“The one thing that really killed me”: Jennifer Lawrence Was ‘Devastated’ She Lost $1.3B Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway Franchise

Jennifer Lawrence Was 'Devastated' She Lost $1.3B Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway Franchise
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Rising to fame through struggle and dedication, Jennifer Lawrence can now pick and choose whatever project she likes. However, it wasn’t always the same for the 33-year-old actress. Evidently, even the Academy Award winner experienced her fair share of acting disappointment in Hollywood, during her initial years. 

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Jennifer Lawrence

In a recent interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, Jennifer Lawrence opened up about the rejections she faced in Hollywood. Revealing, how she missed out on a part in the 2010 movie, Alice in Wonderland, featuring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, Lawrence called it the most discouraging moment in her career. 

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Jennifer Lawrence Auditioned For Twilight 

Jennifer Lawrence might be one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the world, but even she faced major rejection that shaped her career for the better. Famously known for her role in The Hunger Games, the actress initially auditioned for a role in the super popular Twilight series. However, the 33-year-old was immediately rejected and never received a callback. 

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Lawrence recalled auditioning for Twilight

I auditioned for Twilight. They turned me down immediately. I didn’t even get a callback, but my life would have been totally different.” 

Being unaware of the reason for which she was rejected from Twilight, the actress explained, “I didn’t really know what it was”. Lawrence further discussed the experience of auditions, stating, “when you audition when you’re a run-of-the-mill actor”. She further added, “we’re all auditioning for all sorts of things – you just get like five pages and they’re like, ‘Act, monkey!’” 

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Jennifer Lawrence was immediately rejected from Twilight auditions

Although the actress regretted losing the part in the infamous franchise, another rejection disappointed her more than Twilight. Evidently, the actress auditioned for Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway’s $1.3B franchise, Alice in Wonderland. However, the Oscar winner lost the role in the 2010 live-action remake. 


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Jennifer Lawrence Lost A $1.3B Opportunity 

Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t too disappointed when she didn’t end up in Twilight. Instead, the actress felt truly lost, after getting rejected from Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway‘s $1.3B franchise, Alice in Wonderland. The 33-year-old recalled the incident by stating how devastated she was upon losing the lead role in the 2010 movie. 

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Jennifer Lawrence was heartbroken after a lost opportunity

The one thing that really killed me, like the only time that I’ve been truly devastated by losing an audition because most of the time you’re like, ‘Aw, wasn’t meant to be, move on, what can you do?’, was at Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland” 

Recalling the moment of sheer disappointment in herself, Lawrence stated, “That one devastated me”. Revealing how desperately she sought the lead role in Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway’s franchise, the 33-year-old mentioned feeling really low in her career. However, the actress further shared her honest appreciation for Mia Wasikowska, who led the movie. 

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Lawrence lost Alice in Wonderland to Mia Wasikowska

“[Mia Wasikowska] was perfect and amazing and I couldn’t have had a British accent” Jennifer Lawrence mentioned. She further moved on with her career after she landed her lead role in the infamous adaptation – The Hunger Games film series. “I knew it was going to be a life-changer, I knew,” the actress mentioned. And evidently so, the $2.9B franchise turned out to be a career changer for the actress. 

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Source: Howard Stern’s SiriusXM


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