Bianca Andreescu Would Like Jennifer Lawrence To Play Her In A Movie About Her Life

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 6

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1115 -- Pictured: (l-r) US Open Women's Singles champion Bianca Andreescu during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 9, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

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The whirlwind tour continued for tennis superstar Bianca Andreescu as she met with the Canadian media in Toronto on Wednesday.

Feeling grateful for all that has happened to her so fast, this 19-year-old was positively beaming throughout the 35-minute news conference.

As she did in New York, she charmed everyone with her bubbly nature, her open, honest answers and her wide-eyed innocence. She seems as surprised by all this success as everyone else. As she exclaimed in New York, "Is this real life?"

At the Toronto news conference, in much the same way as she wields a tennis racket, she didn't hold anything back and hit a lot of winners.

With all the attention she's been getting and with A-list actors in town for the Toronto International Film Festival, she was asked about who she would like to play her if a movie were made about her life.

She paused for a second and gulped for air. "That's a good question. I've never been asked that before."

But Bianca played along and threw out the name Jennifer Lawrence. "I really like Jennifer Lawrence ... to play me," the teen said. "She's a really cool person and I feel we have a pretty similar vibe."

Bianca's rise is a story that could have been scripted by Hollywood. Currently ranked No. 5 in the world, she was on nobody's radar at the end of 2018, ranked No. 178.

Former tennis star and ESPN analyst Pam Shriver admitted she didn't even know who Bianca was a year ago.

But the teen with the big game had a belief in herself and her "awakening" came when she beat Venus Williams, Serena's sister, in the quarterfinals of a tournament in Auckland at the start of the year. Then Bianca rocketed up the WTA rankings with victories at Indian Wells in March and in Toronto last month.

Then she came to New York and beat a legend in Serena Williams, 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open championship, becoming the first Canadian ever to win a singles Grand Slam title.

The media in the U.S. swooned over her, and she showed off her winning personality in her appearances on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Ryan, The View and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"He's such a cool guy," she gushed about Fallon. "I still can't believe I was on that show. I didn't think he was a real person. I've watched his show many, many times and to sit in that chair was really cool."

On the Fallon show, she said many Canadian celebrities texted her to congratulate her such as singer-songwriter Shania Twain and basketball legend Steve Nash. But she added that the one person she hadn't heard from was Drake.

As her news conference was wrapping up in Toronto and Bianca stood up to leave, she had a follow-up to what she told Fallon. "Oh, Drake messaged me, by the way," she blurted out, causing a ripple of "wows" around the room.

"I'm actually having a conversation with him," Bianca said, her face lighting up. "This is unreal." Then she proceeded to read the message.

"Here I am (smiley face). Congrats," Drake told her. "We are all so proud of you. I've been liking every post with you in it. lol. I'd thought you see."

Bianca explained that she didn't see his messages because she was doing more posting on social media than reading.

With that, Andreescu showed that, as confident as she is, she is also humble and looking quite embarrassed by all the attention.

There may be more to come. There's been talk that the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, where she was born, may hold some kind of parade or rally.

Asked if she would want a parade, Bianca blushed: "Yeah, that would be so cool."

Andreescu's parents immigrated from Romania in the mid-1990s. After Bianca was born in 2000, she returned with her parents to Romania for a time before they came back to Canada. She has been with the Tennis Canada program since the age of 10.

Her mother, Maria, taught her meditation and visualization techniques when she was 12 or 13, and Bianca credits her mental preparation for much of her success in tennis.

A few years ago, she even wrote a mock-up U.S. Open check with her name on it and the prize money, which was a lot less than the $3.85 million she took home last Saturday.

When she won her first WTA tournament at Indian Wells, Calif., in March, she knew she could accomplish big things.

But a shoulder injury interrupted her career. She had to pull out of the French Open and missed the entire grass-court season.

During a long injury layoff, she worked on her fitness, worked on the mental side of things and changed her diet and some of her routines. She also worked on injury prevention.

"I had been playing a lot before that," she said. "I'm glad I got the chance to chill a little bit. But I really believe that everything happens for a reason."

Her mother has always told her: "Don't forget who you are and dream big to get big" and that's the advice she would pass along to young girls who want to emulate her.

"No dream is too big," she said. "Follow your dreams. Know that there are going to be some sacrifices involved. There's going to be hard work. If you really believe in yourself and you don't let anyone get in your way, and try to block out distractions, I think you can do really big things. And obviously surround yourself with people that support you."

This thoughtfulness and maturity level belies her age, but one person who is not surprised by Bianca's level headedness is Serena Williams. After losing to her in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, when Serena had to pull out with an injury in the first set, Williams sat down on the player's bench and tears began to well up.

The teen winner raced over and knelt down in front of her and consoled the 37-year-old legend, telling her: "I’ve watched you your whole career. You’re a freaking beast" and that made Serena laugh.

