Jennifer Lawrence is only 25 years old, but that’s sometimes easy to forget when watching her on screen. Save for Katniss Everdeen, the young adult heroine of “The Hunger Games” series, Lawrence has repeatedly portrayed characters who are older and more established than she is in real life — namely, in the three David O. Russell-directed films she’s starred in.
A new video from Funny or Die targets that age disparity with a spoof trailer for Lawrence’s “oldest character yet.” As the vid points out, JLaw plays a 40-year-old mother of three in the new movie “Joy.” Before that, at age 23, she played a mother of a 5-year-old and the wife of 39-year-old Christian Bale in “American Hustle.” And before THAT, she was a 21-year-old widow and the girlfriend of 38-year-old Bradley Cooper in 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook.”
In the fake new movie dreamt up by Funny or Die, Lawrence plays “an 89-year-old woman who looks like she’s 16.” Donald Sutherland (aka President Snow from “The Hunger Games”) is imagined as her boyfriend, while Robert DeNiro plays her great-grandson. In short, she’s a “really really old lady who still looks totally young and hot.”
Yes, this one’s obviously a fake flick, but weirdly enough, it may not actually be that far-fetched from Russell’s imagination. Lawrence told The Guardian in an interview in December, “David is making something right now and the plan, so far, is for me to play Bob De Niro’s mother. I think that the more people give him crap about me being too young for his parts, he’s like, ‘Oh yeah, watch this’ – so we’ll see.”