Joey, Matthew and Andy Lawrence were household names in the ’90s — and the objects of affection for many prepubescent girls. The eldest brother Joey starred in the television series blossom while middle brother Matthew had a recurring role in boy meets world Youngest brother Andy starred in the sitcom along with his brothers brotherly love. You don’t often see the threesome on screen these days. With each brother having their own unique creative strengths and all three being certifiable hunks, why isn’t Hollywood casting the Lawrence brothers more?
Traditional sitcoms aren’t that big these days
The Lawrence brothers have excelled in network and cable sitcoms, a style of television that isn’t as popular as it was in the ’90s. In the age of instant gratification, services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon cater to those who prefer binge-watching shows rather than waiting for a specific airtime each week. In fact, Best TV Drama was the winner at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards The crown, a Netflix series. Billy Bob Thornton won Best Actor in a TV Series for his role in the Amazon series Goliath. Perhaps the brothers could find success with a streaming service sitcom akin to Netflix fuller house.
Like all teenage heartthrobs, they’ve grown up
The Lawrence brothers were no doubt recognized as adorable youngsters and teenage heartthrobs in shows and films such as Blossom, Mrs Doubtfire, brotherly love and JackFrost. Perhaps it’s harder for the Lawrence brothers to find work in Hollywood now that they’ve grown from teenage heartthrobs to men. While they’re still a trio of great-looking dudes, they don’t really fit into the “glamorous” roles we’ve come to expect from them.
Andy is so focused on music that he doesn’t have time for movies and TV
Andy is still dabbling in the television world with occasional guest appearances and recurring roles. He even does some voice work in movies and video games. But it seems his greatest love isn’t the big or small screen – he seems to have adjusted his websites to the music industry and is releasing a fairly catchy single called “King’s March” from his 2016 EP. He finished performing in November 2016 for his EP release in Los Angeles and actively promotes his music on his personal Instagram and Twitter accounts. He also has his own band, The Andy Lawrence Band. Maybe he’s hoping for his big music break to leave Hollywood behind for good.
Joey’s music career isn’t working
Meanwhile, Joey’s music career seems to have peaked in the ’90s. He scored an international hit with his single “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix” from his 1993 album, a song that was arguably his biggest musical success. He’s still making music but hasn’t had a real hit since.
In 2010, Joey teased US Weekly that he would be releasing a brand new record in early 2011. He compared himself to a certain former Mouseketeer who said, “And I’m doing a brand new record that’s coming out early next year. It’s right there with the first Justin Timberlake’s first CD… And I wouldn’t have waited so long and started down this path again if I didn’t think we had something.”
Unfortunately, Joey’s full recording has yet to be released. According to Apple Music, he’s released two singles since the ’90s — 2011’s “Rolled” and 2013’s “Our Time.”
Matthew’s final break has been cancelled
Matthew had a guest appearance on Disney Channel girl meets world, a sitcom that takes place a decade later boy meets world completed. The stint is reminiscent of his character boy meets world was probably his most famous role since his ’90s peak, and fans were hoping to see more of him in the next season — but that probably won’t happen. girl meets world was unfortunately canceled after three seasons, ending its chances of a big break back into the Hollywood spotlight.
In January 2017, TV line published an article suggesting that Netflix might pick up the series girl meets world Creator Michael Jacobs said: “Discussions are ongoing, but we’re at the very beginning very Initial phase.” When Netflix takes off girl meets world and Matthew snags another recurring role, there may be some hope for him to re-enter the Hollywood scene.
There will be no sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire
Matthew was really hoping for his big break back in Hollywood as a sequel to the movie that made him famous as a kid –Mrs Doubtfire. One April 2014 TMZ The article reported that talks were underway for a sequel, with Robin Williams and Christopher Columbus (who directed the original) returning. Lawrence told reporters, “Of course I would be on board. I hope they did the second as well as the first. The first was so good.”
Tragically, William’s assistant found him dead of complications by suicide just four months later. diversity later reported that the sequel would most likely be canceled after William’s death. Writer David Bernbaum had met with Williams months earlier while he was working on a second draft of the screenplay. Unfortunately for Matthew, it seems a Mrs Doubtfire Sequel will no longer be the way out for him to return to Hollywood.
Joey is busy being a father
Joey, 40, is now knee-deep in fatherhood and has two daughters, Charleston (Charli) and Liberty Grace, with wife Chandie Yawn-Nelson. In 2012 he admitted persons that many seem to think that his daughters come after him. “You are very passionate; they talk a lot. They’re talking very loud, which I guess is my MO,” he said. Of course, love is also instilled in him Disney in them perhaps a homage to the network that gave him so many opportunities. It seems Lawrence has enjoyed being a dad so much that he may not have much time for a return to Hollywood.
Joey likes the past scene
Joey seems comfortable in the past scene. He appeared up dancing with the stars a show described by gazers as “ABC’s hit reality contest, giving the cream of the D-list cream another chance to foxtrot its way back into America’s heart.” forbes even went so far as to give four reasons for this DWTS loses viewers, the main reason being that the stars aren’t real stars. “The public is fed up with third-row celebs wanting to extend their 15 minutes,” forbes reported. Ouch.
Joey has also appeared in Hallmark films (Land of the Has-beens – see Lacey Chabert, Rachel Boston, Luke Perry and many others) and recently in direct-to-DVD wish for Christmas. Finally, in a desperate move that most likely left 30- and 40-year-old women swooning, Joey appeared in a limited engagement as the Chippendales dancer in 2012 — another street frequented by Hollywood has-beens. Don’t you believe us? Just ask Tyson Beckford, Ian Ziering and Antonia Sabato Jr.
Matthew makes indie films
Matthew is currently working in independent film on pre-production for the film Kurt. The Gazette review reported, the story will discuss the rise and fall of a model’s career through the eyes of a photographer. He’s also currently shooting the indie film desperate waters, billed as a drama, mystery and thriller.
His last mainstream film role was in 2002 when he played the role of Billy in Rob Schneiders The hot chicken. Matthew also just finished a TV movie—The guest she found online. As Matthew dives into the indie film world, he may not be getting the attention he needs to re-enter the Hollywood scene.
How to turn it around
The Lawrence brothers have a good chance of turning things around in Hollywood. Joey has decided to become more relevant lately and take a role in the film public disturbance, with YouTubers The Janoskians. He may even have a future in musical theater, having made a successful Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2007. This seems like the perfect way to use his moves and voice (and, let’s face it, his good looks!) for success.
Matthew could remain a guest star until he finds the perfect role, a la his role boy meets world If all else fails, judge by these photos E! On-line He could get a few modeling gigs pretty easily. How shaped are those abs at 36 anyway?
Andy may have a future in music as a solo artist, releasing multiple gigs youtube proving that he has a decent voice and stage presence.
Finally, another avenue the brothers could take is to appear on screen together. your series brotherly love was a successful show in the ’90s, probably because all three brothers were on it at the same time. Perhaps Netflix could step in and reboot the series for a new generation.