Jennifer Lawrence #1 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful Actresses’ list

Action heroes don’t always have to be men. That’s the lesson actress Jennifer Lawrence is teaching Hollywood, $1 million at a time. As Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies, she fights for her life against a tyrannical government without spending much time worrying about which boy she’s going to choose. Her butt-kicking ways have helped the franchise earn $1.5 billion so far with two more movies on the way.

She also showed off her action chops in the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past. As shape-shifting mutant Mystique, Lawrence had plenty of fight scenes and her star power helped make the movie the highest-grossing of the X-Men films with $700 million at the global box office so far.

Oh, and Lawrence can also act. Just 23 years old, Lawrence has been nominated for three Academy Awards. She won the Best Actress award in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook.

That combination of action hero and award-winning actress makes Jennifer Lawrence the most powerful actress in Hollywood right now. We estimate that she earned $34 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Lawrence ranks 12th on our Celebrity 100 power list, which makes her the highest-ranked actress.

And she also ranked #12 on forbes ‘most powerful celebrities’ list

Source: Forbes

Jennifer Lawrence, brother throwing party to help girl battling leukemia

Actress and Kentucky native Jennifer Lawrence along with her brother are doing their part to help a young Louisville girl recover from her battle with leukemia.

Hadley Mercer was diagnosed at only six months old. She recently celebrated her first birthday in the hospital with her parents and two older sisters. Hadley has undergone 20 spinal taps and chemotherapy treatment for months to battle her aggressive cancer. She received a bone marrow transplant in April, and the family has learned the chemo and transplant worked.

Hadley’s now in remission, but she’s still in the hospital for treatment for complications from the transplant.

There have been some bright spots along the way. In December, Lawrence, who is a family friend, visited Hadley and other children at the hospital.

“She (Jennifer Lawrence) had to put on a gown and mask and she came in and saw Hadley and gave her a signed poster,” said Ashlie Mercer, Hadley’s Mother. “It will be cool when Hadley is older.”

“She’s always had a soft spot for children, and especially sick children, so that was kind of what led to her going down there – help the family,” said Ben Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence’s Brother.

Ben is helping organize a block party through the company he co-owns, Louisville Geek, along with several other businesses.
The money raised at the block party this Saturday, June 21 will help the Mercers pay their medical bills.

Ben says they expect one item up for auction to be especially popular: a trip to a private island in Belize arranged by the Oscar-winning actress, an island she herself has visited.
Jennifer Lawrence has also donated signed memorabilia from the Hunger Games and American Hustle to be auctioned at the block party.

Jennifer Lawrence In New York City With Andrew Photos (06/17)

I have uploaded new candids of Jennifer Lawrence spotted in Berlin with Zoe Kravitz and Noah Becker on June 15, 2014.

 

Robert Pattinson Hails Jennifer Lawrence: ‘She’s Super-Confident’

Twilight actor full of praise for the Hunger Games frontwoman

They’ve both been tasked with carrying a gargantuan teen franchise, and it turns out that Robert Pattinson is a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence.

The Twilight hunk is currently promoting his new movie, The Rover, while J-Law completes shooting on the final Hunger Games instalment, Mockingjay – Part 2.

Speaking to The Daily Beast in a lengthy interview, he said he’s a big fan of what J-Law has achieved.

“She’s amazing. She’s absolutely incredible,” he said.

“But also we’re different types of people. She seems like she’s super-confident — and I don’t have the kind of confidence.

“She glows. I think you can fit that into quite a few different areas. Whereas I’ve got a kind of sneak-through-the-cracks style.”

In the same interview, the actor also denied that he is making a conscious effort to change route following the end of the vampire series.

“I never even thought of all the Twilights as a single entity. They were all separate movies for me,” he reasoned. “I mean, I forget how to act in between every single movie!”

He did, however, say that a big price comes with taking a role like Edward Cullen.

He explained: “But I’ve always thought that nothing comes for free. You get paid a bunch of money. You get a bunch of opportunities. And you’ve got to pay for it somehow. And in my case, I paid for it by having to figure out how to walk down the street [without getting mobbed]. I paid for it by people thinking I was one thing. That’s my major desire as an actor — to have no one know who I am. To have no preconceptions.

