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How Jennifer Lawrence Prepared For Joy

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Actors have chosen a lifestyle that requires them to train all day, every day. Like athletes, they know a thing or two about hard work and thrive on JOMO (the joy of missing out) to focus their energy on what matters most. We've partnered with Under Armour to take you behind the scenes and show you all the ways one actress set herself up for success, even if it might have meant missing out.

When it comes to preparing for her movie roles, Jennifer Lawrence doesn't mess around. Before filming the Hunger Games trilogy, she had extensive training in combative techniques, tree climbing, and archery. But it's not just her physical roles that require preparation — Jen had plenty of ground work to do before taking on the role of Miracle Mop-inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano in her latest film Joy.

Between doing research and getting the technique just right, Jen proved that it takes hard work, dedication, and passion in order to succeed — but not without some classic J Law antics, of course. Here are three things she did to get herself ready — both mentally and physically.

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