At the news conference later, Serena referred to Bianca as "an old soul" for her poise and respect.







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The whirlwind tour continued for tennis superstar Bianca Andreescu as she met with the Canadian media in Toronto on Wednesday.

Feeling grateful for all that has happened to her so fast, this 19-year-old was positively beaming throughout the 35-minute news conference.

As she did in New York, she charmed everyone with her bubbly nature, her open, honest answers and her wide-eyed innocence. She seems as surprised by all this success as everyone else. As she exclaimed in New York, "Is this real life?"

At the Toronto news conference, in much the same way as she wields a tennis racket, she didn't hold anything back and hit a lot of winners.

With all the attention she's been getting and with A-list actors in town for the Toronto International Film Festival, she was asked about who she would like to play her if a movie were made about her life.

She paused for a second and gulped for air. "That's a good question. I've never been asked that before."

But Bianca played along and threw out the name Jennifer Lawrence. "I really like Jennifer Lawrence ... to play me," the teen said. "She's a really cool person and I feel we have a pretty similar vibe."

Bianca's rise is a story that could have been scripted by Hollywood. Currently ranked No. 5 in the world, she was on nobody's radar at the end of 2018, ranked No. 178.

Former tennis star and ESPN analyst Pam Shriver admitted she didn't even know who Bianca was a year ago.

But the teen with the big game had a belief in herself and her "awakening" came when she beat Venus Williams, Serena's sister, in the quarterfinals of a tournament in Auckland at the start of the year. Then Bianca rocketed up the WTA rankings with victories at Indian Wells in March and in Toronto last month.

Then she came to New York and beat a legend in Serena Williams, 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open championship, becoming the first Canadian ever to win a singles Grand Slam title.

The media in the U.S. swooned over her, and she showed off her winning personality in her appearances on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Ryan, The View and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"He's such a cool guy," she gushed about Fallon. "I still can't believe I was on that show. I didn't think he was a real person. I've watched his show many, many times and to sit in that chair was really cool."

On the Fallon show, she said many Canadian celebrities texted her to congratulate her such as singer-songwriter Shania Twain and basketball legend Steve Nash. But she added that the one person she hadn't heard from was Drake.

As her news conference was wrapping up in Toronto and Bianca stood up to leave, she had a follow-up to what she told Fallon. "Oh, Drake messaged me, by the way," she blurted out, causing a ripple of "wows" around the room.

"I'm actually having a conversation with him," Bianca said, her face lighting up. "This is unreal." Then she proceeded to read the message.

"Here I am (smiley face). Congrats," Drake told her. "We are all so proud of you. I've been liking every post with you in it. lol. I'd thought you see."

Bianca explained that she didn't see his messages because she was doing more posting on social media than reading.

With that, Andreescu showed that, as confident as she is, she is also humble and looking quite embarrassed by all the attention.

There may be more to come. There's been talk that the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, where she was born, may hold some kind of parade or rally.

Asked if she would want a parade, Bianca blushed: "Yeah, that would be so cool."

Andreescu's parents immigrated from Romania in the mid-1990s. After Bianca was born in 2000, she returned with her parents to Romania for a time before they came back to Canada. She has been with the Tennis Canada program since the age of 10.

Her mother, Maria, taught her meditation and visualization techniques when she was 12 or 13, and Bianca credits her mental preparation for much of her success in tennis.

A few years ago, she even wrote a mock-up U.S. Open check with her name on it and the prize money, which was a lot less than the $3.85 million she took home last Saturday.

When she won her first WTA tournament at Indian Wells, Calif., in March, she knew she could accomplish big things.

But a shoulder injury interrupted her career. She had to pull out of the French Open and missed the entire grass-court season.

During a long injury layoff, she worked on her fitness, worked on the mental side of things and changed her diet and some of her routines. She also worked on injury prevention.

"I had been playing a lot before that," she said. "I'm glad I got the chance to chill a little bit. But I really believe that everything happens for a reason."

Her mother has always told her: "Don't forget who you are and dream big to get big" and that's the advice she would pass along to young girls who want to emulate her.

"No dream is too big," she said. "Follow your dreams. Know that there are going to be some sacrifices involved. There's going to be hard work. If you really believe in yourself and you don't let anyone get in your way, and try to block out distractions, I think you can do really big things. And obviously surround yourself with people that support you."

This thoughtfulness and maturity level belies her age, but one person who is not surprised by Bianca's level headedness is Serena Williams. After losing to her in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, when Serena had to pull out with an injury in the first set, Williams sat down on the player's bench and tears began to well up.

The teen winner raced over and knelt down in front of her and consoled the 37-year-old legend, telling her: "I’ve watched you your whole career. You’re a freaking beast" and that made Serena laugh.

At the news conference later, Serena referred to Bianca as "an old soul" for her poise and respect.







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