By Shaunna Murphy
It’s official: after she’s had her fill kicking bad guy butt in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence is picking up a mop.
Lawrence appeared on “Live With Kelly and Michael” on Friday (May 23) to discuss her usual fare — like sneaking Slim Jims into the Oscars, and peeing — but she also let out a pretty huge reveal. The rumor that the 23-year-old megastar would reunite with her “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell for a biopic about the creator of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, has been swirling around since January, and Lawrence finally confirmed it at Kelly Ripa’s behest.
“[Russell] recently texted me at I think 4 in the morning, and he was like, ’I think I want to make a movie about the woman who invented the [Miracle] Mop. You want to do it?’ I was like, ’Yeah,'” Lawrence said. “I can just imagine David looking at somebody mopping and being like, ’Yeah, that’s my next screenplay.'”
Actually, a lot more thought probably went into it, as Mangano is not your everyday mopper. The Long Island native and single mother of three made millions from her self-wringing Miracle Mop, and later went on to invent Huggable Hangers — the best-selling product in HSN history, and a true pinnacle of human achievement. We’re impressed.
What do you think of Lawrence’s next role? Is she the right woman for the jobg? Check out this fun video of J-Law and Kelly playing “Name That Jen,” and let us know your thoughts in the comments!