Had Jennifer Lawrence gone to far? The actress is on her way to being honoured at the Oscars but has her skit on Saturday Night Live put her nomination in jeopardy?
American actress Jennifer Lawrence has been enjoying a rather successful couple of years, coming to a head this month when she won a Golden Globe for her work in David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. She stars alongside Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles and Robert De Niro, in an adaptation of the romance comedy novel by Matthew Quick. She plays a girl with awkward social skills and took to the role so well that it landed with the Globe.
It seems that acting with some of Hollywood’s greatest has taught her a thing or two about comedy timing, something that the scriptwriters down at SNL clearly picked up on… including her cheeky little swipe at Meryl Streep.
When she was drafted in to present the iconic American television show, SNL, a program that usually involves the guest host in the script writing process, it would seem that they had hoped to channel her comedy timing into her opening monologue. The speech danced its way through the up and coming Academy Awards and those that she has been pitched against, poking fun at the other nominees. The monologue was in the correct context but it would appear that it hasn’t had the desired effect, seeing that her odds on winning an Oscar have slipped slightly since her time on SNL. Instead of winning over the popular vote, her appearance has left some people wondering if whether they should be voting for her or not.
One thing that many of the columns have pointed out is the fact the monologue was not all of her own work and also commented on the fact that she didn’t appear entirely comfortable when delivering it. But, it was all done in jest and, so, Jennifer can be forgiven.
She seemed relatively comfortable in the promos that she shot alongside Jason Sudeikis but viewers and Academy Award voters were harder to win over than thought. Maybe she still needs to earn her stripes before she can run amok and ‘trash talk’ her fellow nominees in the future.
So, will this have affected her chances at getting her hands on that Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’? Well, all will be revealed on 24 February.
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