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You Probably Didn't Know Series: Jennifer Lawrence

By Chen Shun  /  15 May 2020 (Friday)

Join us as we uncover little unknown facts about our favourite celebrities! You might know your favourite celebrity’s birthday or the shows they starred. But on this ‘You Probably Didn't Know Series’, we delve more in-depth as we get to know them on a personal level. First up on our list is, our shape-shifting Mystique and our one-and-only Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence. 

Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of middle school.

In an interview with ’60 minutes’, the actress revealed that she dropped out of middle school and moved to New York when she was 14 as she wanted to pursue her dream — acting.

Jennifer Lawrence moved to New York with her brother.

As parents, you obviously will be worried if your 14-year-old daughter wants to go to a different city to pursue her dreams, right? As a form of security, they sent Lawrence’s, at that time, 19-year-old brother Blaine to accompany her. But guess what? The moment their parents left, Blaine told Lawrence this: 

"I remember when my parents left the really crappy hotel we were staying in, they shut the door and my brother turns to me and goes, 'We're gonna die.’"

Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood nicknames were “Nitro” and “Plays with Fire”.

One of Lawrence’s childhood nickname that was given by her brother was “Nitro” — short for “nitroglycerin”. Reason?  Because she was too hyper. The nickname has followed her even till adult life, and I guess fans can see why from her hilarious antics.

“Plays with Fire” was a nickname Lawrence didn’t understand until she was older. Her mother said that she thought “we thought we were finished having kids”. Suddenly having one more child can be a surprise, and we can see why she was called “Plays with Fire”.

Jennifer Lawrence LOVES reality TV, especially “Real Housewives” and “Vanderpump Rules”.

The actress is a huge fan of reality and has recalled that "Real Housewives", "Vanderpump Rules," and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" are some of her favourite programs. 

During an interview segment on Ellen, Lawrence revealed that if she could only watch one reality show for the rest of her life, it would be "Vanderpump Rules.” Fans, catch that show now!

Jennifer Lawrence is neighbours with Zoe Saldana and Cameron Diaz.

The actress revealed that she and Cameron Diaz have gone on hikes together and that Zoe Saldana will pop by to borrow cooking ingredient if she lacks any. Lawrence further describes her “neighbourhood is like a village”.

Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in the “Twilight” sage.

Believe it or not, Jennifer Lawrence once auditioned for the role of Bella Swan but lost to Kristen Stewart. Can you imagine how hot Jennifer Lawrence would be if she acted as a vampire?!

Jennifer Lawrence was the first girl born on her father's side of the family in 50 years.

Jennifer Lawrence is famous for her funny, easygoing and fierce personality. Now we know where it came from! As the only girl in the family, she used to hang out with boys when she was young and unknowing becomes a tough lady.

Jennifer Lawrence has a drunk alter ego named Gail.

The actress says that she is usually more cautious when drinking, but if she intakes rum, she becomes another person!
"It's a very specific drunk, too, it's not just like every time I'm drunk I turn into this — I don't always turn into this masculine alter ego who jumps into shark-ridden waters just to make my friends laugh,”
-Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is VERY athletic.

While in school, the actress was part of the softball, field hockey and cheerleading. She even played in a basketball boys’ team! In addition to sports, Lawrence is also proficient in horse-riding as her family owned a horse farm!

Jennifer Lawrence once “modelled” for Abercrombie & Fitch.

During the photoshoot for Abercrombie & Fitch, the actress was supposed to be playing football with other kids but took it a little too far. 
"All the other girls are looking cute, modelling while playing football. And my face is bright red, my nostrils are flared, and I'm mid-leap, about to tackle this girl, like, 'Rahhrrr!' I'm not even looking at the camera." 
Jennifer Lawrence

What happened in the end? NONE of her pictures was used.

Did you learn something new about Jennifer Lawrence? Do let us know which celebrity you want us to feature on 'You Probably Didn't Know Series' next!
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