Álainn or Appallin’: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has crept up on us over the past three or so years. She’s one of those actresses with a familiar face you’ll probably spend a whole day trying to remember where you notice her from. She has popped up in Monk, Cold Case and Medium, embedding herself in to our subconscious.
Since being discovered at the age of 14 in New York City, she has continued to climb the Hollywood ladder. She made her first real impression when she starred in Winter’s Bone, a film where Lawrence played a girl trying to track down her drug-dealing dad while struggling to keep her family from falling apart. The film received four Oscar nominations and some major love for its leading lady.
What people will most like recognise her from is X-Men:First Class where she played the mostly-naked, blue skinned, flame haired Mystique. She completely owned the film, even stealing the attention away from James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender with her brilliant acting. Honestly it was the acting, not the mostly-nakedness.
Now Jennifer Lawrence can be seen in the latest book-to-film adaption to take the world by storm since the success of Twilight - The Hunger Games. She plays the feisty and gorgeous Katniss Everdeen from District 12 who has to fight for her life in the 74th annual Hunger Games, where she must face 23 other contestants and kill or be killed.
May the odds be ever in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor.