Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hilarious Games

After last weekend’s fail at seeing the “The Hunger Games,” I have to wait until this coming weekend to see it now (I promised someone I’d wait and we’d see it together, dammit, I mean – yeah!). So while I wait, somewhat impatiently, I’ve been reading up on the film and its star. Now, I’ve loved Jennifer Lawrence since “Winter’s Bone.” So you can’t call me a Janey-come-lately bandwagon jumper. I have found her incredibly talented and quietly riveting for the past year plus. But what I didn’t know was how freaking hilarious the 21-year-old soon-to-be superstar is. She’s funny and goofy and refreshingly real in interviews. She is, quite simply, a natural charmer. And natural is key here. She manages to come off as both likable and normal, while being appropriate levels of both poised and freaked out by her new-found fame. Maybe she’s just that great an actress, but consider me sold. I mean, how could you not love a woman who says:
“When I’m not working, I am the laziest person. I can literally lie on a couch and watch television for 15 hours. I hate people who say, ‘Oh, I’m addicted to working out.’ I just want to punch those people in the face.”

Like I was saying, hilarious. But, you know, you don’t have to trust me. Trust Jennifer instead in a little compilation I made of her recent talk show appearances.


I don’t even need to see the movie, because I’m totally smitten. But, don’t worry, I’m still totally seeing the movie. Jennifer’s so damn adorable, how can I not?


Now I just wish some interviewer would ask if her mom still thinks she’s a lesbian because of all the naked ladies she’s been painting. Ball’s in your court, TV interviewers. Don’t fail me now.

14 comments:

Kristan Hoffman said...

That first video was awesome, haha! She comes off as so down to earth -- perhaps because of her youth? Hopefully she can continue to navigate Hollywood in the coming years without losing her charm and genuineness.

Collins said...

these videos are the reason i have developed a serious crush on j law in the last month. she is hot and funny, but not just funny funny, she's charming funny. and that, that is totally hot.

Janet Marie said...

There are vidoes on youtube of her doing interviews for Xmen and Winter Bone and there is a knock on the door and she yells, "We're doing an interview in here, go away!" or something to that affect. I wanted to die laughing.

kae said...

well thats just great.
i was trying SO HARD to stay immune to
the Hunger Games Fever that has swept the country
but now because of that interview compilation
i have come down w a deadly serious of
jennifer lawrence.

Shasta said...

Ohhh, that was fun!
And staying immune to the Hunger Games really isn't the same thing as staying immune to Twilight. One is really good for you. And the other is completely missing on an an excellent, thought-provoking movie with a great cast.

Your friend, Rusty said...

Spanx? Great comedic timing but I hope she never does a romcom

Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous, funny and a very talented actress. So of course some people are bitching about her body. http://healthyisthenewskinny.com/blog/2012/03/jennifer-lawrences-body-under-scrutiny-seriously/

Rachelle said...

Oh my god, the diarrhea part...
Thank you ;)

caddyshack said...

So love the Letterman interview. J Law is awesomesauce.

Mayhem said...

I struggle with PTSD from my time in the Army and her scene with Cinna while waiting getting ready to go into the tube floored me. For one moment, I saw what I feel like inside. For a little bit, I didn't feel alone, because someone else captured that feeling and showed it, and showed it honestly. Sure, it's a movie, and maybe some silly little teen popcorn flick. But that moment, that performance meant a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

David Letterman was clearly smitten!

Amanda said...

After "Winter's Bone" I got the sense she could be another 'Ellen Page' or Natalie Portman. I think she's a great actress. She doesn't really get to shine in "Hunger Games" but that's the writing, not her. Excited to see more of her work.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

OMG she is so adorkably filter-free. Bonus side-boob.

Jenny said...

Warning : You're all going to pass out watching her in this Rolling Stones shoot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtQ8ibeuLks&feature=player_embedded#!

@JennyLDN