“So obviously when a character becomes iconic, you have to deal with the baggage that comes with it.”

Robert Pattinson Talks About Jennifer Lawrence

During an interview with The Daily Beast, Robert Pattinson has mentioned Miss Lawrence regarding to her acting confidence.

Q: What about someone like Jennifer Lawrence? She’s balanced two studio franchises with lots of meatier parts.

“She’s amazing. She’s absolutely incredible. But also we’re different types of people. She seems like she’s super-confident—and I don’t have the kind of confidence. She glows. I think you can fit that into quite a few different areas. Whereas I’ve got a kind of sneak-through-the-cracks style.” – Rob Pattinson

Lori Petty talked about Jennifer Lawrence

I saw your 2008 directorial debut, The Poker House, and people don’t really give you enough credit for “discovering” Jennifer Lawrence, since that was her first film credit. No shit! You can quote me on that. No shit. I cast her in her first film. Look, she deserves one hundred percent of her success, period. In addition to that, I think I passed along 25 years of experience of being an actress to her. But she’s amazing and the camera loves her, and that’s why I cast her. It’s like when I first saw Leo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life. We were editing A League of Their Own and De Niro and them were editing This Boy’s Life next door. Me and Penny [Marshall] were inseparable because I wanted to absorb everything she was doing, so I’d go to post-production with her. So De Niro comes in and goes, “You’ve got to see this kid.” So we went into the room and saw some unedited scenes with DiCaprio and both went, “There’s another movie star.” That’s what happened with Jennifer. And Chloe Moretz is in The Poker House, too! She’s going to be around forever and ever. I wrote her half-page monologues, and she’d just knock them out of the park. It was a small budget, under $1.5 million, and she was doing like eight pages a day. I went up to her mom and said, “What do we do after lunch? I don’t want her to crash!” and she went, “Oh no, she’s fine. This is what she does.” She’s remarkable, that kid.

Where did you find Jennifer? I’ve lived in Venice since Point Break in ’91, and Mary Vernieu lives in Venice, so she cast The Poker House as a favor to me, and she’s brilliant and casts every good movie. So, I’m in Chicago and we’d already cast Selma Blair as the mom, and Selma is five feet tall and weights 90 pounds. Mary sends me these tapes of these girls and goes, “This girl Jennifer Lawrence is a star. You have to watch this tape.” But it said she was 5’9” on her resume, and I said, “I can’t fit them both in the frame! How am I supposed to have the mom be 5’ and the daughter be 5’9”?” But she said, “Just watch the tape.” So I watched the tape and was like, “Okay, great, that’s another movie star.” When I flew back to L.A., I put Jennifer, Chloe, and Sophi [Bairley], who plays the middle daughter, read together, and afterwards I said, “Do you want to be in a movie?” And they said, “Of course, that’s why we’re here.” And I said, “No, do you want to be in this movie?” And they said, “Yes, of course we do, that’s why we’re here.” And I said, “No, I’m offering you the part, do you want to be in this movie?” And they started jumping up and down and screaming. I did that because I hated auditioning for a part and then waiting five days for your agent to tell you that you got it.
And Jennifer Lawrence’s father pops up in the film, too, as the basketball coach. I forgot about that! He’s the basketball coach, yes. He was just hanging around. It was super low-budget and I had no producers looking over my shoulder. Steve Cannell, god rest his soul, just wrote a check and it was handled through his production company, so we were just humpin’ and making a movie. So I don’t know whose idea it was.

Photos: Jennifer Lawrence Out in Berlin (05/29)

I’ve added new photos of Jennifer Lawrence out and about in Berlin on May 29, 2014.

Photos: Jennifer & Nicholas in Germany (05/25)

I’ve added new photos of Jennifer Lawrence with Nicholas dining at a cafe in Germany on May 25, 2014.

Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas In Germany Photos (05/25)

I’ve added new candids photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult strolling in Germany on May 25, 2014.

Jennifer Lawrence on GMA Show Stills (05/22)

I’ve added new high quality candids photos of Jennifer Lawrence on ‘Good Morning America’ show on May 22, 2014.