Jennifer Lawrence Reveals the Movie Role She Really Wishes She’d Gotten – and It’s Not ‘Twilight’

“That one devastated me,” Lawrence tells Howard Stern

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It turns out, there’s one role Jennifer Lawrence didn’t get that she was devastated over — and it wasn’t “Twilight.”

“The one thing that really killed me, the only time I’ve only ever been truly devastated by losing an audition… was at Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Lawrence said on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday. “That one devastated me.”

The part went to Mia Wasikowska, and Lawrence admitted that “she was perfect and amazing” for the role — and Lawrence also said that she couldn’t have faked a British accent anyway.

It’s been widely known that Lawrence auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in “Twilight,” which obviously ended up going to Kristen Stewart. And Lawrence said at the time of her audition when she was just 17 years old, she didn’t know the movie was going to be such a hit phenomenon.

“I didn’t really know what it was,” Lawrence told Stern. “You just get like five pages, and they’re like, ‘act, monkey!’ When it came out, I was like, ‘hot damn!’”

Of course, Lawrence got her own hit franchise with “The Hunger Games,” which grossed over $1.4 billion at the domestic box office.

“I knew it was going to be a life-changer, I knew, and then, the other fear was only being known for that character,” Lawrence said.

Of course, that didn’t prove to be the case: Lawrence has starred in other major hit films, like the “X-Men” films, “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and her upcoming film, “Red Sparrow.”

Listen to the interview below.