Jennifer Lawrence's director has high praise for the Hunger Games actress, saying she might be the next great actress.
"I said to her that she can be as good as she wants to be. In my mind, she can be this generation's Meryl Streep. I seriously think she's that good. She's an incredible actress," said Mark Tonderai, who worked with the 22-year-old star in the horror flick, House at the End of the Street. "I knew she was special. And I knew it when we auditioned her. It was probably the last audition that she's ever done."
Tonderai is obviously drawing attention to his movie by making this statement about the Hunger Games star. Somehow, he lucked into snagging Jennifer Lawrence, right before she came the biggest star on the globe, and he's doing what he can to promote the film.
It's unfair to measure the ability of the Hunger Games star to anyone, especially the great Meryl Streep. Sure, she physically resembles Street somewhat, and is unquestionably very talentedÂ—but, when a young actor or actress is compared to an all-time great, it always turns out to be the kiss of death. Why can't she just be Jennifer Lawrence, and be judged on her own merits?