It turns out that a successful screen career isn’t guaranteed to translate to the stage.
Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed that a career on Broadway just wasn’t an option for her, thanks to her “horrible stage fright”.
The 32-year-old actress has already had a stellar career on the big screen, winning the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actress in the romantic comedy-drama “Silver Linings Playbook” in which she starred alongside Bradley Cooper.
She was also nominated in the same category for the film “Winter’s Bone” in 2011, “American Hustle” in 2014 and “Joy” in 2015.
But when asked if she had ever considered performing in front of paying audiences, Lawrence told fans not to hold their breath.
“I really think it would be terrible,” she told BBC Radio 4’s “Front Row.” “I’m not in touch with my voice. I’m scared, I have horrible stage fright. So I couldn’t even use my voice.
The mother-of-one compared performing in a theater to “taking 10,000” from a movie, saying, “The more I repeat something, the more upset I get. I’d be like, ‘Oh let’s just try something new. ‘ »
It comes as Lawrence recently admitted to making bad project decisions throughout his career, one of which was starring in the 2016 sci-fi film, ‘Passengers’.
Alongside Chris Pratt, Lawrence quickly found the film to be nothing short of a domestic box office bomb, racking up countless negative reviews and scoring a dismal 30% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“I was like, ‘Oh no, you’re here because I’m here, and I’m here because you’re here. Wait, who decided this was a good movie?'” she said. told the New York Times, before clarifying that “Passengers” made him feel that way.
The actress has revealed the sound advice she ultimately ignored by none other than singer Adele.
“Adele told me not to. She was like, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to it,” Lawrence said, adding, “It was all like a rebound effect. I was reacting rather than acting. I felt more like a celebrity than an actor, cut off from my creativity, my imagination.
Despite this, Lawrence’s career has seen roles in some of the biggest movies of the past decade, including starring roles in “The Hunger Games” franchise and “Don’t Look Up.”
New York Post