Note to Reader: This blog post has been put “under review” as we have had growing pains in developing the technology we use to identify twins, replicas and zombies. The eyes behind the technology are getting better, so as you read this piece note that if you are troubled by its conclusions that we will be looking at it in more depth and with better eyes. For the time being, it is speculation.
Jennifer Lawrence is twins. It was quite an ordeal to distinguish between them, but the work is all done, and I am satisfied that I have got it right. So I will jump right in to it.
Here is a side-by-side of the twins:
The difference first turned up in the ears, but that could be misleading. I looked instead for differences that were hard-wired and measurable, and found the following:
- Twin one on the left has a longer nose. The length from the center of the eyes (the red line) to the green line at the base of the nose is 71 pixels. For Twin Two on the right, that distance is 62 pixels. This is one way to tell them apart – the longer and less pointed nose on Twin One. This is also seen in the distance between the green lines.
- The bottom of Twin Two’s lip is higher* than that of Twin One, as shown by the yellow line. (Since the eyes are lined up and pupils at common distance, these should be the same if these are indeed the same person.)
- The distance from the base of the lip* to the bottom of the chin is 49 pixels for Twin One, and 58 Pixels for Twin Two.
- There is a distance between the top of the ears, seen here, that is apparent for all in which they are gazing straight ahead of about 10 pixels. It does not appear to be a parallax distortion, as it is common on all. Some photos show a much greater distance, and that is probably angular distortion.
- On the photos above, check our the right ears of both women (on our left). This has nothing to do with relative height, but rather with the shape and construction. The are completely different. This by itself is case-closed evidence that they are twins.
Below are several images of Twin One. She is the one that has appeared in at least two movies that I checked, Winter’s Bone and Hunger Games: Mockingbird.
Here is Twin Two:
I only checked the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and it was Twin Two who did at least one appearance there, so I might speculate that she is assigned public appearances where a better interview is required. Her appearances on both the Tonight Show and Kimmel are delightful. She is bubbly and fun and funny.
I wanted that last image at the right blown up larger because it helps to see a key difference between the two, often airbrushed out of photos. There are two moles on the neck of each Twin when seen in public. (They are not always the same distance apart – I checked. That indicates that they are penciled on with makeup on one of the two.)
Ignore the green circle to the left. The two moles that appear on both twins are circled in red. The two nearby that are circled in green are unique to Twin Two. They have not been airbrushed out of all Internet photos, and so are a handy reference.
Finally, for a couple of face splits, which ought to seal the deal:
This serves to emphasize the differences. Twin Two on the right has a shorter nose. The ears are noticeably off even as angular distortion is minimal. And of course, lining up the chin as I did throws the eyes slightly out of alignment.
Sides are reversed in this image, and it is now Twin Two on the left with the shorter nose. The ears show a less pronounced difference, side angles can emphasize or de-emphasize differences. The physical shape and structural differences of the ears are easily apparent here.
Again, we do not know why there are so many twins running around in Hollywood and in the music business. But we do now add Jennifer Lawrence to the Honor Roll of Twins.
*Note: Both placement of lower lip and length of chin can be affected by angular distortion, but it was clear to me in these photos that both women held their heads in a like manner when looking at the camera, and that the camera angle appeared the same. But it is a judgment call, as looking straight at someone in a photo offers no absolute measure.