Beleive it or not but there is still that role that got away from actress Jennifer Lawrence’s hand.
The 27-year-old Red Sparrow actress debuted on Howard Stern’s radio show on Wednesday, where she opened up about some of the opportunities that she missed out on.
Lawrence said, “Emma Stone and I had this conversation once, ’cause we used to always audition for the same thing, which now seems silly because our careers are so different.” She went on to explain, “She got one thing that I was dying for, but the one thing that really killed me, the only time I’ve ever been truly devastated by losing an audition — because most of the time you’re like, ‘Eh, wasn’t meant to be,’ move on, what can you do? — was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.”
The actress said, “That one devastated me.”
Mia Wasikowska got the role ultimately, Lawrence thought Wasikowska “was perfect and amazing.”
The winner of The Hunger Games, Lawrence also opened up about auditioning for the romance fantasy Twilight franchise, which eventually starred Kristen Stewart. However, Lawrence wasn’t much unhappy about missing the opportunity to be a part of Twilight.
The actress said in response to why she lost the part, “I didn’t really know what it was.” She went on to explain, “When you audition like a run of the mill actor, we’re all auditioning for all sorts of things, you just get, like, five pages, and they’re like, ‘Act, monkey!’”
“When it came out I was like, ‘Hot damn! Woah!’” Lawrence added.
When the actress got the role of Katniss Everdeen, she knew that it was her time to shine and her filmy career was about to lead her towards big success.
She said, “I had such a solid indie career at that point, that I was like, ‘This is perfect. I get to act and I’m not that famous.’” She continued, “That was what was nice about the sitcom. I was just getting checks, acting, having fun. No consequences.”
She said of The Hunger Games, “I knew it was gonna be a life-changer, and the other fear was only being known for that character.”