J-Law: America's Sweetheart
Though Catching Fire was dethroned of its number one spot at the box office this past weekend, its leading lady still wears the crown.
The Fans Have Spoken
In a recent poll, we asked our followers:
If you were asked to name a young Hollywood star today whose name attached to a project alone has the ability of commanding large audiences to see a film, who comes to mind?
Opinion: Who is a young Hollywood star today whose name attached to a film alone has the ability of commanding large audiences? #TellUs!
— Hollywood Branded (@Hollywood_PR) November 26, 2013
And the most common response? Jennifer Lawrence.
Talent, Charm, and Beauty
This year has definitely been one for the books for Hollywood’s hottest young actress, who has currently taken the number one spot on People With Money’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Actress List with $96 million in combined earnings for 2013.
Not only is the actress the powerful leading lady in the mega blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, but her versatility landed her an Oscar win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Many predict following her highly acclaimed performance in American Hustle that she could have a second coming soon – dependent of course on the politics of the Academy. That would mean two Oscar wins by the age of 23.
And it goes well beyond her talent. From candid interviews, to tripping on her way to the Academy Awards stage to accept her Best Actress-win – with every move she makes, her fan base grows.
She is extremely likeable by all types of audiences, which is one of the reasons why the Hunger Games franchise has been doing so phenomenally (so far, the second installment of the franchise has grossed $673M globally). Women love her because of her realness – the fact that she seems to be well-grounded despite her overwhelming success.
Her ability to laugh at herself and not just accept, but embrace, her “imperfections” is endearing. She is not the typical Hollywood Barbie Doll. She is confident, she is self-aware. She is funny and relatable (have you searched her online memes lately?). And for the same reasons she is admired by women, she appears sexy to men.
The Perfect Celebrity Endorser
With all that being said, it will be no surprise when corporations begin to engage her as their celebrity endorser – after all, she’s America’s current sweetheart.
Her first major deal was with big time fashion house Dior in late 2012. Though she has not done any major deals since, we are interested in seeing who will succeed in inking a deal with one of the most influential, versatile and widely-appealing young stars today. Such a massive and active fan following like Lawrence's is also crucial for a perfect endorsement.
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