Jennifer Lawrence said no to ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’: ‘I’m not ready. I’m an animal’

Jennifer Lawrence

Here are some photos of Jennifer Lawrence outside the Ed Sullivan show for last night’s episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman.” I really love her coat, and I’ll discuss Jennifer’s appearance at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, Jennifer Lawrence is completely obsessed with farts. I guess since she grew up with brothers, talking about the subject doesn’t phase her at all, but she’s really hung up on them. As in, she made fart jokes to Michael Fassbender while they were filming X-Men: First Class. Who makes fart jokes with Fassy? He obviously doesn’t fart, and if he does, I don’t want to know about it. In the same regard, has been slowly releasing bits and pieces of the cover stories from their recent Catching Fire issue with the big reveal of Sam Claflin as Finnick, and now Jennifer claims to have spread the fart magic to Sam and Josh Hutcherson. Something about “cupped farts” that really doesn’t promote the way I like to think about Finnick and Peeta.

During JLaw’s interview, she also talks about being invited to appear on “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Interestingly enough, JLaw’s current co-star, Bradley Cooper, has talked about his own “method” on an episode of the show. You know, I like Bradley in a weird, serial-killer-appreciating way, but he’s kind of a one-note, milquetoast actor. He was better than usual in Silver Linings Playbook, but don’t tell me he used a “method” to get there. As for Jennifer, she freely expresses her own lack of a “method.” Further, she realizes that it’s way too soon for her to appear on such a program. Also, she’d probably talk about farts. Here are some excerpts:

Jennifer Lawrence

On saying “no” to “Inside the Actor’s Studio”: “Do you know how much that guy would hate me?” she said with her goofy chuckle about professorial host James Lipton. ‘Tell me about your method?’ There is no method! I never know my lines! He would be horrified.” Besides, said Lawrence, surely that hot seat is meant for folks with a longer resume to show for themselves than hers. “I love that show but I’m not old enough. I’m not at a place yet where I can look back and think ‘Oh this how I…’ I’m not ready. And, please, I’m an animal.”

Her response to a bad smell: At a certain point during the interview a noxious smell wafted through the Trump Waikiki balcony lounge bar. “I assume you think it was me but I swear it wasn’t,” she said. She paused for a second and looked at me with a serious expression while she slowly lifted her leg up from the banquette and pretended to fart. “I know, I’m terrible. Oh, this is something my brothers did growing up that now the boys at work [her Catching Fire co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin] have picked up and are obsessed with. You cup [your fart] and then you throw it in someone’s face and say ‘Take a bite out of that cheeseburger.'”

Catching Fire producer Nina Jacobson on JLaw: “She’s a goofball. She’s fun and she’s funny. She is the least demanding leading lady ever. Jen’s like ‘Yeah I’ll take half a trailer, whatever, I’ll never be in there anyway.’ She’s not spoiled, she’s not precious, she’s not needy and it sets a tone for everybody because if your leading lady isn’t going to be a diva then there really isn’t room for anybody to be a diva.”

On award shows: “I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth and that’s what always gets me in trouble. The first thing I do when I get off a carpet is take my heels off, rub my makeup everywhere, and basically pick up a garbage can and go ‘Rawwrrrrr!’ and dump it all over my head.”


That last point illustrates one of the main differences between JLaw and Kristen Stewart (other than the obvious fact that the former can act, and the latter specializes in grimaces and eye rolls). Neither one of them relish the basic experience of the red carpet, but Kristen sees no value in appearing nonetheless grateful for her position, and JLaw knows how to suck it up and be professional when the moment demands it.

Jennifer’s appearance on Letterman was eventful as well. During one portion, JLaw claimed that a recent bikini photo of herself was photoshopped with “a 90-year-old butt.” Bitch, please. That’s totally Jennifer’s butt in bad lighting and at a bad angle. It happens. No big deal, but I still think it’s funny that she said, “It’s not my butt and I will not take responsibility for it.” Here’s the clip where JLaw talks about why she made the “I beat Meryl” comment during her Golden Globes speech:

I’m amazed Jennifer even gave lip service to Lindsay Lohan’s outrage over what was clearly a good-natured joke. Ignore, ignore, ignore.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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  1. valleymiss says:

    I hope that JLaw works in more movie quotes in interviews and acceptance speeches. I could go for some “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” and some “Clueless” right about now.

