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Jennifer Lawrence almost bagged 'The Hateful Eight' role

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he was seriously in a mood to cast Jennifer Lawrence as the female lead in his upcoming film "The Hateful Eight".

Tarantino, 52, was initially interested in casting the "Hunger Games" star for the part of Daisy Domergue and even met her prior to filming to discuss the possibility, reported Variety.

"I'm a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan. I can see her doing a good job with this role, so we went to talk about it and everything.

She was just doing me a courtesy to see me, I think. She was doing 'Joy.' She had to do all this publicity on the 'Hunger Games' movies. There was just no way in the world that she was available," he said.

However, the director is "glad" with 53-year-old Jennifer Jason Leigh playing the role.

"Having said that, I'm glad I didn't cast somebody that young. I think I absolutely positively made the right choice, as far as the ages of the characters," he said.

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First Published: Sat, December 26 2015. 07:48 IST