Fresh-faced Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence pictured before she was famous
09:04 GMT, 28 March 2012
She has seen her star rise very quickly thanks to the release of the hotly anticipated Hunger Games.
But Jennifer Lawrence’s acting coaches still remember her as an enthusiastic young girl hoping to make it big in Hollywood.
The 21-year-old strarlet can be seen as a fresh faced youngster during a showcase at her acting school in 2005.
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Who's that girl: Pictures of a young Jennifer Lawrence at her acting school aged 14 have been released
Fresh faced: Jennifer has quickly adapted to a glamorous Hollywood style since landing the lead role in The Hunger Games
Lead role: Jennifer stars as Katnoss Everdeen in the newly released Hunger Games
The starlet would have been 14 years old at the time.
images show Lawrence portraying the role of Shakespeare’s Desdomona as a
peer brushes her golden hair during the Othello scene, which was part
of a production at the Walden theatre.
acting coach at the theatre class, Charlie Sexton, spoke of the
teenager’s desire to move to New York to pursue her career, even at a
Talented: Jennifer's former acting coaches have opened up about her natural abilities
He said: ‘She was inquisitive, eager, and attentive in class. I remember she did a scene from Othello and she picked it up very quickly. She learned really quickly. I knew she was going to go places. I didn’t realise it would be so quick but she said, “I’m going to do this.”
‘We didn’t get a lot of 8th graders saying, “I’m going to New York.” I got a sense that she was way more determined than most of the kids her age.’
He also told of Jennifer’s fast-learning abilities and how they would have helped her when it came to filming The Hunger Games.
Hitting the big time: According to her acting coaches Jennifer was always determined to become successful
He said: ‘I’ve seen her
movies. My sense was that she didn’t need a lot of directing, she just
picked up stuff straight away. In interviews she seems very confident.
'Every once in a while, you see that they’ve got that thing that you
want. I remember taking roll and she stood out.
Starting young: Jennifer apparently was keen to move to New York when she was just 14-years-old
Teacher: Jennifer's former acting coach Charlie Sexton
‘[People] know of The Hunger Games before they know of Jennifer and I say that’s a former Walden kid, and a totally mystified look comes over their face.’
Sexton wasn’t the only coach to teach Lawrence and Flo Salant Greenberg has also spoken out about her time with the young star.
Greenberg has taught a string of now famous faces and her alumni includes Kirsten Dunst, Katherine Heigl, Emmy Rossum and Matt Le Blanc.
She said: ‘Jennifer has incredible instincts. As an acting coach, you look for people who have excellent emotional instincts and Jen is one of those rare people who works from her own natural instincts. Consequently, when she came to me, she was brilliantly talented.’
Jet setter: Jennifer was seen arriving in London today
She went on: ‘She’s very rare; you do
not come across young people with that … She was so loaded with good
genuine talent that her own instincts came through beautifully. I’m
hoping that she lets that alone and just works on her own, which I
assume she’s doing. She’s doing a brilliant job.
believes her former client has a bright future in acting and described
Lawrence as ‘lovely’, ‘versatile’, and ‘sensitive’.
She added: ‘She was wonderful. I think that she’s going to do extremely well.’