Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence Participate in 'Big Lebowski' Live Read

Jennifer Lawrence - H 2015
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Jennifer Lawrence - H 2015

Fassbender took on the role of The Dude and Lawrence played Maude.

Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence joined some of their fellow X-Men: Apocalypse castmembers in Montreal on Friday night for the Live Read of the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.

Jointly organized by Canadian-born director Jason Reitman — who has run Live Read shows, primarily in Los Angeles, since 2011 — and the Just for Laughs Festival, Fassbender and Lawrence read the original Lebowski script alongside Silicon Valley castmembers and X-Men: Apocalypse co-stars who were in town to shoot the latest film.

Fassbender played The Dude, Patton Oswalt played Walter and Lawrence took on Julianne Moore's original role of Maude Lebowski, according to The Guardian. Olivia Munn (Bunny), T.J. Miller (Brant), Mae Whitman (Donny), Mike Judge (The Stranger) and Dennis Quaid (other Big Lebowski) all joined in on the Live Read of the Coen brothers' R-rated indie film, Vanity Fair reported.

Fassbender walked on stage, to a standing ovation from the audience, wearing shorts and a bathrobe with cigarettes and a White Russian in hand, according to VF, and delivered a few lines from Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's "Just Dropped In." When Lawrence first sat down, she asked the front row audience if they were able to see up her skirt before later pretending to smoke away on cigarettes while taking on Maude during the performance.

Some attendees had to wait in line for up to 10 hours for tickets to the Live Read.

The Big Lebowski starred Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Moore and was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.


What a blast! #jflmtl @cfccreates @telefilm_

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