20 Things About Jennifer Lawrence You Probably Didn't Know.

Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.

-Jennifer Lawrence


Facts via IMDB and The Rolling Stone


1/20. Lawrence doesnt wash her hands after she pees because she doesnt think it gets rid of germs.

2/20. In grade 7, she was voted by her class as "Most Talkative".

3/20. She was originally told she was too pretty to play the lead role in Winters Bone so she hopped a red-eye to New York, walked in the snow for 13 blocks, and auditioned in hair she hadnt washed in a week and landed the part that she received her first Oscar nomination for.

4/20. When asked to gain weight for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Lining Playbook, after slimming down to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger games, her response was "Hell ya!"

5/20. Lawrence graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting. She finished with a 3.9 gpa.

6/20. Her love of Doritos chips caused her to stain several dresses while on the set of American Hustle (2013), nearly ruining them in the process. The wardrobe department solved this problem by creating a number of identical dresses for her to use throughout the production so she would always have a clean one to wear.


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7/20. She was discovered by a photographer while visiting New York with her mother in 2005, which led to her landing an agent.

8/20. For her role in Winter's Bone (2010), she learned to skin squirrels and fight. She also had to chop wood, but already knew how to do that.

9/20. Her father had a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates, and her mother runs a children's camp.

10/20. She was among the people affected by the hack of private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nudity, which were posted on the website 4chan and where later distributed by other Internet networks. The event was nicknamed "The Fappening" by the media. The hack started whole new discussions about privacy in the Internet age as well as people unfairly and unnecessarily criticizing the victims for taking the pictures in the first place and putting them on their computer devices. In an interview with Vogue magazine in 2014, Lawrence commented on the hacks for the first time: "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime [...] It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."


11/20. On the set of The Hunger Games (2012), she showed up to set a couple times with the same blood and scar makeup from the day before. Because of this, Elizabeth Banks gave her the nickname Katpiss Neverclean.

12/20. For her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), she worked out twice a day and practiced archery.


13/20. She gave her Oscar to her parents, who keep it in their home in Louisville, Kentucky, because she felt "odd" having it in her own house.



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14/20. Lawrence's favorite colors are blue and gold.

15/20. She brought her parents as her date to the 70th Golden Globe Awards after breaking up with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

16/20. She auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight (2008), but lost to Kristen Stewart.

17/20. She said in an interview that since she and The Hunger Games (2012) co-star Josh Hutcherson are such good friends, she decided to buy a house down the street from him.

18/20. Before Jennifer became an actress, she was involved in cheer-leading, field hockey, softball, and modeling, none of which she held a passion for.

19/20. After filming X Men: First Class in London, JLaw had to fight to get the security deposit for her Notting Hill apartment back because she had stained the bathtub blue from her makeup as the character Mystique.

20. Lawrence has gained a large fan base in China since her breakthrough performance in Winter's Bone, Chinese net citizens now refer to her with the nick name "Da Biao Jie", which reads like "Big (female) Cousin" which would give a cordial, intimate feeling of a girl next door. However as it is explained by online encyclopedia and forums, because her name Lawrence is similar to famous brand watch "Laureus", some fans come up the idea of a shorter, catchy and intimate nick name to do with such similarity, thus nick-naming her "Big Watch Sister" (Big in Chinese reads "Da", Watch reads "Biao", and sister reads "Jie", thus "Da Biao Jie"). On a promotional tour to China for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2, she mentioned being confused and not totally impressed with this nick name in an interview.

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