The Hunger Games star beat out Hollywood's elite for the role! Can you imagine Silver Linings Playbook without Jennifer Lawrence?
Neither can we, but it's no surprise practically all of Hollywood wanted her role. Oscar winner Angelina Jolie was even in the running!
"Quite frankly, (Lawrence's audition) was like a formality. I didn't think she was really a contender," director David O'Russell said at TheWrap screening series. "We had three very serious contenders. We had a lot of major actresses in town interested in the role, from Angelina Jolie to some other big stars, because it's a dimensional role for a young woman. Jennifer we frankly thought was too young."
In fact, David says he wrote the part thinking of two totally different!
"I wrote it with Vince [Vaughn] and Zooey [Deschanel] in mind, because I love Vince's cadences," David said. "And then Mark Wahlberg, who I love and made three movies with, there was a moment where he was going to do it. That didn't work out... and it was out of my hands... I originally wrote it for other people."
Could you have imagined Angelina in Jennifer's role? Tell us in the comments!