Jennifer Lawrence almost landed the female lead in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”
Tarantino was initially interested in casting the actress for the part of Daisy Domergue and even met with her prior to filming to discuss the possibility of her joining the film.
“I’m a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan,” Tarantino, who selected the majority of the “Hateful Eight” cast before writing the script, told Entertainment Weekly. The director said he admires the bond between the actress and filmmaker David O. Russell and stated that their relationship closely resembles that of actress Bette Davis and director William Wyler.
“I can see her doing a good job with this role, so we went to talk about it and everything,” Tarantino said of potentially casting Lawrence, 25. “She was just doing me a courtesy to see me, I think. She was doing ‘Joy.’ She had to do all this publicity on the ‘Hunger Games’ movies.