    Her aw-shucks attitude and constant, “I won’t diet! I eat what I want!” stuff gets old, but I like her a helluva lot more than Anne Hathaway these days…

    • Laurabb says:

      That would be awesome!! I want her to win the Oscar and throw out a “Mean Girls” quote like “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me… but I can’t help it that I’m so popular.”. Lindsay would bust a nut!

      • Amelia says:

        Someone in my local cinema shouted out “There’s a 50% chance that it’s already raining!” during Les Mis 🙂
        It’s so strange to think that dumbass Karen is now going from strength to strength and Cady (sp?) is starring in a glorified porno.

      • Sisi says:

        she quoted Mean Girls at the People’s choice awards, when she won she said: ‘I wish this was like Mean Girls, so I could break this thing up and give it to all of you” about her award, like Cady’s crown.

    • pinkheart says:

      thats true ,i love her more than i would ever like AnnE ,now that ANNE is about to star in “shakespeare ,ugh ,another year of torture i guess

    • Relli says:

      I commonly shout at my boss, “I am right on top of that,” then I say “Rose” in my head because I LOVE, LOVE that movie.

      I totally got her “I beat Meryl,” quote I was surprised not that many people got it (including the Cracken) but I love the First Wives Club and have seen a million times. I mean come on Diane Keaton, Bette, Goldie, SJP, Belky and Maggie Smith… its cinema gold!

      • valleymiss says:

        Hahah! My sister and I say, “I’m right on top of that, Rose!” ALL the time. Hilarious! Whenever we’re eating something that looks strange, we’ll say, “For your information, this is exactly what I ate when I was pregnant with all of you, and you all turned out just fine,” because that’s the line Carol Kane says to her family in “License to Drive” when she dumps a huge pile of mashed potatoes on her plate and starts squirting ketchup all over them. LOL Sometimes movie quotes are a universal language, aren’t they?

        If we’re going with Mean Girls quotes, I’d love for JLaw to win and say, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” 😀 It’s funny, cuz in a way the fact that she quoted a movie while accepting an acting award really shows how much of a fan of movies she is. (That is an obscure quote, too. It’s not like she quoted Casablanca and said, “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.”

    • joan of snark says:

      Are you kidding me? How can you get tired of a girl that talks about farts, dumping garbage on her head, is apparently a commendable actress, AND knows lines from FIRST WIVES CLUB?????? I’ve just fallen madly in love with her!
      please don’t get addicted to pills, please don’t get addicted to pills, please don’t get addicted to pills…..

  2. bea says:

    Cute. Comes across as genuine.

    Love how she is dressed. Very pulled together.

    Makes me sad to think that this is exactly the kind of career the Lindsay would love to have yet can’t bc of her addictions.

  3. Jenna says:

    Eww. TMI woman. That’s enough of that.

  4. Skipper says:

    I really love that coat and that fart story is the most disgusting thing I’ve heard in a long time. I have no patience for fart jokes from my seven year old boy much less a grown woman.

  5. Amelia says:

    I love this girl.
    She’s not pretentious, she’s sometimes crass and occasionally annoying, but she’s still one of the most affable girls in Hollywood.
    Y’know, she doesn’t pretend that what she’s doing is high art and she seems genuinely happy to be working.
    Compare that to Greasy McLipBitey.

    • marie says:

      I completely agree, I really like her.

    • j.eyre says:

      I just fell in love all over again with her. I love her outfit. This person in the interview and on Letterman is the girl I originally crushed on (I am pretending she did not reference farts in anyway, however)

      I am impressed she turned down the Actor’s Studio. Good for her to recognize she hadn’t “earned” that yet. I am really impressed.

  6. Happy21 says:

    I’m pretty sure I couldn’t love her anymore.

    She’s like a breath of fresh air compared to other starlets these days.

