10 Reasons Fans Love Jennifer Lawrence

  
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As soon as Jennifer Lawrence made the acquaintance of movie-going audiences, she was fast and furiously a fan favorite. Whether she’s playing the kick-butt Katniss in The Hunger Games or the beautifully blue Mystique in the latest X-Men movies, visiting little kids in the hospital or tumbling up the stairs at the Oscars, everything the actress does is inevitably endearing. There’s just something about Jennifer Lawrence that makes everyone fall in love with her immediately. In fact, there are plenty of somethings. Here are 10 reasons fans love Jennifer Lawrence.

10. Kick-Butt Katniss

Unless you’ve been living under a Hollywood-sheltered rock for the last few years, you’re aware that Jennifer Lawrence won the hearts of fans around the world when she battled as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Based on the popular book series of the same name, Jennifer portrayed the character perfectly with just as much fierceness and strength lined with compassion and intelligence. Despite being perfect for the role, it took Jennifer Lawrence a full three days to accept after being offered the part. Worried about the size of the movie and her role in it as well as the effect on her overall career made her hesitate, but in the end she took the job and embarked on grueling training – including archery, rock and tree climbing, and of course, combat – in order to prepare herself for the challenge. It all paid off in box-office sales (a cool $691+ million for the first film in the series) and international adoration for the lead star.

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Murray Close/©Lionsgate/Courtesy Everett Collection

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9. Mind-Blowing Mystique

Fans can’t get enough of Jennifer Lawrence, even if she’s a blue, shape-shifting, villainous mutant. When she joined the X-Men cast for 2011’s First Class, she took on the role of Xavier’s sister-type and Magneto romancer Mystique. Only a handful of women, and that definitely includes Jennifer Lawrence, could pull off the look and still come across as totally appealing. The film’s character struggled with her place in the world, but audiences had no struggle at all accepting her as one of the awesome X-Men cast and couldn’t wait for more of her in the following film, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Alan Markfield/TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved/courtesy Everett Collection

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