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Jennifer Lawrence's First Film Director Knew She Was a Star

Jennifer Lawrence's First Film Director Knew She Was a Star

Jennifer Lawrence lets her long hair down while stopping by a friend’s house for a visit on Sunday afternoon (June 21) in Malibu, Calif.

The director from the 24-year-old actress’ first-ever feature film, 2008′s The Poker House, recently opened up about her talent.

“When we were doing A League of Their Own, [Robert] De Niro, who was good friends with Penny [Marshall, the director] was doing This Boy’s Life,’” Lori Petty told MTV. “And he goes, ‘You got to see this kid.’ So we go over to the editing room, and it was Leonardo [DiCaprio], and I was like, ‘That motherf-cker. That – Oh my god.’ So I felt like that when I saw Jennifer‘s tape. I just knew she was a movie star.”

Lori continued, “I’m so happy for her and her success.”

Also pictured below: Jen meets with family for a Father’s Day celebration at The Sunset Tower in Beverly Hills later that evening.

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  • Sparkling Peach

    Love her, she looks beautiful!

  • Blah!

    Her long HAIR? Extensions…

  • jon snow

    yes but they still long hair , and what’s the difference she looks beautiful .

  • one for

    On her way back home to the house she shares with Chris Martin in Malibu. Along with that big bag fulled with her stuff.

  • FerCat

    She looks super cute and doughy in that film. Like a sweet blond marshmallow.

  • Courtney

    She doesn’t share a home with him. Visits him there, yes, but she has her own place. Chris isn’t even there, he’s in London.

  • jean

    That is Chris Martins father and mother Jennifer Lawrence is meeting :0

  • Guest

    Please don’t spread lies. They are not. Look it up.

  • jean

    You look it up they look identical, are you not one of those conspiracy theory nut jobs (so go away)!!!

  • Guest

    Haha! I’m not. How nice of you to jump to conclusions. This is Chris Martin’s dad.
    https://twitter.com/Coldplayevery/status/612659477456781312

    And this is his mom.
    http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r614/LdySpace/12522637_tumblr_m1yfu68wkk1rog78ko1_1280.jpg

    Looks nothing like them.
    Now, you go away LOL.

  • jean

    Those pics are 5-6 years ago lovey she has longer hair now and he is thinner in the face its them nut job.

  • Guest

    No need for name calling. You understand that you can have a civilized conversation with people who have different opinions. Showing your maturity. Again, nothing like them. Anyway, don’t have any more time for you.

  • jean

    GOOD GO AWAY

  • MeMe

    Why would Martin’s Father meet up with Lawrence’s family in LA when Martin and his kids are in London over Father’s Day? That makes no sense. It doesn’t look like the kids have been in England for awhile, I’m sure grandpa would rather see his grandkids than meet with Lawrence’s mother. Let’s be real…

  • Barbara

    She looks so beautiful! I can’t wait to see her at Comic Con

  • Courtney

    Dear, what exactly was in that coffee you drank today? Chris’ parents are divorced and I’m sure if she met his parents, he would be with her to introduce them to her. Those are someone else’s parents.

  • TC_94

    She is amazing!

  • MeMe
  • MeMe
  • Hit

    Yeaaaaaaa, long time coming!!!! It will be interesting to see what happens next.

  • Guest

    There are commenters on that article (the US one, not the Heat World one) who are calling BS on it and saying that it’s a Paltrow PR move. Same goes for the JJ article about it.

  • MeMe

    This is an interesting tidbit in a v small source. http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/coldplay_s_chris_martin_back_in_north_london_as_first_guitar_sells_for_20_000_1_4134445

    Sounds legit considering what we’ve been seeing lately. Martin seems to setting up his home base in London like he said he would when he and Paltrow split up

  • MeMe

    Smoke in mirrors. This thing is over. Martin seems to be getting settled in London as a home base of sorts. He’ll probably still touch base with LA but I suspect he feels at home in London. The kids grew up there too.

  • Me

    Who, Cian and Davinia? Have you read their posts?! There’s also a helluva lot more people on the US article who are saying “HURRAH” and “I never believed they were dating anyway”. In saying that, I am holding back until I see a few more “legit” sources printing it. I have never thought that US, or any of those type of tabloids, publishes the “complete truth” but they do publish what they are told. I struggle to see US making up this story on a whim because they were bored waiting for 4th of July weekend to start. They wouldn’t risk severing ties with reps and celebrities since they have a good reputation as far as tabloids go. Tabloids are all garbage but this is US not CDL so I don’t think they would risk things unless they had some sort of go-ahead.

  • Guest

    Well, we should be getting more official sources soon. After all, this story is bound to spread like wildfire.

  • Me

    I thought they would’ve been on it before now. Perhaps the perfect timing of this announcement is working and Bennifer are stealing the limelight. People, E and TMZ better get a move on though, I’m bored waiting.

  • MeMe

    Well what better timing than when Martin is in India. He’s there right now. Looks like this was planned to coincide with him being 5000 away from western media. Makes sense to me.

  • MeMe

    Eonline posted a story about Martin and Lawrence not being a couple yesterday. Sure it wasn’t this exact story but they said they weren’t a couple. E has already weighed in on this. They’ll probably wait a bit to jump the US story bandwagon.

  • MeMe

    Ok

  • Name

    When a non-tabloid paper (which looks like maybe a hometown one) reports something like this, it’s believable. They aren’t concerned with reporting Hollywood gossip, especially something like the “showmance”.

    We’ve heard/read/seen Martin around that area and London for awhile. It would make sense they’d hear of and report on his actions locally.

  • Me

    Do you not mean ET? E! last posted about Jen on the 29th and that was just about her clothes. US, People and E! have been in this together for a year and shared all the stories so it’s weird to me that two of them are silent now.

