There’s been a similar trend in the past few roles for Jennifer Lawrence. Have you noticed? They’re all older women. Despite being 25, Lawrence was the casting choice for the roles of older women in the films Joy, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook.
A new video from Funny or Die targets that age disparity with a spoof trailer for Lawrence’s “oldest character yet.” As the vid points out, JLaw plays a 40-year-old mother of three in the new movie Joy. Before that, at age 23, she played a mother of a 5-year-old and the wife of 39-year-old Christian Bale in American Hustle. And before THAT, she was a 21-year-old widow and the girlfriend of 38-year-old Bradley Cooper in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook.
In the new Funny or Die faux film, Lawrence will play “an 89-year-old woman who looks like she’s 16.” Donald Sutherland (aka President Snow from “The Hunger Games”) is imagined as her boyfriend, while Robert DeNiro plays her great-grandson. In short, she’s a “really really old lady who still looks totally young and hot.”