Monday, October 17, 2011
Actress Jennifer Lawrence. I first encountered Jennifer Lawrence in the not-so-glorious role of Ree in Winter's Bone. In this film she flexed her serious acting muscles, probably better than almost any other actress in 2010. Since then she's skirted the line between superficial and deep roles with emotionally complex characters in otherwise somewhat insignificant films such as The Beaver and X-Men: First Class. (X-Men: First Class could have been significant if it hadn't been preceded by Thor. Thor kind of made it difficult to notice any other superhero film in the summer of 2011.) My hope is that Jennifer Lawrence manages to find time for really interesting roles in smaller films and doesn't get too big for her britches. The odds are against this, especially considering that she's going to star in the next big children's book franchise to hit the big screen, The Hunger Games, but I remain hopeful.