Academy award-winning actress and star of the mega-hit Hunger Games franchise Jennifer Lawrence has recently moved into a new home in Los Angeles, CA and the residence reportedly used to be talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ old house. Lawrence stated that the home also belonged to Jessica Simpson and joked in a recent interview that her since her new home had belonged to so many celebrities already, she called it “the neighborhood whore”.
The star apparently bought the sizable five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom house for $8.2 million back in October. The home is set in a private community in Beverly Hills and it is said that fellow celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban live within the community as well. Other notable neighbors of Lawrence’s now include Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. The Silver Linings Playbook actress bought the french-style home from Syndey Holland, the girlfriend of CBS executive chairman Sumner Redstone. Holland reportedly bought the property from Simpson only one year ago.
At the Los Angeles premiere of her new film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Lawrence spoke with Extra TV show host Mario Lopez about her new home as well. The actress continued to tell Lopez about her new home, stating that she is in the middle of furnishing it and is a bit overwhelmed by the process at the moment. The star stated that she has filled some of it with IKEA furniture and made a statement earlier this month about how she refuses to pay for designer furniture, as she is appalled at the prices. She states that even though she has the money to spare, she does not believe in paying for more than what something is worth.
The remark about her home being “the neighborhood whore” was initially told to Lopez, where she also continued to tell of a girl that apparently came up to Lawrence and said that she grew up in that house. Jokingly the actress said to Lopez that she told the kid to “beat it” because everyone had lived in that house. The two shared a moment’s laughter as it is likely the actress simply made the story up for comedic effect.
Lawrence has proven to remain in the forefront of the Hollywood limelight ever since her breakout role in the first Hunger Games film in early 2012. The actress has garnered three Oscar nominations at only 24 years old, winning one of them. In 2011 she was nominated for best leading actress for her role in the dark independent film Winter’s Bone, nominated again and won best leading actress in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook and was nominated yet again in 2014 for her vivacious role in David O. Russell’s American Hustle. The actress has proven to shatter box office records with the Hunger Games franchise and is planning to produce in addition to acting in future projects.
Jennifer Lawrence now has her very own home, the old house of Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Simpson, so it seems the star is planning to be in Hollywood for a while. Photos of the actress’s new home can be viewed under the Variety link in the sources section below.
By Cody Collier