FROM ANX­IOUS KID…TO $ 120M MOVIE STAR! A NEW SCREAM QUEEN

The Os­car-win­ning ac­tress has shown she can han­dle ac­tion, com­edy and artsy fare

Life & Style Weekly - - The Making Of A Megastar -

She’s just 27 but has been nom­i­nated for an Os­car four times, win­ning once, and has starred in two of the big­gest fran­chises in re­cent his­tory, The Hunger Games and X-men. For two years run­ning, Jen­nifer Lawrence, who’s worth $120 mil­lion, was the high­est-paid ac­tress in the world. Not bad for an awk­ward kid who was dis­cov­ered by a ta­lent scout on the streets of NYC as a teen and de­cided to move to LA to pur­sue an act­ing ca­reer. “I just kind of had this blind, stupid drive that re­ally only a 14-year-old could have, of just know­ing that it was go­ing to hap­pen,” she says. “I just wanted to do it so badly.” But even J-law is amazed at her overnight suc­cess. “It still makes me a lit­tle emo­tional, just to see how quickly ev­ery­thing kind of changes, that it changes so fast,” she says.

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