Quentin Tarantino was in talks with Jennifer Lawrence over a role in his movie The Hateful Eight but she was too busy to take the job.
The Pulp Fiction director is a big fan of the Oscar-winning actress, and wanted her to join the cast of his new Western.
He even met with Jennifer to discuss her part in the film, but she was too busy working on new drama Joy and her blockbuster franchise The Hunger Games to accept the part.
"I'm a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan... And I can see her doing a good job with this role, so we went to talk about it and everything," he tells Entertainment Weekly. "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 f**king way in the world that she was available."
Tarantino went on to cast Jennifer Jason Leigh in the role, and the moviemaker insists the older actress was the better choice.
"I'm glad I didn't cast somebody that young (as Lawrence)," he adds. "I think I absolutely positively made the right choice, as far as the ages of the characters."