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.Murray Close/©Lionsgate/Courtesy Everett Collection