Jennifer Lawrence is a world-class performer who has achieved the level of recognition and appreciation that few actors could dream of. At 33, she has already been nominated for three Academy Awards for her films Winter’s Bone, American HustleAnd Joywhile winning the Oscar for best actress at just 22 years old for Silver Linings Gamebook. She is a director actress and is extremely dedicated and enthusiastic about her work. She is also a very versatile actress who has portrayed a compelling range of characters throughout her career and has received numerous accolades and praise from critics and audiences.
No strong emotions is one of Lawrence’s most unique films as she hasn’t directed a true R-rated comedy during her career. It is also an exciting opportunity and challenge for her to showcase her acting skills and further expand her acting range. She was chosen against a 21 year old Andrew Barth Feldman in a plot that has Lawrence’s character trying to woo Feldman’s character on behalf of his parents’ request. Lawrence initially had some concerns about his co-actor before filming began.
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Jennifer Lawrence worried her 21-year-old co-star would bore her
Jennifer Lawrence has been cast in the R-rated comedy No strong emotions opposite Andrew Barth Feldman. Feldman is comparatively younger than Lawrence at 21 while she is 33. Therefore, Lawrence was initially worried about dealing with an inexperienced and childish co-star. When asked what she thought of Feldman, she told People:
“Authentic, sparkling and above all not boring. I was very worried that my young co-star would bore me all day, every day. And immediately, I shut up and I was like, okay, this is not a boring person.
Feldman also complimented Lawrence’s generosity while expressing gratitude for making it normal for him on set. He also praised her for making him feel comfortable and at ease during some of the film’s awkward scenes.
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No strong emotions Do not tolerate the idea of sexual grooming
When will the first Jennifer Lawrence trailer be released? No strong emotions was released, many people criticized the premise that a 30-year-old woman was trying to seduce a 19-year-old boy. The film was criticized for condoning sexual grooming. Speaking about this controversy and the misinterpretation that people had made of the film, Andrew Barth Feldman told The Independent:
“I think we all felt like it was a controversial premise. But the movie never condones the things that Jennifer’s character does or my character’s parents do. It’s a movie about flawed people and it’s a cringeworthy comedy. You’re supposed to grind your teeth! You are meant to sit with these uncomfortable feelings.
Feldman’s comments become evident when one watches the film and realizes that the film is a heartwarming story of friendship disguised as an as*x comedy. The film also satirizes helicopter parenting and the idea that men must be outgoing and attractive to appear cool and relevant in today’s society.
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Sources: People, The Independent