Jennifer Lawrence Joked Her New Movie Was Based On The Director

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about her new movie where she is set to test her comedy skills and seduce an “un-f***able” 19-year-old.

The actress has joked that it is based on the director, Gene Stupnitsky’s life.

Ever since she rocked onto our screens as leading lady Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games back in 2012, she has been a mainstay of our screens. This is by no means the defining role of her career, though — she went on to win an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, and was nominated twice more for American Hustle and Joy.

Since then she has starred in a whole host of incredible movies, such as Mother, Red Sparrow, Passengers, and her most recent Netflix hit Don’t Look Up.

But recently, it appears Lawrence wants to lean into the comedy genre, and the trailer for her latest R-rated comedy movie No Hard Feelings looks like we’re in for a barrel of laughs. 

J-Law will portray Maddie, who, following a contentious breakup with her boyfriend, is in desperate need of money and a car. 

Without these, and in danger of losing her childhood home, she responds to a peculiar Craigslist post from a couple seeking someone to “date” their reclusive and “unf**kable” 19-year-old son Percy in order to help him open up before he departs for college.

In addition to Lawrence, the movie will also feature a number of other actors, including Natalie Morales (Dead To Me), Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear), Scott MacArthur, and others. Andrew Barth Feldman will play Percy, and Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti will play his parents.

Her co-star Ebon Moss-Bachrach recently opened up about the upcoming film to Awards Radar, saying: “I think Jennifer Lawrence is really goofy in this movie, in a way that she hasn’t been in the past.

“The movie reminds me of some ‘90s comedies I really used to like. I don’t want to misrepresent the movie, but there were elements which reminded me of the Farrelly brothers, or Something About Mary.

“There’s a decent amount of physical comedy, and Jennifer Lawrence is very committed to it. It was a very funny set.”

After learning about the new movie, many fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the trailer.

One excited user wrote: “This actually looks really funny. Haven’t seen a movie made like this in a while actually.”

While another commented: “I hope they didn’t put all the jokes in the trailer cuz Jennifer knows how to deliver a joke.”

However, a third joked: “Let’s hope there is not another actor who’s more talented, been in the business longer and getting paid more. Or the next article will be about her complaining about nothing.”

“This fully had me laughing. I actually can’t believe Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t done a proper comedy until now. I know a lot of her roles have comedic elements but this looks like another level, she’s going to nail it,” another wrote.

And now, Lawrence has spoken out about the film at this year’s CinemaCon, joking that it’s based on director Gene Stupnitsky’s life.

Lawrence, who was joined by Stupnitsky said: “And this is based on your life, right?”

To which he replied:  “No, it’s actually based off a Craigslist ad.”

She added:  “But you were a virgin for, like, a crazy long time. You were 26?”

Sighing, he said: “Jennifer, you’re so hilarious. I wrote this part for you.”

No Hard Feelings comes out on the big screen on 23 June, we can’t wait to watch it!

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