  • Me

    And exactly a year to the day of the CP gig plus right after another huge break-up story that is dominating the tabloids. Today was no coincidence.

  • Name

    They said they were “reportedly no longer dating”, but also put a link to a story about the “showmance” ending the first time in Oct. So it looks like they were hedging their bets in case they had jumped the gun.

  • Name

    Don’t forget it’s also the same day as “Hunger Games” exhibition opens in NYC.

    The first “showmance” go round ended right before “Mockingjay” press/premiere, now the second go round ends the day this opens up and a week before the cast is supposed to be at Comic-Con.

    Coincidence? I think not. Lionsgate is pulling out all the stops already to promote “Mockingjay 2″. They may have told Lawrence’s PR to end the “showmance” now, just like it ended in Oct. before “Mockingjay” press/premieres started. They weren’t about to have Lawrence’s *love life* be the proverbial “elephant in the room” for the next 4+ months of promoting the movie.

    And this also happens the day after the “Rogue Cut” of “X-Men” was released, which includes a steamy scene between Lawrence and Hoult that tabs and people are talking about. It’s not a coincidence that Hoult’s name is now being floated as a “showmance” ender.

    The interesting thing about it is-this director’s cut of the movie, including this scene, has been talked about for weeks online. So why has it taken this long for it to finally be released? If it had been released sooner, it wouldn’t have generated that much interest among the non-”X-Men” public. But it was released now, right as the “showmance” ends and stories are out that Lawrence/Hoult might be together again.

    I have a feeling Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox were told by Lawernce’s PR they were ending the “showmance” (if they weren’t told by Lionsgate to end it). So the two studios got together with PR to end it at a time that would benefit them. With the “showmance” ending now, Lionsgate gets rid of an annoying distraction to their “Mockingjay 2″ promotions, and Fox gets a boost to theirs by having a Lawrence/Hoult “reconnection” when the “Rogue Cut” is released and right before before Comic-con.

  • Me

    Yeah, but that story came from ET (Entertainment Tonight), not E! online. That was my point as I’m still holding out for E!. E! are who broke two major stories relating to this drama so I find it very odd that they are silent about this.

  • Name

    I forgot to say it was ET, not E!

  • Guest

    Hey, has anyone read the Crushable article about this from Jill O’Rourke? She’s approaching this again with the same level of sarcasm that she always has.

  • Name

    I’ve read it. Priceless!

  • Guest

    I just wonder if remlisa will chime in on this. Though, she did mention that she was going to spend a couple days relaxing and exploring London after having some fun at Glastonbury.

  • Guest

    And Lawrence will be in Paris soon for Paris Fashion Week, before she has to go to San Diego for San Diego Comic Con (promoting X-Men: Apocalypse and Mockingjay Part 2) as well as tape an episode of Conan, and then more than likely, back to Montreal for more X-Men filming.

  • Name

    Fully prepared to see Lawrence pull a disappearing act after Comic-Con. I think that after all this time off, she’ll finally get down to working on set pretty much non-stop until wrap in mid-Aug.

    She might not even go to Paris next week.

  • Guest

    Hey Name, if you were to make an educated guess, do you think we could potentially see a showmance Round 3? Just asking out of blind curiosity.

  • Guest

    Hey Name, I have a feeling that this isn’t over yet. The reason being is that users like Cian Archer, jean, and others are calling it a PR break-up. What do you think?

  • Denise

    Guest,all these people have serious brain problems,you don’t realize it? They are fanatics/stalker who think CM is God and the rest of the world is just ants. When we called this ‘relationship’ a PR move,they laugh saying ‘Chris is above these things’..now they are saying it’s a PR break up for MJ press. And then,they contradict themselves,before they said ‘is Paltrow PR move’ and now ‘is PR move for MJ press..’ but Paltrow has nothing to do with Mockingjay!
    They are delusional Guest.

  • MeMe

    My bad. I remembered there being an E in the name. Guess it was ET

  • Guest

    The story is still running in many tabs, including UK ones. I’m taking that as a possibly good sign that this is over.

  • MeMe

    During the separation, Martin was running here, there and everywhere to keep inline with the separation agreement and for the kids. There was no way he could put roots down in London until the divorce was final and all the terms were agreed upon. Now we see him in London over an extended period of time. He brought the kids with him and then Paltrow picked them up. Sounds to me that one of the terms was that the kids spend time in England–WHERE THEY GREW UP. So this kind of report makes sense to me.

    The Martin moving in with Lawrence was complete bollocks as we now see since they BROKE UP. I have to laugh at people who have bought everything hook, line and sinker. Last week it was all about Lawrence and Martin moving in together. This week, showmance was “de”launched via EVERY tab imaginable.

    Which one makes more sense? Martin/Lawrence moving in together when its obviously they haven’t been together for weeks and weeks. Or Martin/Lawrence “big break up” now that Martin was conveniently seen walking arm and arm with Minogue and is now in India–or was when this broke?

    Open your eyes people.

  • Guest

    Apparently, the reason that Martin is currently in India is for Global Citizen commitments. There are a lot of Martin fans online who keep saying that Martin and Lawrence will get back together before the end of summer. Any thoughts on this?

  • MeMe

    Not really. I never believed they had a “relationship” anyway. So, do I think they’ll get back together? Shrug, what a joke…

  • Name

    We don’t *need* E!, People, etc. to *confirm* the “break up”. They’ve proven to be just as unreliable as any other tab. Gossip Cop likely won’t weigh in on it, maybe because Lawrence’s and Martin’s reps won’t want to talk to them to confirm/deny it. They’re also not above putting a slant on their stories, or making them ambiguous so that it’s hard to tell if they’re debunking something or not.

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