A year of Joy and Hunger for Tinseltown queen Lawrence

DOPPELGANGER: Lawrence (right), bears a resemblance to Zellweger in biopic Joy. Lawrence also stars in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, due in November.


    Aug 27, 2015

    A year of Joy and Hunger for Tinseltown queen Lawrence

    HOLLYWOOD'S highest-paid actress for this year, Jennifer Lawrence, is starting to look a lot like actress Renee Zellweger, especially in some of the scenes in her upcoming film, Joy.

    Well, at least the Zellweger that we knew and loved from her Bridget Jones' Diary days, not the one who surprised everyone with a brand-new face late last year.

    Lawrence, 25, was recently named by Forbes as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having earned US$52 million (S$73 million) in the last 12 months, mostly from work on movies like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Serena.

    She also has an ongoing endorsement deal with Dior; fans will be delighted to see her looking all sexy and sultry in the luxury beauty brand's latest lipstick advertisement.

    This year, Lawrence has two movies to her name, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, set for release in November, and Joy, which will open on Christmas in the United States.

    Joy is the actress' third collaboration with director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) and her fourth with actor Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Serena).

    In the biopic, Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, a struggling mother of three who invented the Miracle Mop and eventually built a business empire.

    The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd and Dascha Polanco.


    Joy is slated to open in Singapore on Jan 21.