Lawrence accepts the ALS challenge from Haley and nominates Cedric the Entertainer.
Power 106 FM interviews Lawrence about the film Bad Boys 3.
Lawrence guests on Conan to announce the production of Bad Boys 3. He also talks about his fitness regimen to stay young-looking and suggests a role that O’Brien could play in the movie.
I just talked to Jerry [Bruckheimer] yesterday. He said it’s real, they’re working on the script, getting closer. It all looks good. We want to cast you in it. You know what you could play? A crooked cop on crack.
Lawrence and Conan discuss the new movie Bad Boys 3 on Conan.
I talked to Jerry yesterday, it’s real and they are working on the script.
Lawrence and Gibbs decide to divorce. The couple were together for 17 years and split after 2 years of marriage. They have two daughters together and made a joint decision to part ways.
Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.
Lawrence stars in Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like Son starring Brandon T. Jackson and Faizon Love. FBI agent Lawrence and his 17 year old nephew go undercover at a performing arts school after witnessing a murder. They have to find the murderer before he finds them.
You can put Big Momma in many different situations and, as long as it’s humorous, funny and it makes sense, you can have a lot of fun with her.
Lawrence plays a successful talk show host in Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins. Lawrence leaves California to visit his family in the deep south and he must face them after years of not seeing them. He is also reunited with his childhood crush. Co-starring Cedric the Entertainer, Joy Bryant, Mike Epps, Monique, and Michael Clarke Duncan.
I thought it was a funny script. Malcolm Lee is one hell of a director. I think you hear big things from him. He’s passionate about his work and we had a dinner and we hit if off. It just seemed right.
Lawrence stars in the comedy-adventure, Wild Hogs, about a group of middle-aged friends who decide to give up their suburban lifestyles and go on a motorcycle trip. When this foursome, hits the highway, they get more than what they bargained for. Co-starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, and William H Macy.
Acting with these guys, though, you sort of don’t get a cue per say. You wait for a lull in the conversation and you throw in your line.
Lawrence stars in the animated movie, Open Season. A deer buddies up with a domesticated grizzly bear when the two animals are alone in the woods during hunting season. Co-starring Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing and Cody Cameron.
The fact they could put my voice into a big bear and hopefully make him likeable and loveable and energetic and fun, that was interesting for me to see that come along. I was excited about doing the project.
Lawrence stars in Big Momma’s House 2 alongside Nia Long. Lawrence is an FBI agent who has decided to take a desk job to appease his wife Long. His partner ends up getting killed so he has to go undercover once again as Big Momma. Other cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz and Kat Dennings.
I was real excited about the sequel because everyone enjoyed the first one. They received it real well, so I wanted that opportunity with Big Momma 2 to give you more Big Momma. You know, more badder, better, fatter and bigger.
Lawrence stars in Bad Boys II alongside Will Smith. Lawrence and Smith leads a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin, whose plan to control the city’s drug traffic. Other cast includes Gabrielle Union and Jordi Molla.
The action sequences weren’t easy, but we survived it. The car chases, the stunts, all that stuff. When you’re working for Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer, you’re like a kid who gets to play cops and robbers on the biggest level.
Lawrence stars in National Security alongside Steve Zahn who both are L.A.P.D rejects. After working together as security guards, they began to notice a smuggling operation taking place. They must come up with an idea to stop this operation without killing each other first. Co-starring Colm Feore, Bill Duke, and Mari Marrow.
Steve is a very talented man. He got into the character and was so believable as a cop. He gave me a lot to play off. My character is cocky and always challenging authority. The contrast was awesome
Lawrence plays Jamal in Black Knight, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England. Co-starring Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, and Vincent Regan.
It’s one thing to go through everything that I’ve been through and then get past it and you’ve moved on doing movies, whatever. But to go on and do standup and to go back in and get out the paper clippings and the news reports and all these things of yourself. It’s kind of hard thing to go through, but it was very therapeutic for me because it reminded me and gave me some understanding and humbled me to a degree of saying “wow, that was you that been through it.
Lawrence plays a jewel thief who steals a huge diamond in Blue Streak. After two years in jail, Lawrence goes to retrieve the diamond only to find out it is located in a police station. Lawrence poses as a cop in attempts to recoup the diamond. Co-starring Luke Wilson and Peter Greene.
If you notice, Ghetto Buck is a very likable guy. He’s very humorous. He likes to dance. He’s entertaining. He’s not the diamond thief here.
Smith and Lawrence appear on the cover of the May 1995 issue of Jet magazine.
Lawrence stars in Bad Boy alongside Will Smith. The movie is about two detectives who have to protect a witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. Other cast mates includes Lisa Boyle and Michael Taliferro.
It was a challenge. It was a lot of fun to try and figure out if we could get the characters in sync, and get them to relate the way they did years ago. It was a lot of fun for me.
Lawrence is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about his character in Boomerang, and hanging out with Eddie Murphy.
I just thought I never would be working with him so, but to hang out…if you notice I look real fat in Boomerang, man.