Stop everything — Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for Emma Stone's iconic role in "Easy A”
One of Emma Stone’s breakout roles was as plucky teen Olive Penderghast in the legendary teen sex comedy inspired by The Scarlet Letter, Easy A. We learned that Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the lead role in Easy A and we just can’t wrap our heads around this information. Why? Because it’s…just…weird. This revelation came to light during The Hollywood Reporter‘s famed actress roundtable interview. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence were interviewed along with Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Blige, and Saoirse Ronan.
The women were asked to remember their favorite line of dialogue they’ve ever uttered in any film and Stone said her favorite was a line from Easy A.
“‘Piss off, Quiznos.’ That’s from Easy A. I shove a Quiznos guy and say, ‘Piss off, Quiznos,'” Stone shared with the table.
Janney chimed in with, “That’s awesome. I just watched it last night.”
And that’s when Lawrence dropped the bombshell that she “auditioned for Easy A. I wanted it so bad.”
“Well, guess what?” Stone said laughing. “You didn’t get it. You didn’t get it because you suck!”
Okay, Lawrence didn’t suck, but like, that role was MADE for Stone. Lawrence is such a brilliant actress, but we just can’t imagine her in that role.
Another thing we like about this Easy A revelation is that the girls were like two ships passing in the night, both auditioning for the same roles. It wouldn’t be until 2012-ish when Woody Harrelson (of all people) would introduce the two women. He worked with Stone on Zombieland and with Lawrence in The Hunger Games series and thought the two of them would want to meet.
Luckily, Lawrence definitely bounced back from the Easy A diss and the two of them became fast friends.