  7. bopit says:

    she’s a genuine person.. must be something about us Kentucky girls.

  8. andrea says:

    After reading all those quotes in quick succession, I get the feeling that she may need to lay off the caffeine. I know, Jennifer, you’re fun and crazy and goofy and the most unvain person ever. Time for Weinstein’s people to pull back on the image-building, we got the message already.

    That being said, I still love her. Just less of this now please.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Love that despite a very good career so far, she recognizes it’s too early for her to be doing stuff like Inside the Actors’ Studio, and not trying to be pretentious about how she works. She seems oddly normal and not full of herself. A lot of younger actors should take a cue from her.

    • normades says:

      I second this. On that show sometimes you have screen legends whose careers could fill up a week worth of episodes and then sometimes you have like someone like Ashton Krutcher or Sparkles who really don’t have anything to say.

      I really respect that she said no. It’s really not her time for an Oscar either. I think she knows that too and isn’t trying to take it too seriously. She’s not going full Hathaway (this time).

      Now if she could just get a better stylist.

    • j.eyre says:

      I didn’t read your comment before I responded but yes to all you said, L2. Or +2 or ditto.

      And in the discussion of voices – James Lipton, yes???

  10. Diana says:

    I think this whole “I’m not a hollywood starlet, I’m just a regular girl just like you” thing it’s taking a turn for the just plain wrong. No one should talk that much about farts if not ever! I just makes her seem really unsophisticated and crass. You can be goofy without being gross.

    • Nicole Ocean says:

      I agree. She’s starting to get annoying.

      • Kim says:

        Off topic Nicole I like your pic.I can’t wait for Grammys on Feb 10th.I hope Frank wins Album of the Year

    • Flo says:

      Agreed. Fart jokes, or ANY kind of jokes relating to bodily functions are not funny (and I include p-nis and vagina jokes as well. Just no).
      I don’t care if you’re seven or 22 years old, it’s never funny. It makes her sound like an immature frat boy.

  11. LadyMTL says:

    I’m liking her more and more, and at first I honestly found her a bit grating. If she really is as normal as she comes across in her interviews (seriously, she turned down Actor’s Studio whereas pretty much anyone else would have jumped at it?) then I applaud her and will be a JLaw fan for a long time.

  12. cf says:

    She was obviously joking about the photoshop! Every heard of sarcasm?

    • T.C. says:

      I know! Can’t believe someone thought she was serious about the photoshopped butt. She was clearly joking and putting herself down.

  13. littlestar says:

    I actually think her fart comment was hilarious, but that’s just me :D. I have no problem talking about bowel movements etc with my close girlfriends. Just shows that she’s comfortable enough to do it in public. I’ve only seen one of her movies (Hunger Games), but am planning to take my fiance out on a date this weekend to see Silver Linings.

    Also, her outfit is gorgeous! Exactly something I would wear. She seems to be more miss than hit with her fashion choices, but this one is a definite HIT.

  14. annabelle says:

    How amazingly self aware. Good for her.
    She’s right, she’s fantastic but her body of work is not sit and reflect on it ready.

    I love her, I just wish she’d get a fabulous stylist to help her through the awards season. She doesn’t need to be a fashion diva but she she should strive to look like a star and not just an actress who lucked her way into big roles.

  15. Reece says:

    I normally hate booties but I like those a lot! Bordering on love.
    I like her too. Good for her having the sense to turn down something like Actors Studio.

  16. carrie says:

    i always wait INSIDE ACTORS’STUDIO with Dicaprio or Bale so it’s not a big deal for a 22 years-old actress to refuse

    • StaCat1 says:

      I think INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO lost all credibility when they had jennifer lopez on. I mean they didn’t even give her grief over gigli. That show has become just brown-nose drivel.

  17. shewolf says:

    Love her. She’s just having fun and being real.

  18. garvel says:

    I love her because she doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously. She really seems to have a healthy perspective regarding her career.She also doesn’t seem to play all of the PR games like some actresses.

  19. Kate (newer one) says:

    I’m kind of curious: when someone wears fur, as JLaw did last week, people are outraged, but when they wear shearling, as she is here, nobody turns a hair? I know women with shearling coats, who’d never wear fur ones. Is the process much more humane, or is it just that there’s never been an effective campaign on leather and related products?

