Jennifer Lawrence is like Joan of Arc or Jesus, says Donald Sutherland


Jennifer Lawrence

We’re nearing the home stretch for the Mockingjay: Part I press tour. Jennifer Lawrence may disappear after the week ends, and we may not see her for a long time. I don’t think she’s going to do awards season either. Perhaps Serena was part of a grand plan to avoid schmoozing at parties.

Jennifer’s done a few last-minute interviews. She sat down with Elizabeth Banks for a “ask the badass” video talk. They bantered back and forth, and Elizabeth said, “You’re a guys’ girl. You basically have a p-nis.” Liz asked JLaw to finish the “I am a badass because…” question. Jennifer responded, “I’ve started downloading whole albums instead of just songs from artists.” I hope she’s not referring to Coldplay. She is, isn’t she?

JLaw’s co-stars have a lot to say about her. In all fairness, journos are asking the questions, and they’re happily printing the responses. One co-star went completely overboard. Donald Sutherland compared Jennifer to Jesus Christ. Oh boy:

Jennifer Lawrence has an Oscar and two Golden Globes.

She’s not only part of the X-Men family, but Guinness World Records recently named the 24-year-old actress the highest-grossing action heroine of all time for her work as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise.

And now we’re thinking the Church of Jennifer Lawrence may be next. Or perhaps she can star in a reboot of Oh, God!?

“When I worked with her, I realized the child was a genius,” Donald Sutherland, who plays President Snow in the Hunger Games movies, told me last night at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (in theaters on Nov. 21). “She’s the right person at the right time in the sense of Joan of Arc or Jesus Christ, any genius, in that sense.

“She has the ability as an actor to tell the truth out of the material and that truth is immediately recognizable with everybody because it hits you in your heart, your solar plexus and your mind,” the legendary actor continued. “And she has the genius of person to be not affected by all of this. She’s just a real girl.”

Julianne Moore, who makes her franchise debut in Mockingjay as District 13′s President Coin, gushed about their leading lady, “She’s delightful. My first impression is she’s really incredibly witty. I love her as an actress.

“I think even more she’s a wonderful human being,” Moore continued. “She’s kind and generous and funny and great to be with.”

[From E! Online]

That’s a very sweet answer from Donald, but it’s also embarrassing. I can practically see JLaw roll her eyes from here. People already think she’s overrated, and now Donald is making the most ridiculous comparison ever. Jennifer doesn’t suffer from Kanye West delusions. Remember, she’s only an actress. She doesn’t think of herself as iconic or Jesus-y.

I wonder what Donald thinks of co-star Lenny Kravitz. Time for a picture.

Donald Sutherland

P.S. Here’s the video with JLaw and Banksy.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Abbott says:

    I believe Donald mixed Jennifers up and he meant Jennifer ANISTON, whose bravery as a cake maker SANS FARDS has inspired a whole generation of women to dream the dreamy dreams and think the thinking thoughts*.

    *For your consideration

    • mimif says:

      Lmao Abbott, I can’t even with you. :D

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Lol, oh that explains everything…

    • SkinnyFatHunnam says:

      How come you can diss Aniston but heaven forbid anyone say anything less than laudatory for Barbie Doll Jolie?

      • Abbott says:

        Is this directed at me or is this a general question? I don’t think I’ve ever got on anyone’s case for saying something less than laudatory about Jolie, so……….

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Wow, your whole life is about Angelina, isn’t it? You don’t even know her, I assume, and yet you’re on a thread that has nothing to do with her, complaining about someone making a joke about someone that isn’t her, either. Do you see what a grip this woman has on your mind? Why do you allow that? She’s a stranger. Yet you’re giving her such power over your life. I don’t get it.

      • Abbott says:

        Ma’am you may have GNaT confused with Keanu but, let me assure you, she is not the one.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not even slightly excited, SkinnyFat. I’m just curious as to why you or anyone else spends your life harping on someone you don’t know. It’s sad to me. Not that I care that much, you understand, it’s your life and your mind and spirit that you’re wasting, but it just seems odd to me. And your response wasn’t exactly enlightening, but then I guess you don’t owe me an explanation. So go forth and spew all you want. Bye.

      • mimif says:

        Oh you dreamy empowering suffragettes, trolls gonna troll. ;)

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Now I see the light. How can I ever thank you, Abbott?

    • minime says:

      ahah best first comment ever.
      I’m one of the persons inspired by the bravery of JA. Already came to work twice without makeup this week. Funny that my coworkers just told me that I must be really stressed since I was looking like shi** Guess no Oscar for me then.

    • starrywonder says:

      Okay you win the internet today.

  2. mimif says:

    Ha! That pic of Donald & Leonard is everything.

  3. Someonestolemyname1 says:

    Damn …….Lenny Kravitz is hot!
    Great photo of Donald and Lenny. Donald is ageing well indeed.

  4. Cici says:

    Lol, I really want to go to that Provence wine trip with JLaw and Elizabeth Banks.

    In regards to album comments, Chris Martin always talks about how he loves albums as a whole and listening to a piece of music for 45 minutes instead of just downloading singles so it might indeed be his influence in work. This interview was recorded back in August (Banks tweeted a picture of it) when he and JLaw were supposedly going out.

  5. NewWester says:

    I completely forgot this post was about Jennifer Lawrence when I saw that photo of Lenny Kravitz. That man is sexy!!!!

  6. AJ says:

    Ok… This is completely ridiculous… I hope he’s either sarcastic or PR people made him say this. I haven’t seen HG, but based on SLP and AH she may be Jesus of overacting at best… Bland girl who was in the right place at the right time. If not her, there would be somebody else.

