Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most sought-after actresses in today’s time and why wouldn’t she be? She has time and again proven just how capable she is of pulling off any and all roles offered to her. You might find it interesting to know that a huge filmmaker is part of the Jennifer Lawrence fan club!
Quentin Tarantino talked about just how much of a fan he is of the Passengers actress and even wanted her to be a part of one of a couple of his films. His 2015 Oscar-winning movie, The Hateful Eight saw Jennifer Jason Leigh play the role of Daisy Domergue. However, there was a point in time when Quentin Tarantino had his sight set on Jennifer Lawrence for the part. While things didn’t go his way, he couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.
Quentin Tarantino Wanted Jennifer Lawrence in The Hateful Eight
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Quentin Tarantino talked about his love for Jennifer Lawrence as an actress and how he approached her to the role of Daisy in The Hateful Eight. The director clarified that he didn’t think Lawrence would be willing to the film owing to her busy schedule. However, she was kind enough to entertain his wish!
“I’m a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan…And I can see her doing a good job with this role, so we went to talk about it and everything. She was just doing me a courtesy to see me, I think. She was doing Joy. She had to do all this publicity on the Hunger Games movies. There was just no f**king way in the world that she was available.”
Tarantino then went and gave the role to Jennifer Jason Leigh and he sure is proud of that decision.
“Having said that, I’m glad I didn’t cast somebody that young. I think I absolutely positively made the right choice, as far as the ages of the characters.”
The Hateful Eight wasn’t the only film Tarantino wanted Lawrence to be in. The two met for Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood at the director’s house where she was given the script to read. Tarantino told the WTF podcast that while Lawrence was “interested in doing it,” something or the other didn’t work out.
Jennifer Jason Leigh Talks about Working with Quentin Tarantino
Talking to The Guardian, Leigh couldn’t stop singing praises for the renowned filmmaker. She stated that getting The Hateful Eight was “beyond surreal.” Coming to the topic of the film’s director, Leigh went on to say that Tarantino wasn’t like others as he didn’t look at an actor’s recent work and rather his entire “body of work.”
“A lot of times, this town, or this business, really only looks at your last three projects. Quentin is the exception to that. He looks at your whole body of work…When he looks at you, he doesn’t see just what you did the last two years.”
Leigh continued praising the director and stated that he reminded her what she was like as an actress. It sure looks like Lawrence passed up a hell of an opportunity to star in a Tarantino film and live Leigh’s experience firsthand!
The Hateful Eight is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: Entertainment Weekly