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'Causeway' star Jennifer Lawrence learns 'Yellowstone' creator Taylor Sheridan refused to teach her acting

During a recent conversation at a panel, Lawrence got to know that the man who refunded her acting classes money was none other than Taylor Sheridan
Jennifer Lawrence attending TIFF and Taylor Sheridan attending an event (Amy Sussman/Getty Images and Presley Ann/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attending TIFF and Taylor Sheridan attending an event (Amy Sussman/Getty Images and Presley Ann/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Lawrence is one of the greatest actors of this generation and she has the credentials to prove that. The actor took the world by storm with her impeccable performance in ‘Winter’s Bone’ and since then, she has been a part of some of the finest projects that have come out of Hollywood in recent years. However, things weren’t as good as they are now for the Oscar-winning actor and she was once told to ‘quit acting’ by someone who is running the biggest show on Television right now.

While promoting her latest movie ‘Causeway’ in Los Angeles, the 32-year-old superstar got to know about an unexpected link between her and ‘Yellowstone’ creator Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan surpassed all expectations with his western drama ‘Yellowstone’ and is considered to be one of the most-bankable creators on Television now. The series, which began in 2018, has received universal acclaim from critics as well as audiences. However, before he became a successful TV creator, Sheridan was an acting teacher who had Lawrence as one of his students and he apparently returned the money to the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ star because he believed that he couldn’t teach her anything.


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Jennifer Lawrence attends the
Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Causeway" European premiere during the 66th BFI London Film Festival, at the BFI Southbank on October 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)

During a panel at Deadline’s Contenders Film, Lawrence reacted to the news that Sheridan had recalled refunding her money when he used to be an acting teacher. The actor noted that she remembers going to see someone who told her mother to never put her (Lawrence) into an acting class, but she never realized that the person was none other than the creator of ‘Yellowstone’.

“What? I remember going to see someone and him telling my mom, ‘Here’s your money back. Just don’t put her in any acting lessons whatever you do.' Was that Taylor Sheridan? I gotta tell my Mom,” Lawrence said during the panel.

Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Yellowstone" at Paramount Studios on June 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

To be honest, Sheridan was not wrong in giving Lawrence her money back because she already had everything she needed. The ‘Joy’ star has become one of the most sought-after actors in the industry over the last decade. Lawrence received his first-ever Academy Award nomination in 2010 for her performance in ‘Winter’s Bone’ and went on to play the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise. 2012 turned out to be a massive year for Lawrence as she gave a career-defining performance in David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and won the Best Actress accolade at the Academy Awards.

Since then, she has given extraordinary performances in projects such as ‘American Hustle’, ‘Serena’, ‘Mother!’, ‘Red Sparrow’, ‘Don’t Look Up’, and most recently, ‘Causeway’.

A still from the movie 'Causeway' (A24/Apple TV+)
A still from the movie 'Causeway' (A24/Apple TV+)

On the other hand, Sheridan is currently riding high on the success of shows like ‘Yellowstone’, ‘1883’, and ‘Mayor of Kingstown’. ‘Yellowstone’ is currently the biggest show on television and even left behind HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ in viewership. The premiere of Season 5 was watched by more than 12 million viewers on Paramount and other platforms, making it the biggest show of 2022 in terms of viewership.

Both personalities have come a long way in their respective careers and have done some really exceptional work. It would be interesting to see if Sheridan tries bringing Lawrence to the world of Television and making her a part of the ‘Yellowstone’ universe. We are keeping our fingers crossed.