“I didn’t even wanna work”: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals a Craigslist Ad Made Her Come Out of Self-Exile To Star in Raunchy R-Rated Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals a Craigslist Ad Made Her Come Out of Self-Exile To Star in Raunchy R-Rated Comedy
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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most sought-after actresses in the Hollywood industry. She quickly rose to fame with a role in the X-Men series. She was also widely recognized for her remarkable performance in The Hunger Games. The actress is known for doing films in various genres like sci-fi, action, comedy, and more. However, the actress surprised her fans when she recently worked on a R-rated film.

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Jennifer Lawrence in No Hard Feelings

Lawrence opened up on the reason for taking up a raunchy film and coming out from her long self-imposed break from movies.

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Jennifer Lawrence on taking up a role in No Hard Feelings

No Hard Feelings is a 2023 s*x comedy film, directed by Gene Stupnitsky and produced by Jennifer Lawrence. It is taken from a screenplay by Stupnitsky and John Phillips. Lawrence plays the role of a 32-year-old taxi driver who answers an ad to date a 19-year-old shy guy named, Percy. The star cast includes Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Benanti, Natalie Morales, and Matthew Broderick.

Jennifer Lawrence in "No Hard Feelings"
Jennifer Lawrence in “No Hard Feelings”

Talking about her reason for taking up a film when she was on a break from acting, the actress shared during her appearance on First We Feast. Lawrence shared,

“I’ve known the writer and director, Gene Stupnitsky for years. He’s a long-time friend and he showed me this Craigslist ad that the movie is based on. And we were just dying laughing about the ad and the idea of parents actually doing this. Four years ago I got the script and it was the funniest thing I’ve ever read, so we were like let’s go. And I didn’t even want to work I wasn’t going to work for a long time and I just wanted to make it as soon as possible.”

Jennifer Lawrence’s comedy and dramatic chops in the film were appreciated by the audience.


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Gene Stupnitsky wrote the film No Hard Feelings for Jennifer Lawrence

The film No Hard Feelings is a thorough comedy, and the first scene sets the tone. In the scene, Maddie attempts to seduce the socially awkward teenager, however, it goes horribly wrong because Percy mistakes her moves as a kidnapping attempt. He pepper sprays her in his defense. The director, Gene Stupnitsky, shared that she wrote the role specifically for Jennifer Lawrence.

Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman in a still from No Hard Feelings
Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman in a still from No Hard Feelings

Sharing about the reason for casting Lawrence, she shared with AP News,


“The reason I wrote this movie for her is that I knew how funny she was, and I wanted everyone else to know. People know she’s funny but want her in a comedy. I thought, ‘Yes. I know how to do this. I know how to write her voice.’ I told her, ‘I really want you to experience the feeling of sitting in a theater with hundreds of people laughing.’ She’s had many experiences in film but hasn’t quite had this one.”

No Hard Feelings has grossed $87 million worldwide. 

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Source- First We Feast and AP News


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