Jennifer Lawrence is a name in Hollywood that’s been hard to not know in recent years. The star of Hunger Games fame took the film world by storm, seemingly overnight.
Her less traditional approach to fame, including giving very personal interviews and liberally interacting with fans has garnered plenty of social media and tabloid attention over recent years, but her performances and talent have earned her incredible success as well as numerous awards. With the media, she’s not been afraid to discuss very personal issues, from politics and social issues to romance and heartbreak.
As someone who was discovered in her teens by producers, she’s not been afraid to discuss crushes she had, which has created some awkwardness as she now rubs elbows with many of those stars who she used to watch on the big screen growing up.
Jennifer Lawrence’s big break
Lawrence was born in 1990 just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Her parents were farmers, and she had a fairly normal childhood.
According to Biography.com, she participated in cheerleading, softball, and field hockey, and had hoped to one day be a doctor. That would all change vacationing with her family in New York for spring break in 2004. A talent scout spotted her on the street and snapped her picture, and the next day called asking her to come in for an interview.
Though her parents were dubious about the situation, they supported their daughter and soon she was CESD talent agency and working on various small advertising parts and modeling roles that summer. The agency would later convince her to move to LA to audition for several TV roles.
The small parts Lawrence got would eventually lead to a larger role on The Bill Engvall Show on TBS in 2007. This led her to film, and after several minor roles, her big break came in 2011 when her role as Mystique in X-Men: First Class and in 2012 her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games would make her a household name all across the world.
Lawrence’s personal life
Lawrence has not been shy about discussing her personal life over the years. She’s discussed having crushes on numerous stars, even once telling Seth Meyers in 2015 in an interview that she wished he’d have asked her out on Saturday Night Live years before. Though the (now married) Meyers squirmed a bit at this awkward comment, talking about crushes and flings is a pretty typical interview for Lawrence.
She once went over everything she was looking for in a man in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2014. In the interview, she discusses what she’s looking for in a partner after her breakup with Nicholas Hoult, and went into quite a few specifics. When the topic drifted to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lawrence said of its star and Seinfeld creator Larry David: “I’m in love with him, and I have been for a very long time.”
She continued: “I worship Woody Allen, but I don’t feel it below the belt the way I do for Larry David.”
While the media lapped up this hilariously unexpected quip (David being 43 years her senior), Lawrence wasn’t done and asserted in a Glamour interview in 2016: “I gave Larry David my number, and he never called. Which makes him even more attractive. I love that he didn’t call me. It makes him so much hotter.”
Though Lawrence is now a married woman, having married art gallerist Cooke Maroney in 2019, fans have to wonder if her new husband ever pokes some fun at this crush, or how Maroney feels kicking back on the couch with Lawrence and watching Curb Your Enthusiasm these days.
Who is Larry David?
Larry David is a very prolific writer and comedian born in 1947 in New York. After starting as a standup comic, he was hired as a cast member and writer for Fridays in 1980, and then for Saturday Night Live in 1984.
Though he was a writer for two years on Saturday Night Live he would later tell Vanity Fair that he only ever had one of his sketches on the show. In 1989, Larry David teamed up with comedian Jerry Seinfeld for a new project that would become one of the most legendary names in TV history- Seinfeld.
He would write 62 of the episodes on the famous show about nothing, and syndication deals have made him a very wealthy man. In 1999, he would create and star in the show Curb Your Enthusiasm, playing himself. He continues to work on this project today.
David married Ashley Underwood in 2020, having divorced his first wife Laurie David in 2007.
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