AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are definitely up to something. In a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable, when Stone was asked if she would like to work with Lawrence, the "La La Land" actress answered, "I would love to. I keep trying to convince her." But in return, Lawrence said that the BFFs had discussed a collaborative project. "There is one idea that's floating around, but it's a secret," said "The Hunger Games" star.
Throughout the discussion, the two actresses mentioned that they occasionally competed over the same roles. "We audition for all the same stuff," said Lawrence. "I auditioned for 'Easy A'. I wanted it so bad," she continued. In the end, the role went to Stone, who got well-known because of the film. "You didn't get it. You didn't get it because you suck!" the 29-year-old actress quipped. Lawrence responded to Stone's jest by joking in return, saying, "Outside!"
The Oscar-winning stars frequently text each other to know whether they audition for the same projects. The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress said, "What was funny was [Stone] and I were going over and we were like, 'Oh, I auditioned for that, too.' It wasn't until the next day that I was like, 'Oh my God, I auditioned for 'Easy A',' like, I didn't remember it."
During the Actress Roundtable, the two actresses were joined by Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney of "I, Tonya" and Saoirse Ronan of "Lady Bird". The discussion included issues surrounding Hollywood's abuse of power and lack of income parity. Lawrence shared one of her experiences in which she was called "difficult and a nightmare" after standing up for herself. "I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like, 'You know, we can hear you on the microphone, you've been really unruly.' Which was not true, but basically my job was threatened because the director said something f**ked up to me and I said, 'That's sick, you can't talk to me like that.' "
Chastain, on the other hand, said that there had been problems with wage equality and she would think about the matter before she took a role. "So from now on, if someone has something they're bringing to me, great, let's do my deal. But also, if someone is showing up for three weeks of a two-month film, they're not getting paid more than me," said the redhead beauty.