulk hogan meat shoes: This feels so calculated.

Your world must be a very sad and lonely place.

Why, because he is right?


Yes, she clearly befriended the kid in middle school and kept the relationship going for ten years or so on the off chance that she became famous and would be able to use it as a cheap publicity stunt.

Either that, or maybe you are both cynical and not terribly bright.  One of the two.
2013-02-25 07:53:33 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know why I didn't expect this exact thread.
2013-02-25 05:17:51 AM  
1 votes:

farkingismybusiness: I love this girl.


I think back to the incredible moron I was at 22 and she seems amazingly composed and self aware.
2013-02-25 01:19:40 AM  
1 votes:
So, playing a slutty manic pixie dream girl makes you a lock for an Oscar nod. If Audrey doesn't take one home, Lawrence can go pound sand for the Bollywood scripted movie she was in.


Seriously "I started farking guys because the police officer husband I had, that I didn't have much sex with, was killed because he was driving home with some Victoria's Secret underwear that he bought at King of Prussia for me, then got run over in a geographically unlikely accident" is a pretty weak cause for nymphomania.

The movie was a standard rom-com, no more, no less. I enjoyed it just fine. Perhaps there could have been some use for the DeNiro arc if something happened when the indian psychiatrist showed up at the house when the hero was arrested and got to observe his dad. NOPE. Was there much point to Lawrence getting totally shiatfaced when she found out the ex-wife was showing up? NOPE, turns out she dances just fine when hammered.

Also, she takes a liking to the main character for absolutely zero reason that anyone can fathom. I mean, she really likes dick, from anyone that can give it to her, and she stalks him, no matter how much he tries to chase her off. Is she the Oscar equivalent to a female Forrest Gump?

If Lawrence has an Oscar for this award, I don't see any reason why Fairuza Balk doesn't have 5 academy awards.
2013-02-25 12:54:04 AM  
1 votes:
Simply cool.
2013-02-25 12:43:29 AM  
1 votes:

LDM90: I'd be her "best friend" if you know what I mean.


You have Down Syndrome?
2013-02-25 12:24:24 AM  
1 votes:

Teufelaffe: The Stealth Hippopotamus: thisiszombocom: well god bless that little chubster

No one said she was fat, people said she was to large to play someone damn near staved to death.

I agreed with those people.

Isn't it funny that Hollywood only seems to care about casting someone "physically appropriate" for a role when the character is supposed to be a skinny white female?


Pretty much. No one noted that the boys looked muscular and healthy as well.
2013-02-25 12:09:36 AM  
1 votes:
fusillade762:Am I a bad person for wondering if any of those magazine pages are stuck together?

No way. That Rolling Stone cover killed more kittens than anything else.
2013-02-25 12:04:01 AM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Guys "love" Jen because she's vulnerable and that stirs the predator in them.

She's a good person, but she has obvious inferiority/insecurity issues.  Ripe for the picking.


Guys love a vulnerable person? RED FLAG PREDATORY BEHAVIOR.

Girls do?
What a wonderfully nurturing person they are.
2013-02-24 11:45:02 PM  
1 votes:

thisiszombocom: well god bless that little chubster


No one said she was fat, people said she was to large to play someone damn near staved to death.

I agreed with those people.
2013-02-24 11:29:13 PM  
1 votes:
Some high school girls like the security of a male friend who clearly isn't going to rape them?  I'm shocked.
2013-02-24 11:16:49 PM  
1 votes:
I love her and I love this story. I also love that she's a big ol' nerd. She quoted The First Wives' Club in her Golden Globes acceptance speech and it was so obscure it got reported as a gloating slam on Meryl Streep unbecoming of a winner, rather than as a totally fun pop culture reference.
2013-02-24 11:15:35 PM  
1 votes:
Well, I know who that kid is fapping to at night.
2013-02-24 11:06:25 PM  
1 votes:
In a world full of Lindsey Lohans, can't we just appreciate a Jennifer Lawrence?
2013-02-24 10:26:16 PM  
1 votes:

PapaChester: Down syndrome does not make you retarded! It is a severe learning disability, many times accompanied by other, much more severe forms of mental handicaps.

This is a non story except for the fact that she is a stereotypical, amazingly hot female American.


So you're saying it retards a child's ability to learn?

...
2013-02-24 09:59:43 PM  
1 votes:
PapaChester: amazingly hot female American.

*googles*

Bring her to me.
 
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