For the second year in a row, the odds are in her favor: Jennifer Lawrence is once again the world’s highest-paid actress, notching $46 million pretax over 12 months–$13 million more than second-ranked Melissa McCarthy, who pocketed $33 million.
Lawrence’s impressive earnings consist largely of a profit slice from the big box office gross ($653.4 million) of her final Hunger Games installment and a mammoth upfront fee for the forthcoming Passengers. Her total is down 11.5% from $52 million in 2015, but she remains the girl on fire, financially speaking.
Amy mentions her at 3:35!
Jennifer Lawrence exited the Hunger Games with plenty of bread.
“Jennifer has really opened up a whole category of films for women. There are now superhero movies fronted by women and I think directors generally are moving away from that stereotypical woman’s role that is just about being flirted with by a man before falling into his arms,” Tomlinson told The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I’m not interested in being the damsel in distress; I want someone who has her own storyline and her own mission – not a woman who, to use a comedy term, is just there to provide the feed line to someone else’s joke,” she added. And the 24-year-old actress shared that she has ruled out nude scenes because she believes “there are things other people just don’t need to see”.
She said: “That’s why I’m not on any kind of social media: I don’t want people having an insight into my life. I don’t want them knowing what I had for breakfast.And I don’t want to hear from these faceless trolls who aren’t brave enough to say things to people’s faces.
The actress added that she has already read things like “I’m ‘too thin’ and that I ‘need to eat a burger’, and I feel like saying: ‘Actually, I just have.”
Jennifer was spotted for the first time in Vancouver, where she is filming her new Darren Afronsky project. She was spotted on 12th August (her birthday) celebrating with co-star Javier Bardem and his wife, Penelope Cruz! HQ photos below:
I’ve add HQ scans from this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly: Fall Preview, featuring ‘Passengers’! I’ve also updated the gallery with an untagged & HQ still from the movie!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The script for Passengers, by Jon Spaiths (Prometheus), has been a hot commodity since it was included on the 2007 Black List [Hollywood’s annual ranking of the most admired scripts that have yet to be greenlit].
MORTEN TYLDUM: Yes, it was a popular script. It’s one of those stories that really grabs you and you fall in love with it. It’s very smart and funny and clever and such a page turner I couldn’t put it down. Every 10 pages, something new happens! At the same time it’s a very intimate movie while taking place on this epic scale. For me, it’s a story about what’s important to live a full life. What are the things we need as humans? It’s not afraid to entertain but at the same time it asks big questions about what does it mean to really feel happy. Every generation has its love story. I feel like this is it. I had to do it.
You certainly up the ante by casting two of Hollywood’s biggest and most likable stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
I honestly couldn’t ask for a better cast. They’re so great together, and both of them are so hard-working. They take the characters so seriously and bring so much to the roles with charm and intelligence and charisma. They really went for it and it is phenomenal to watch.
I heard you had very long days shooting in Atlanta last year.
Yes, we did have full days. Most of the shooting was just with Chris and Jen. It was a very technical film with big sets and a lot of effects but at the same time, it’s a character drama. It’s a love story. It has the complexity of a big movie and at the same time we really had to put time aside to put into character development. And it’s exhausting. They were on every day. It’s big emotions: it’s desperation, it’s love, it’s happiness, it’s fear, it’s anger. It was big emotions every day.
You can’t tell me the ending of course, but answer me this – will I cry?
You will laugh and cry and hold your breath and be at the edge of your seat. It has chills. It also will make you smile and laugh a lot. We wanted a playful movie. And if you have Chris and Jen it’s impossible not to have — they’ve come up with a lot of stuff on set. They’re both extremely funny. They’d try this and that and come up with really funny stuff. They can go very dramatic but their great chemistry – they’re just so good. It is just fun to be around them and fun to be on this journey. In this day of sequels and reboots I think it’s refreshing that it is a completely original story with two of the best movie stars in the world. I’m very, very happy with the movie.
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And Fantastic Beasts is just our opening act. EW’s Fall Movie Previewincludes exclusive reporting and images from the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Marvel’s latest Doctor Strange, Antoine Fuqua’s star-packed reboot of The Magnificent Seven, the Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt space romance Passengers, the slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, the big screen adaptations of the bestselling novels The Girl on the Train and The Light Between Oceans and, oh about 97 more.
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The issue comes out 19th August!
The character is Jaylah, a new face in the Trek universe, played by the nimble Sofia Boutella from “Kingsman”. According to the film’s co-writer, Simon Pegg, Jaylah was inspired by the character played by Jennifer Lawrence in the 2010 backwoods drama “Winter’s Bone”, a young woman forced by circumstances to become tough beyond her years.
“We started off calling her ‘Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Winter’s Bone”, because we wanted that kind of resourceful young girl”, explained Pegg. The writers soon began using Lawrence’s nickname, J-Law, as shorthand, “and then that became Jaylah.”
Nope, not quite. After months of speculation and rumors surrounding Paramount Pictures’ upcoming movie with Jennifer Lawrence, the Darren Aronofsky-directed drama is still without a name or an official release date. Under the working title of Day 6, we’re chomping at the bit for this one, which is sure to fit perfectly within Aronofsky’s wheelhouse of compelling, fascinating fare.
Lawrence — who last year dropped out of Richard Linklater’s The Rosie Project to work with Black Swan‘s Aronofsky — will co-star with Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson and Michelle Pfeiffer. According to IMDb, the Day 6 story will follow “a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.” Sounds enticing! It is unknown at this time which of these actors will be portraying the couple, though we could easily point to Lawrence as one of them.
Day 6 has recently pushed ahead with a grueling rehearsal schedule and will start filming imminently, with production rumored to stretch well into August. While it was rumored that the new title for the film would be Mother, fans of Pfeiffer speculated this earlier name indicated she would have played the titular role. Paramount has since confirmed this would not be the movie’s official title after all, so it looks like fans will have to keep guessing as to which role the Hollywood veteran will play!
Rumoured release date for ‘Day 6’ is 29th Dec 2017!