Jennifer Lawrence confirms: she was really drunk at the NYC ‘Red Sparrow’ premiere

'Red Sparrow' Premiere in New York

I really didn’t like Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior look or styling at the New York premiere of Red Sparrow this week. It felt like she was styled as something she was not: some dark fairy princess, or Eva Green. J-Law doesn’t have that vibe. She lacks the goth gene. She will always be the perpetually drunk, bubbly girl with a serious case of Dorito farts. Speaking of, apparently J-Law was absolutely hammered on the New York red carpet. She admitted as much to Andy Cohen, because she did a pre-taped bit on Watch What Happens Live where she drank wine, then she went on The Late Show and Stephen Colbert was encouraging her to drink rum.

The 27-year-old actress was on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show Wednesday when she revealed that she got drunk at a taping of his TV show “Watch What Happens Live!” before heading out to the movie premiere.

“But I did get drunk at your thing,” Lawrence admitted. “Can we look at the premiere photos please? I look like I had had electroshock therapy.”

“In my head I’m like, ‘I’m a goth dream,’ and then I looked at the photos and I’m like, ‘I’m a goth dream on crack’,” she added. “My eyes were like ‘I’m not drunk!’”

[From ET Canada]

She wishes she could pull off “goth dream on crack.” Instead what we got was a drunk woman in a sh-tty dress and too-dark makeup, who couldn’t even stand up straight because she was so hammered. Which brings me another point: Jennifer drinks too much, right? At some point, it felt like every one of her stories now involves being really, really drunk. It’s actually been that way for several years now.

Meanwhile, Jennifer did the Howard Stern interview this week too – you can hear the full thing here, and here are some highlights:

Auditioning for Twilight: “I didn’t really know what it was. When you audition when you’re like a run of the mill actor…you know we’re all auditioning for all sorts of things, you just get like five pages and they’re like, ‘Act monkey.’ When it came out I was like, ‘Hot damn! Woah!’”

The role she was heartbroken not to get: “Emma Stone and I actually had this conversation once because we used to always audition for the same thing, which now seems silly because our careers are so different…she got one thing that I was dying for, but the one thing that really killed me, like the only time I’ve ever been truly devastated by losing an audition…was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.”

How she falls down all the time: “The next year [at the Oscars], I fell on a f–king traffic cone. Everything would have been fine if I didn’t fall on that g-ddamn traffic cone because then it immediately looked like it was my sh-t. My heel snapped in England. I mean, on the ‘Hunger Games’ press tour I fell in every g-ddamn city.”

Who she’s dating: She told Howard she is currently single, squashing rumors of her dating Brad Pitt or her “Red Sparrow” co-star Joel Edgerton. In fact, Jennifer said she rarely gets asked out by guys. “I really, I don’t get hit on,” she said. “My sex life is not lit.”

[From Howard Stern’s show]

I actually believe, at this point, that she’s not dating Joel Edgerton. He seems too obvious a suspect, and he’s also so obviously… hot. I don’t think Jennifer is looking for obviously hot guys at this point. But I’m not sure if she knows what or who she really wants. As for her klutz routine… I remember that press tour vividly and she really did fall down in every f–king city. The press tour became, like, Klutz Watch: J-Law Edition. Is that related to the fact that she could drink ten sailors under the table on any given night?

'Red Sparrow' Premiere in New York

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  1. Clare says:

    Eh, can you imagine turning up to work trashed? Regardless of what you do…this is so…unprofessional and disrespectful towards colleagues who are likely paid a fraction of her salary. And then treating it like a big joke, instead of accepting it was a stupid and disrespectful thing to do. She needs to grow the fuck up.

    I mean, don’t care what you do on your own time, but you’re at work representing a film and a huge team that worked on the film. GROW UP.

    • Jamie says:

      well she got drunk from going to work. Right before the premiere, she was at two appearances and both shows made it a point to give her alcohol to get she to say shit. so she was drunk because of work, which i think is acceptable.

      You could say she could have refused but then the two show would have been less interesting.

      • Nicole says:

        Except going overboard is her doing. We have drinks at work functions and if I have something to do at said work function I keep the alcohol to a minimum. If not then no one cares but if you can’t walk normally when you’re sober maybe lessen the drinking until that’s done?

      • Clare says:

        @Jamie I kind of see what yo are saying, but I disagree. We have alcohol at work events ALL the time – doesn’t mean I down a bottle of wine and act like a twat and get away with it. Nope.

