You know, the main reason we want to see Jennifer Lawrence in The House At The End of the Street is because, well, she’s never really played “completely scared out of her mind” before. Oh sure, Katniss was no doubt terrified as she defended her life in the Hunger Games, and we can’t imagine Ree was totally fear-free as she hunted down her meth dealing dad in Winter’s Bone. But straight horror is a different thing entirely. While before Jennifer had a rich character narrative to draw on, here she is just trying to wash some dishes and watch a movie. You know, be a normal person. She has painfully few options when evil comes a-knocking (Even if said evil does turn out to be just a friend of hers)(A friend who is a jerk. Who sneaks up on people like that? Who?).
So when her horror feature drops September 21, will Lawrence bring some of her characteristic stoic determination to her HATES character? Of course she will! The woman crawls through broken glass like it ain’t no thang in the movie’s trailer! Just get ready for 100% more screaming and flailing in the meantime. Now, would a Jennifer Lawrence character pee her pants? No, you’re right. She’s better than the rest of us, even if she is running away from ghosts.
Look, everyone knows you’re in love with Jennifer Lawrence. It’s not a big deal! You love Jennifer Lawrence so much, when your friends mention how in love you are with the Hunger Games star, you yell, “No, I’m not!” a little too loudly and then things get really awkward for a while as you stare moodily out the window. We get it. We’ve been there. We also found five more reasons for you to love JLaw today, as if you needed them. Consider this list our gift to you and to that secret Jennifer Lawrence scrapbook you have. You know the one:
1) Jennifer’s eyeball-catching Rolling Stone cover: No one else seems to be saying it, so we will: that t-shirt is straight-up see-through, right? We won’t even going into how perfect girl’s hair looks, as you have already discussed it at length in your first and third volume of Jennifer Lawrence sonnets.
2) Jennifer’s positive attitude about casual nudity: “I’d met her a few times, and she was like, ‘You should come over and we’ll hang out.’ So I go over to her apartment, and she opens the door in a towel,” Zoe Kravitz tells RS. “She’s like, ‘Come in, sorry, you’re early, I was about to shower. And she drops her towel and gets in the shower, and starts shaving her legs, totally naked. She was like, ‘Are we here yet? Is this OK?’ And I was like, ‘I guess we’re there!’” You’re there, that’s for sure. Well, you weren’t actually there, of course. Which is for the best, as you definitely would have fainted.
3) Jennifer’s inquisitive nature: “I was on my bus,” her HG costar Woody Harrelson says of his first meeting with the girl on fire (with your passionate love). “And on my bus I have a yoga swing. Jennifer comes on, and she goes, ‘Hi, Woody, I’m J— is that a sex swing?’ Her first sentence to me.” Man, she is like a perverted reporter! Your favorite kind!