Is Jennifer Lawrence the New Emma Thompson? (PHOTOS)
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Is Jennifer Lawrence the New Emma Thompson? (PHOTOS)

There’s no disputing that Jennifer Lawrence is America’s Sweetheart, and much of that is thanks to her willingness to have a laugh at her own expense. Well, that and some pretty serious talent. But the Oscars 2014 Best Supporting Actress nominee isn’t the first actress to have a little slapsticky fun on her way to accepting all of the awards — she’s got a little inspiration in Saving Mr. Banks’s Emma Thompson. Heck, she’s even got her hair now!

Now bare with us a moment here. We know these two couldn’t sound more different in theory: Emma is a 54-year-old British thespian with roles in Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually under her belt; and J.Law is a 23-year-old American who rocketed to fame in the Hunger Games franchise. But there’s really something to be said for this connection!

On a purely surface level, Jen is totally channeling the veteran actress with her voluminous blonde pixie cut that was on display at tonight’s Academy Awards. Sure, you might call it “mom hair,” but if anyone could pull that look off, it’s Jennifer Lawrence.

But beyond that, it’s their general auras that make us put these two together. At the 2014 Golden Globes, Emma hilariously came out to present an award with her shoes in one hand and her martini in the other. Ha! Just another example of how she and J.Law — who pranked pal Taylor Swift on the red carpet that same night — are on the same page. Who says you can’t be a serious actress, while not taking yourself too seriously?

Do you think J.Law is channeling Emma Thompson? Tell us in the comments below!

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

03.2.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Samantha Lear
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