    I’m not veggie; it isn’t a hidden-agenda post. I’m just curious.

    • janie says:

      Shearling comes from lambs that are already dead and have been slaughtered for their meat, while fur comes from animals that are often still alive when they are skinned. They spend their lives in deplorable conditions and are tortured. It’s really sad.

      While I don’t support either industry, the production of fur is much more abhorrent than shearling.

  20. Jess says:

    I hope she keeps her hair this color. I’m not into the full blonde with Jen, it makes her seem less sophisticated, and you can’t see her pretty face and skin as well. I like this gingery color a lot.

  21. Sue says:

    “take a bite out of that Cheesebuger”!!!!
    Love her more!!!

  22. Jordan says:

    @Cf….you’re right about the Photoshop thing, Lawrence was being sarcastic, I totally got that. Absolutely love her!.

  23. neer says:

    One film that is nominated this year on various award-giving bodies is Silver Linings Playbook. I just watched it and I should say all the accolades the film has been nominated for is well deserved as well as the performers on it. It’s very seldom that a romantic comedy could be this really good. It is surprisingly NOT silly & stupid. Well made & thought out. The script is awesome. The acting are superb. Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence are excellent. Overall, I give the film & actors two thumbs up! Gave me a wow reaction. It put a smile on my face.

    If only other film makers would make more rom-com movies just as good as SLP, moviegoers would not feel insulted.

    • Jayna says:

      Thanks for the review. I will check it out. I heard it was brilliant and I heard it was so-so. I am off work today and we’re going to see the Naomi Watts movie, The Impossible, in a little while, which I read was excellent but intense. We couldn’t decide between Zero Dark 30 and The Impossible, so chose The Impossible.

  24. Jordan says:

    Also?…..damn Jennifer Lawrence looks lovely in these photos!.

  25. StaCat1 says:

    Can’t imagine loving her more…but i do. I don’t usually like too many 20-somethings (I cringe when i think of myself at her age) but she is very centered and grounded.
    She doens’t take herself or all of this circus seriously (as she shouldn’t- TAKE NOTE Kristen Stewart).

    Kudos to her family for raising such an unaffected young woman with her priorities straight. Don’t change jennifer!

  26. PrettyTarheel says:

    I will be trying the Cheeseburger move on my husband next opportunity.

    Everyone needs to stop clutching their pearls over farts. They are a funny part of real life. JLaw is even better than I already thought.

    • MisJes says:

      ITA, PrettyTarheel. The pearl clutching over something so silly as fart humour it OTT. Relax! It’s just farts, they make you giggle.

      I have a total girl crush on Jennifer. I love how real and grounded she is, and I admit I laughed over and over in my head at work ALL day over the last quote: “The first thing I do when I get off a carpet is take my heels off, rub my makeup everywhere, and basically pick up a garbage can and go ‘Rawwrrrrr!’ and dump it all over my head.” Hahaha!

      She’s the same age as me, and she’s accomplished so much – I really admire her.

  27. Jayna says:

    She is way too young for that show. Even Jennifer Aniston at 40 didn’t have much to say with her lightweight body of work. I love actors on there with a great body of work who deserve to be there. Liam Neeson was fantastic. So was Julianne More.

  28. Becca says:

    LOVE the shoes

  29. steph says:

    What did Lohan say? As if it would score her points with Meryl!

  30. Nicolette says:

    I’m really liking this girl. She doesn’t take herself seriously and doesn’t seem to hold herself above everyone else because she’s an actress. Gotta love it 🙂

  31. Nina says:

    Love her. What a down to earth, funny, and smart young woman. And very talented!

  32. MsAubra says:

    I’m thinking this was the episode of Actor’s Studio that was taped in October with David O. Russel, Bradley and DeNiro? If so, why wouldn’t she appear? She’s been in Q/A session and countless interviews with all of them, this wouldn’t be too different. Some of the best moments on that show are when people are laid back and off the cuff and not being so proper! LOL