There’s a silver lining to everything — even waking up at an ungodly hour to an unexpected phone call, as newly-minted Golden Globes nominee Jennifer Lawrence did Thursday morning (December 13).
“I had no idea [the Golden Globes nominations were Thursday],” Lawrence told MTV News during an exclusive interview from the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the next chapter in the saga of reluctant rebel leader Katniss Everdeen. “My agent called me at 5:30 and I thought the set of my movie had burned down, or Josh [Hutcherson] had died or something. I didn’t realize! I was so tired!”
Now that she’s awake, Lawrence is fully aware of her Best Actress nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook,” director David O. Russell’s romantic-comedy about Pat, a man with bipolar disorder (played by Bradley Cooper) who meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a recent widow who becomes an important part of Pat’s life. The film received three nominations in addition to Lawrence’s nod.“It’s amazing. It was such an incredible part,” Lawrence said of receiving the nomination. “All the blood, sweat and tears that everybody put in this movie, and how much it meant to everyone, we can all share it together. David and Bradley got the recognition they deserve. It’s wonderful to be able to share it with everyone.”
But Lawrence also said that she’s not one to spend too much time dwelling on awards and nominations: “My trick — and I don’t know if it’s a trick or just a part of my personality that I can’t help — but I don’t think about it too much.”
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, then, that Lawrence isn’t spending the day celebrating her “Silver Linings” nomination. Instead, she’s hard at work on “Catching Fire.” Lawrence has eight days left of shooting on the “Hunger Games” sequel, and today’s workload involves getting into kill-or-be-killed Katniss mode.
“I’m covered in dirt, I’m drinking coffee, and then I’m going to go get into a swamp later. I’m basically just doing what all the other nominees are doing today,” she joked. “We’re all getting in a swamp together!”