Jennifer Lawrence is such a ~movie star~ now that we find it hard to believe that barely a decade ago she was running around Hollywood to audition for acting roles just like everybody else. We already know she auditioned for Emma Stone’s part in Easy A, and in a new interview with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM show, she revealed that she auditioned for both Twilight and Tim Burton’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland. And yet, of all the auditions she attended, the one she was most “devastated” to lose is somewhat unexpected.
Lawrence realized when she saw the movie that she would have struggled with the British accent and admits that actress Mia Wasikowska was “perfect and amazing” for the part of Alice.
It’s not that we’re shocked by this revelation, but we really can’t imagine J.Law starring in that film. Maybe we’re colored by her career trajectory in the last few years, but besides The Hunger Games, Lawrence’s roles have been a lot of indies and even more character films — Alice in Wonderland would have been quite the departure, at least at that point in her career.
As for Twilight, Lawrence didn’t seem too upset to miss out on the vampire franchise.
We noticed that she didn’t state which part she auditioned for — it could have been the lead (which went to Kristen Stewart), though we could totally see her in the part that Anna Kendrick played as Stewart’s sassy non-vampire friend from high school.
In a fun bit of Hollywood trivia, Lawrence said that she and Emma Stone used to always audition for the same parts, which makes us wonder: Did Stone also audition for Twilight?
“Emma Stone and I actually had this conversation once because we used to always audition for the same thing, which now seems silly because our careers are so different,” Lawrence recalled.
Well, all these would-be roles didn’t seem to upset Lawrence’s career one bit. The rest, they say, is history.