The snub, while in hindsight is surely horrifying now to most people who overlooked her back then, is not at all that surprising. As Vulture points out, Lawrence was only 16 at the time of her audition, and very few television stars play their actual age on teen dramas. This was also 2007 Jennifer Lawrence, whose biggest acting credit to that point was Lauren Pearson on The Bill Engvall Show. Suffice to say, there were few in Hollywood who could’ve predicted that same girl would score an Oscar for her performance in a film five years later.



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