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Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone used to be separated by Stone's red hair, but these days they are both two blondes of a similar age vying for big roles in Hollywood. However, the two actresses apparently started competing for gigs long before the days that Emma Stone stopped being a redhead. In fact, Lawrence recently revealed the two competed for a role that eventually went to Emma Stone, and became one of her biggest roles to date. In a recent profile of Hollywood actresses, Lawrence revealed she went for the Easy A role, and the exchange the two actresses had was priceless. Check it out.
Lawrence: I auditioned for Easy A. I wanted it so bad.
Stone: Well, guess what? (Laughter.) You didn't get it. You didn't get it because you suck!
In a different context, those words from Emma Stone might seem harsh, but she's definitely kidding around when Jennifer Lawrence admits she really, really wanted the role in Easy A, which came out back in 2010. Although Jennifer Lawrence gets her choice of gigs these days, it's easy to see why she might admit to THR that she really wanted the Easy A job. Not only was that movie a huge comedy based around a female lead, it also came out the same year that Jennifer Lawrence got her big break on the silver screen with the indie flick Winter's Bone. Prior to that, she'd notably been on The Bill Engvall Show, but Easy A would have been a huge break. In fact, it's not the first time Lawrence has revealed she auditioned for a big project she didn't get.
Luckily, it didn't take long for Jennifer Lawrence to become well-known like Emma Stone. In 2011, she starred in X-Men: First Class and by 2012 she was starring as Katniss Everdeen in the popular Hunger Games movies. She also won an Oscar for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013 following a nod for Winter's Bone.
As for Emma Stone, Easy A was a pretty big win. The movie made nearly $75 million on a reported $8 million budget. Although Stone had had big roles in Zombieland and Superbad prior, Easy A helped to propel her forward as a leading lady, and led to gigs in The Help, Birdman and, of course, last year's La La Land, which gave Stone her first Oscar win.
Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence are close in age, and it's likely they will continue to compete for gigs in the future. The good news? If you are going to compete, you might as well compete with the best. You can currently catch Jennifer Lawrence in mother! and Emma Stone can be seen in Battle for the Sexes. Here's what else is still heading into theaters in 2017.