“She’d definitely call me a sissy.”

Posted by · 11:11 am · June 9th, 2010

I have to say, I’m so willing to put my issues with Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” aside it’s not even funny.  Why?  Because Jennifer Lawrence is the real deal, and it’s exciting.  She’s only 19, which means we’ll have years of surely stellar performances ahead.  And sue me, every time I see a pic, my heart skips a beat.

I shot an email off to “The Burning Plain” writer/director Guillermo Arriaga yesterday to mention all the Lawrence buzz that’s accompanying the limited release of Granik’s film, and to note that he could take some measure of credit for giving her that first opportunity to shine.  “She has a light of her own, big and bright,” he replied.  “I was fortunate to be close to her.  I bet she will be nominated several times in her life.  You will see.”

Hard to argue.  But this is that delicate time where you cross your fingers and hope she and her representation make all the right moves.  I really don’t want to see Jennifer Lawrence glossed over as eye-candy in a comic book love interest role, okay?  No matter what the payday might be.  So, fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, the actress is hitting the interview circuit, getting a great feature in USA Today, which will do wonders exposing her to a large national audience.  Anthony Breznican sat down to discuss the vast differences between Lawrence and Ree Dolly, her character in the film.

There are a lot of comparisons to “Frozen River” floating around.  That film, of course, landed nominations for Best Actress and Best Screenplay.  Can Roadside Attractions manifest a similar destiny for “Winter’s Bone?” We’ll see how the platform release is handled first, but this is an opportunity.  They need to be first on the block with guild screeners (much like Sony Classics’ approach with “River” in 2008).  And as long as Lawrence keeps the charm on, I imagine she’ll be in good position to capitalize on all the critical momentum the film is enjoying.

More as it unfolds…




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  • 1 6-09-2010 at 2:03 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Oh dear, I think we both used the phrase “real deal” in our most recent posts about Lawrence. But she totally is.

    I’m not budging from that Oscar prediction I made in February.

  • 2 6-09-2010 at 2:31 pm

    AdamL said...

    Come on Kris, recently all you’re doing is running the same pieces that Jeff is on HE but a couple of days late!

  • 3 6-09-2010 at 2:36 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Whatchoo talkin’ bout?

  • 4 6-09-2010 at 2:37 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    After a quick look at HE, still confused.

    In the last week (which has seen minimal activity from me), I’ve featured a look/listen at/to the Last Airbender score (that I don’t think you’ll find elsewhere), a combo piece announcing the title switch for Conviction (which is info that went out to any and all) and the Weinstein acquisition of Miral (which links to the original Variety story), an Inception featurette that has admittedly been out there for a while, a dug-up clip of John Legend singing a potential original song contender (that I don’t believe has popped up anywhere else), a post briefly reminding of the Brooks title change (linking to the original Vulture story) and a piece concerning Jennifer Lawrence and linking to a USA Today interview (a few days from her film’s release). The only thing I took from Jeff was the Psihoyos vid and I linked directly and made it clear where I found it.

    Anyway…

  • 5 6-09-2010 at 2:54 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    If you’re talking about the Lawrence video Wells posted yesterday, we kinda posted that last week…

  • 6 6-09-2010 at 9:18 pm

    Aaron G said...

    i haven’t seen the movie (yet), but i saw her featured in an issue of nylon guys a few months ago and my jaw hit the bookstore floor as soon as i saw her. she’s one of the most incredible looking actresses to come down the pike in years and it’s good to hear that she’s talented too.

    and i just read the post on her at hollywood elsewhere . . . ugh. why hasn’t someone stabbed lex g yet? what a piece of garbage that guy is. it makes ashamed that we share Gs in our names.