Quentin Tarantino thinks this young Hollywood starlet could become one of the greatest actresses of all-time

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If there's one thing writer/director Quentin Tarantino prides himself on, it's casting the right actor to the right role.

And for his latest movie, "The Hateful Eight," the Oscar-winner considered the highest-paid actress in the world, Jennifer Lawrence, to play the female heroine Daisy in the movie.

"When I was looking for [the character] Daisy, I could have seen Jennifer Lawrence doing a good job with the role," Tarantino told New York Magazine. "I'm a very big fan of hers. I think she could end up being another little Bette Davis if she keeps on going the way she's going."

Tarantino comparing Lawrence to Davis, one of the greatest actresses of all time (two-time Oscar winner and known for starring in classics like "All About Eve" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"), is quite a compliment. But there was a big reason why the director didn't go any further on his idea to cast Lawrence.

"Daisy should be a little older," said Tarantino. "She should fit in with the guys."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Jennifer Lawrence seen out in Manhattan in a see through top and blazer on May 14, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards hosted by Ketel One Vodka at the Waldorf-Astoria on May 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Ketel One)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - Los Angeles Premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted from color to B/W). Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Jennifer Lawrence arrives to 'Late Show With David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence sighting on November 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage at ELLE's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for ELLE)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere for 'Serena' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End on October 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere for 'Serena' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End on October 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence attends the World Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Jennifer Lawrence attends the World Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence arrives to ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on November 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence attends the World Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: (L-R) Actor Nicholas Hoult, actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Michael Fassbender speak at the 20th Century Fox 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: (L-R) Actors Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult speak at the 20th Century Fox panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
MONACO - MAY 25: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Actors Nicholas Hoult (L) and Jennifer Lawrence attend a cocktail reception during Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco 2012 at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel on May 25, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (C) and Chris Martin (background)attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA- NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jena Malone attend the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 7: Chief Executive at Dior Sidney Toledano with Actress Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior day 2 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 7: Actress Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior day 2 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Jennifer Lawrence attends Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Lupita Nyong'o attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence (R) arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Director David O. Russell arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Lupita Nyong'o attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner attend the 'American Hustle' cast photocall at Crosby Street Hotel on December 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Jennifer Lawrence attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 'American Hustle' Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015. Held at Musee Rodin on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/French Select/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Elizabeth Banks attend the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Fan Chelsea Boyce (L) takes a Wide Angle Selfie with actress Jennifer Lawrence using the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Samsung)
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The "guys" he's referring to are the bounty hunters who are all snowed in with Daisy at a saloon during a blizzard in "The Hateful Eight." They include veteran actors Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, and Demian Bichir.

Tarantino cast Jennifer Jason Leigh ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Anniversary Party").

"Jennifer Jason Leigh came in and was really good," Tarantino said. "She went for a couple of things that other people just kind of playacted. She had to act like she got shot, and she just screamed bloody murder. I kept remembering Jennifer's bloodcurdling scream. If it had happened in a house, somebody would have called the cops."

You can't really question Tarantino's choice as his casting track record is impeccable; even casting actors that Hollywood has long thrown aside.

His most famous instance was casting John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction," which gave the actor's career a full 180. Following his impressive performance, Travolta went on to becoming a bankable lead actor through the rest of the 1990s.

The casting of Leigh isn't comparable to Travolta's. Leigh has been working consistently in movies and TV her whole career.

But it's obvious Tarantino toils over finding the right actors for his characters, regardless of their status in the business.

"I actually think my characters are going to be one of my biggest legacies after I'm done," he told New York Magazine. "So I have no obligation whatsoever other than to just cast it right."

"The Hateful Eight" will open in theaters on Christmas Day and in wide release on January 8.

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