Quentin Tarantino nearly cast Jennifer Lawrence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but ‘something didn’t work’

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Quentin Tarantino nearly cast Jennifer Lawrence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but ‘something didn’t work’
Jennifer Lawrence and Quentin Tarantino (ind)
Jennifer Lawrence and Quentin Tarantino (ind)

Quentin Tarantino has revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was nearly cast as Charles Manson cult member Squeaky Fromme in his 2019 movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

During an interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Tarantino said: “Early on, in the pre-production of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, I flirted around with the idea of – and [by the way], I couldn’t be happier with what Dakota Fanning did, it’s one of the best performances in the movie. She’s amazing as Squeaky Fromme. She becomes her. But early on, I investigated the idea of Jennifer Lawrence playing Squeaky.”

He explained that Lawrence came to his house to read the script cause he “wasn’t letting it out”.

Tarantino continued: “So she read it, and afterward, we talked about it a little bit. She was interested in doing it, but something didn’t work out. But she’s a very nice person, and I respect her as an actress.”

In the end, Dakota Fanning played the part of Squeaky. It might have been one of Lawrence’s last chances to star in a Tarantino movie, after he recently said he is planning on retiring after his next film, which has not yet been announced.

For a long time, the director has claimed he will retire after his 10th film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was his ninth, and his other iconic films include Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

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