Donald Sutherland Compares Jennifer Lawrence To Jesus Christ

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Jennifer Lawrence Jesus Christ

By Daniel Gates

Jennifer Lawrence Jesus Christ

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Donald Sutherland has high praise for Jennifer Lawrence. Like, really high praise. In fact, her Hunger Games: Mockingjay co-star compares Lawrence to Jesus Christ. “When I worked with her, I realized the child was a genius,” Sutherland tells E! “She’s the right person at the right time in the sense of Joan of Arc or Jesus Christ, any genius, in that sense.”

Wow. We never would have thought to put Lawrence in the same sentence with Joan of Arc and Jesus Christ. But then again, Jesus Christ didn’t get three Oscar nominations before his 24th birthday.

Sutherland says of Lawrence, “She has the ability as an actor to tell the truth out of the material and that truth is immediately recognizable with everybody because it hits you in your heart, your solar plexus and your mind. And she has the genius of person to be not affected by all of this. She’s just a real girl.”

While Lawrence may not have reached quite the same historical significance as Joan of Arc and Jesus Christ, she’s definitely a “real girl.” In a recent interview, the actress talked about her love for Cool Ranch Doritos and the “Real Housewives” franchise. Her enthusiasm for both might border on religious. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens this week.

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