Jennifer Lawrence is a rare thing among celebrities: she is an actual human being. Perhaps because her rise to fame took place so quickly — last night she won her first Oscar at only 22, and she came out of nowhere with an Oscar-nominated turn in 2010’s Winter’s Bone — and perhaps because of what I’m assuming was a rough-and-tumble upbringing with her two older brothers and concrete business family in Louisville, Lawrence is hilarious, self-effacing, and is completely unwilling to pretend things in Hollywood are normal.
Take, for instance, Lawrence’s answer to a reporter (rudely!) asking why she fell on her way up the stage stairs earlier. (Also, if you’re that intent on being a tough interviewer, why are you doing post-Oscars scrums? Go chase down people actually doing shit worth being criticized, jerk.)
What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress! I tried to walk upstairs in this dress, that’s what happened.
BECAUSE NORMAL PEOPLE KNOW WHEN YOU TRY TO WALK AROUND IN HAUTE COUTURE DRESSES YOU FALL DOWN. God bless you, Jennifer Lawrence.
Someone else asked her about her “process” getting ready for the evening. She responded with a comparison to Steve Martin’s character in Father of the Bride, overwhelmed as things just happen around him. Then she said she showered and put on her dress and, having come to the conclusion of what any normal person would consider a “process,” made a weird face at the reporter for asking such a dumb question.
Also she a) did a shot before her press interview, and b) said as much to the press.
Her best quote came at the beginning, though, when some disembodied voice started saying numbers at Lawrence for seemingly no reason (they were the reporters’ numbers, apparently). Lawrence looked up and then clutched her award.
This isn’t like an auction, right? You guys are gonna take it away!
So 190, and then 123.
It’s worth more than that.
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