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Strong lead roles not important: Jennifer Lawrence

By Tom Ough

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has said playing strong female leads is not important to her and she would be happy to play "a vulnerable mess".

Speaking at the premiere of her new film, Joy, the American Hustle star added: "It's not important to me [to play strong female leads].

"I'm completely willing to play a vulnerable mess."

The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, with Lawrence shortlisted for the best actress prize.

There has also been speculation she could be in line for a second Oscar, but Lawrence appeared to have her hopes in check. She said: "It should be Brie Larson's year."

Larson's star turn in Room has put her among the front-runners. But she faces competition from Lawrence in her role as Joy Mangano, whose real-life story is told in the film.

Mangano was a struggling single mum when she invented the Miracle Mop, which became hugely popular in the US, and she went on to build a business empire.

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