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Watching The Dropout Made Jennifer Lawrence Drop Out of Adam McKay's Elizabeth Holmes Film

"We don't need to redo that. She did it."
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout. (Photos: Everett Collection, Hulu)
    Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout. (Photos: Everett Collection, Hulu)

    Jennifer Lawrence was inspired to drop out of Bad Blood after watching The Dropout

    During a conversation with The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan, the Oscar-winning actress revealed that she had exited Adam McKay's film about Elizabeth Holmes after seeing Amanda Seyfried's performance in Hulu miniseries The Dropout

    "I thought she was terrific," the actress said, according to Buchanan. "I was like, 'Yeah, we don’t need to redo that. She did it.'" Buchanan followed up his tweet by revealing that Lawrence had showed up for drinks wearing Holmes' signature black turtleneck. 

    Seyfried took home the Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie this year for playing disgraced Theranos CEO Holmes. Lawrence was set to play the same role in McKay's Bad Blood, based on John Carreyrou's 2018 book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. The book chronicles the rise and fall of multi-billion dollar healthcare technology Theranos and Holmes's role in defrauding investors and patients. 

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The Dropout, Adam McKay, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lawrence