Jennifer Lawrence wants to be Bridget Jones, “to bathe in a pool full of pasta”

As expected, Jennifer Lawrence is a very hot commodity following the record-breaking opening weekend of The Hunger Games. So it comes as no surprise to learn that many of her words will be twisted especially in relation to future casting rumors. This prospective rumor stems from JLaw’s chat with Interview Germany (the one with the smooshed-boob cover shot, where JLaw gushes about how much she loves Bridget Jones’s Diary and would in fact love to be Bridget Jones.

But wait a second, Jennifer’s not really saying that she wants to be in the next Bridget Jones movie — and she’s really too young at this point to carry on the storyline of a late 30s singleton caught between a cad and a very hard Colin Firth. Yet I can see this statement being turned into a JLaw/Renee Zellweger bitchfight (because part three is a go and shall surely result in inevitable disaster) even though Jennifer has essentially made a harmless, gushing statement. JLaw also talks about wanting to take a bath in a tub of pasta when she gets her first huge paycheck. Is she contemplating angel hair? Maybe tortellini would provide more of a comfy cushion:

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed her desire to play Bridget Jones – the ditsy thirty something woman character portrayed by Renee Zellweger in the hugely popular movies. Lawrence’s Hollywood stock has skyrocketed after her latest movie The Hunger Games grossed a reported $155 million at the box-office last weekend.

Speaking to the German issue of Interview magazine, Lawrence, 21, said she would love to play the famous British singleton, saying, “I have always wanted to play Bridget Jones.That’s the movie I put on when I am homesick, although England is not my home. When you’re feeling ‘bleh’ and you want a movie that you’re never bored of watching, Bridget Jones is that for me so it’s natural to say that I want to be Bridget Jones.” However, the actress said she would “never” want to replace Renee Zellweger, who has reportedly signed on for a third movie in the franchise, tentatively titled Bridget Jones’s Baby. The movie, also starring Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, is being penned by award-winning author David Nicholls, though a release date is yet to be confirmed.

The three Hunger Games movies are likely to make Lawrence one of the most popular young actresses in Hollywood, and potentially one of the richest. However, when pushed on what she’ll do with her expanding bank balance, Lawrence said, “When I get my first real cheque, I want to bathe in a pool full of pasta.”

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Jennifer’s playing it safe by merely acknowledging how much she loves the first Bridget Jones movie (notice that she doesn’t mention the second one) and how it’s mainly a source of nostagia and comfort to her. She’s also saying that she’d never try to steal the role from Renee Zellweger, who’d probably shank her at the mere thought because (sadly) Renee doesn’t have much else going on at this point.

Still, the seed has been planted even though JLaw really hasn’t said anything wrong here. In fact, I am now envisioning a “Carrie Diaries”-styled prequel to the Bridget Jones series materializing in front of some greedy studio exec’s eyes as we speak. Try and tell me that Jennifer doesn’t look more than a little like a young Renee in these photos of her ducking through Heathrow airport on 3/27. You know Hollywood won’t be able to resist a prequel especially if someone like JLaw is interested.

Jennifer is also currently in the midst of adjusting to a virtually overnight state of massive fame, but the Chicago Sun-Times reports that she’s trying to resist the notion of hiring constant security:

Even as Jennifer Lawrence is telling everyone she won’t be overwhelmed by the intense fame she’ll gain from starring in the Hunger Games phenomenon, she has reluctantly agreed to the whole new team of bodyguards assigned to protect her from paparazzi and crazed fans.

A friend of Lawrence — a big politico close to the Obamas — told me the superstar-in-the-making doesn’t want protection 24/7, only at public events. “Hearing Jennifer lay down the ground rules for just how intrusive the bodyguards can or cannot get,” the source said, “reminds me of Michelle Obama and her comments about the Secret Service, back in 2008!”

[From Chicago Sun-Times]

I like that Jennifer is still behaving like she’s not a big deal, but she might have no choice but to hire a full-time bodyguard in the near future. Here she is trying to pick up coffee at Whole Foods in Santa Monica on 3/23 where she needed help from store security just to get out the door again.

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  1. marlee says:

    A pool full of pasta. Love it.

  2. layla says:

    I find this girl so very ordinary..

  3. Little Darling says:

    I love this girl, plain and simple.

    I am always amazed at how gorgeous she is when she isn’t smiling…I mean, it’s insane. Her lips are to DIE for, and she’s completely smoldering when she is simply standing there, mouth shut, looking ahead.

    Then she smiles, and she is all sorts of cute!! Her lips smile in a shape that screams, I am cute! And then little bottom dimples accent that. It’s a gift she has to be a complete door next girl type who people can relate to, and then a vamped vixen in the next moment.

    Additionally, she was amazing in the Hunger Games just like she was in Winter’s Bone. On top of her beauty, she can convey so much unspoken dialogue in a glance or a face gesture.

    She’s got a full house of cards all right. I am sure she will be very successful in a variety of roles in the future.


  4. Lauren says:

    I love JL. She is intelligent, healthy, rational & understated. I like that she does not seek attention, or call the Paps when she goes shopping. JL is a pure actress, appreciates the opportunities presented to her, and gives her all to every performance..No skeezy men, no drugs, no drama, no destruction.

  5. brin says:

    She does look like Renee at first glance!
    I like her and I hope the tabs don’t make a big deal out of this.

  6. Talie says:

    Well, it has to be hard for her…she seems way more down to earth (and less aloof) than someone like Kristen Stewart, so the idea of bodyguards has to be a pain in the ass.

  7. INeedANap says:

    That outfit she is wearing in the airport is super chic! I knew it, this girl is totes more comfortable in pants and jackets than couture dresses. Someone send her Evan Rachel Wood’s stylist!

  8. LAK says:

    oh, i adore her entire dashing through Heathrow outfit :)

    on another note, why is David Nicolls writing it? urgh!!! talk about feel bad chick lit writer!

  9. Insertrandomname says:

    I think shes too attractive to play Bridget Jones – no offence Renee Zelwegger. But she is really awesome though. Maybe she can pull it off. Who knows?

  10. lucy2 says:

    I like her, she seems down to earth and was very good in Winter’s Bone. But sorry “JLaw” makes me think Jude Law. I was like ‘a Jude Law/Renee bitchfest? Huh?’

    If she didn’t get a real check for signing onto Hunger Games, she needs better agents! Hopefully she’s getting some back end profit, the movie’s done over $200 mil in less than a week.

  11. Rux says:

    See Winter’s Bone and you will see the HYPE is well-deserved.

  12. iseepinkelefant says:

    Bridget Jones is a comfort movie to me too. I never grow tired of watching it (though it is getting a bit dated).

    I don’t think this chick could pull it off. Although she does have the tubby tubby two by fours face (and no I don’t get the hype).

  13. LittleDeadGirl says:

    You have to see her acting. She is really talented and carried a difficult role in Winter’s Bone quiet well.

  14. Katija says:

    JLaw looks like a young Bridget Jones?

    In Zellwegger’s dreams…