Jennifer Lawrence’s Hometown Friends and Family Ready for Oscars
Louisville newspaper the Courier-Journal went looking for family, friends, and former teachers of Jennifer Lawrence to ask what their plans are for supporting Jennifer for tomorrow’s Academy Awards ceremony. Former classmate and #1 fan Andy Strunk (in video above) is confident she’ll take home the prize.
Andy Strunk has been deliberating for weeks about what special outfit he will wear when tuning in to the Academy Awards Sunday night, hoping to see his friend, Jennifer Lawrence, win in the Best Actress category.
“He’s going to wear his tux. He wants to dress up … because Jennifer is going to be dressed up and he wants to celebrate,” said Andy’s mother, Pollyanna Strunk. “He’ll have his shirt on and his tie and all that … just like he was there.”
Andy Strunk, who is 23 and has Down syndrome, says he is the “Silver Linings Playbook” star’s No. 1 fan, and his bedroom decor attests to that. It’s packed with movie posters, magazine pictures and personal photos of his former Kammerer Middle School classmate and Indian Hills neighbor. His favorite is of a pre-fame Lawrence and himself sitting by the pool in the backyard of the east Louisville home where she grew up.
Among the others cheering on the hometown actress Sunday night will be Lawrence’s aunt, Cindy Miller, who is throwing an Oscars viewing party at her eastern Louisville home — and has a special game planned.
“I’ve got my blown-up picture of Jen on the wall, and I’ve printed off my Oscars and we’re going to play ‘Pin the Oscar on Jen.’ So if she doesn’t win, I’ll just text her a picture of her holding an Oscar,” Miller said, laughing.
When they show the copy of Malibu that Jennifer sent to Andy, I was just like, “Awww!” What are your plans for watching the Oscars tomorrow? I plan on sulking until I find a good online stream, since the program airs delayed here in Hawaii. But on a brighter note, the nonstop rains are supposed to clear up just in time for the cast to return for reshoots next week!