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Actress’ Kentucky upbringing lends authenticity to film

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/oscars/article/actresss_kentucky_upbringing_lends_authenticity_to_film_20110218

Jennifer Lawrence, nominated in the best actress category for her searing portrayal of an Ozarks teenager in “Winter’s Bone,” was indispensable to writer-director Debra Granik — and not just for her acting prowess. Lawrence, 20, who was raised in Kentucky, played an important role in helping the New York Jewish director bridge the culture gap to bring the gritty Bible Belt tale to the screen.

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