Originally posted 02/28/2013 04:45PM
not only has an Oscar
, she has a best friend in Louisville. Ky., where she grew up – and even Lawrence's own mother says this smiling neighborhood kid is a star. His name is Andy Strunk.
"Most popular guy in Kentucky," Lawrence, 22, tells Louisville TV station Wave 3
. The two go back to having attended middle school together.
"He has the kindest heart of anybody I've ever met," says the Best Actress winner. "He's always in a good mood. And he's one of the funniest people I've ever been around."