    • Gillian1 says:

      I just don’t get the idea that J-Law is bland. I can see that she could annoy people by just being too much, but ‘bland’? Don’t see it myself. I have seen Winter’s Bone and the first two HG films, and in neither of them could she possibly be accused of over-acting. In fact, she’s simply brilliant in WB in particular: every emotion downplayed and reined in. And I’m not sure she was just lucky to be there at the right time – Hollywood spends its whole time selling us actors and actresses, over and over again, but she’s connected like few others have done, with the exception of fabulous Emma Stone and Lupita. That, of course, doesn’t mean that she’s the Messiah…

    • Brandii says:

      I dont think the word “bland” means what you think it means.

      • Gillian1 says:

        I’m pretty sure I have a good idea of what ‘bland’ means – according to Google, lacking in ‘strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting’. Do people really think J-Law isn’t very distinctive? In looks terms maybe (by elevated Hollywood standards), but in personality? Don’t see it myself, but happy to be enlightened!

      • Mona says:

        I can tell you how all of her interviews until the rest of her career are going to look like: *I want a pizza*farts*something offensive*where’s my pizza*pissing*doritos*I’m so fat*pizza*farts*I’m a victim*farts*trips in the process. She may be a funny and nice girl privately but she’s sure nothing special or distinctive. And she tries way too hard.

      • Isadora says:

        “She may be a funny and nice girl privately but she’s sure nothing special or distinctive.”

        Well… I think that’s *exactly* what makes her distinctive in Hollywood nowadays. There are so many very sophisticated and earnest young starlets (like for example Emma Watson) and she’s just the funny girl next door. People sometimes like something very un-Hollywood, an actress who doesn’t want to appear very artsy or earnest, but rather like you could have a good time with her when you go for a couple of drinks. She is very approachable that way.

        And yes, I think that her PR team is doing great work, they take what she’s got and make this very approachable persona. As she can also act a lot better than a few other actresses her age and has managed to avoid major scandals, she’s on a good way (until people maybe tire of her).

  7. Marianne says:

    While she might not be at awards shows for Serena, she still might get asked to present. She’s still a huge star who was won past accolades (including last awards season – she did get a golden globe and BAFTA).

  8. Tippy says:

    Jennifer will take you to a higher astral plane.

  9. Annie B says:

    Donald is an old school luvvie, bless him…J-Law looks stunning in that video interview with Elizabeth Banks. I know it’s getting fashionable to roll the eyes at too much J-Lawness, but if she is going to be lying low for the next year I will miss her – awards session is going to be much more boring without her spark. And LOL at the Aniston comment above!

  10. Charlotte says:

    For shiz and giggles I’m going to suggest that heavy concealer makeup is to disguise the fact that she’s got pregnancy swollen face and nose.

  11. Someonestolemyname1 says:

    Elizabeth Banks is so pretty. Elizabeth is the beauty sitting there in the interview not JLAW.
    IMO JLAW is cute, but I don’t see her beautiful. She is a cute young lady but definately not some great beauty some make her out to be.

    • Gillian1 says:

      I agree, J-Law is more cute than beautiful. But her personality gives her considerable sex appeal. Almost every one of my hetero guy friends has a serious crush on her, along with a few of my bi/lesbian girlfriends – which has made for some interesting and unusual conversations.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      JLaw isn’t a great beauty, I agree, but she has a great body and (I think) a winning personality. She could so easily have become a diva, but she’s funny and unspoiled. I like her.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      JLaw looks like Melissa Joan Hart

    • Charlotte says:

      I don’t get why Elizabeth Banks isn’t a bigger deal.

  12. Marie-France says:

    Alzheimer´s

  13. spaniard says:

    If he was being sarcastic it’s OK, if not….better draw a thick veil over this unfortunate comparison.

  14. FingerBinger says:

    Sounds like he’s being tongue in cheek. It sounds like something he’s already said to Jlaw. He’s teasing her.

  15. Sara says:

    good lord. thats a perfect way to make people resent Jennifer. i am aware that actors constantly lie about their co stars, but this is seriously cringeworthy. what does he think this will do? that people will build a church for her? no, there will one Jesus thing going on, people will want to nail her to a cross.

    while i typed this i realized both Jesus and Joan of Arc died painful deaths.

  16. Veronica says:

    I rolled my eyes, but it is mildly charming how entranced he is with her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she does disappear after the press tour, as she’s pretty wise about avoiding overexposure. I imagine it’ll be a relief – if the MJ tour hadn’t been necessary, I’m sure she’d still be perfectly happy hiding out for the rest of the year. It was a pretty shitty one for her.

    The Badass interview was pretty funny. I like that female celebrities are getting more outspoken about the gender gap in Hollywood.

  17. RPG says:

    He’s probably met both of them in person.

  18. kri says:

    Donald Sutherland is drunk as all f8ck, Lenny is hot as hell, and jlaw is…Jlaw. I predict a long vacay from her after this Bluebird crap is done with.

  19. Isadora says:

    Could it be that he meant it very differently? I mean, I’m probably making excuses because I like him… but maybe he just meant that she is at the right time in the right place and has struck a nerve with the audience. The comparisons are sure over the top, but in the end the story of Joan of Arc would be very different if she lived .. let’s say in a trailer park in 20th century Texas. ;) Same goes for Jesus who would probably either have his own TV show nowadays or be in a mental health institution. It’s always about time and place and JLaw might be great now and a (PR) genius because she is what a lot of people in Hollywood want right now. She might have never had a chance in the golden era of classic Hollywood cinema.

    Or probably… I’m reaching…. sorry. ;)

  20. Jules says:

    “People already think she’s overated”…

    The only people who think that way are the small but vocal minority on the internet.

    Otherwise, no, not overrated but one of the best young actresses in Hollywood according to established critics, filmakers, actors, etc.,…