        Also, there are plenty of ways to be ‘interesting’ without getting drunk. And if you can’t manage that, maybe don’t schedule things the same day as a premier.

        No one objects to having a drink or two, but come on, its so ridiculous and disrespectful to turn up to a premier obviously inebriated. Her colleagues deserve better, that’s all.

      • Ellie says:

        They “gave her alcohol” makes it sounds like they were creepy predators and she had no agency. She’s made it a point with dressgate that what she does is HER CHOICE. She chose to get drunk at work knowing full well she had two more work functions she had to represent her film and herself at.

        Also if she has to be drunk to be more interesting, she is literally Fun Bobby from Friends and he went and got help.

      • magnoliarose says:

        What she drank was not enough to stay drunk until evening.
        With all the drinking stories and showing up to work drunk, she may have an issue she needs to address.
        There just seems to be a lot of alcohol in her life and falling all the time is a little worrying.

      • Missskitttin says:

        She went to her work event TRASHED, not after having a couple of shots. It’s not cute anymore.

      • Tina says:

        I watched her on Colbert last night (I live abroad, so they show it with a delay) after having first read this… I paid extra attention whhen she asked for liquir, got rum, commented she has a premierre to go to aftereards but kept downing the rum- and… when she said “I’m so drunk right now” Colbert replied something like “Oh, honey, I xan promise you’re more than drunk” or “have had more than rum” I can’t remember the exact wording- but he implied she has more in her system than the rum he was pouring in her glass. She pretended she hadn’t heard it and continued like a pro with the promotion and her laid-back act, but she was not as cheerful as in the beginning

    • S says:

      This. She’s, at best, messy and unprofessional and it isn’t “cute,” just because she’s a decent actress, or just because she’s a gorgeous woman.

    • Jane2222 says:

      I’m laughing at the idea that turning up slightly wasted to a premiere is disrepectful. That’s like turning up to your firm’s Christmas party after a few shots, ie not a problem at all. I used to work in film PR – everyone does it! Why do people get so angry at Jennifer Lawrence for the most innocent things?

      • Cherry says:

        I don’t see the big deal, either. And I agree, seems to me standards are super high for jLaw all the time.

      • Pam_L says:

        But the thing is that even by her own admission she was drunk, not slightly messy and there is a difference. I think slightly messy might expected at such things for less experienced actors and actresses with the excitement, noise, lights, photographers yelling at you to look this way and smile like that, the industry people, and the fans. But at 27 after years of this now perhaps even slightly messy is pretty unprofessional of Jennifer. She knows–or should know by 27–her drinking limits. The night of a work event is not the time to get even slightly messing, is it?

      • Trixie says:

        IF my employees got drunk and kind of stupid at the Christmas party, it would be something I would note. A couple of drinks, sure. Visibly drunk? I can’t trust that person with clients in social settings. Time and place.
        And yes, I do think JLaw has or is developing an issue with alcohol. So many of her stories and appearances involve alcohol. I predict rehab within 5 years. I truly think she self-medicates.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I would never show up for work drunk. This is work, not a party. It is unprofessional, and it makes the job of her team much harder.

      • Meggles says:

        I agree her alcohol consumption sounds alarming, but let’s not pretend a movie star getting drunk at a promo event remotely compares to a regular person turning up drunk to the office. The standards are completely different. Getting naked in the office would be a fireable offence too, yet for many actresses it’s literally a job requirement.

        Not to take away any sense of personal responsibility, but in office jobs bosses are not literally encouraging/demanding employees drink on the basis it makes them better at their jobs. I’ve seen agents and directors give actors coke or diet pills because they felt the actor “needed it” to do their job.

      • Raina says:

        I’m laughing, too. It’s not like her work is serious that way. It’s entertainment. The level of pearly clutching is hilarious. A lot of my 20s were spent with alcohol. Do you.

    • Mmg says:

      I do agree she’s exhausting but this is not a good analogy – can you imagine turning up at work in a Dior gown? Or having an interview for a job where you’re asked to scream at a sttanger and make out with them? Being an entertainer is not like a regular job. Getting drunk during an interview is not scandalous in Hollywood, they’re supposed to be funny and make people laugh. Not too long ago, Halle Berry was poured a glass of whisky as a joke during a press conference by her costars (iirc) and she drank it, then had to continue working. You can’t compare Hollywood’s norms to your company’s norms.

      That said I do believe she drinks too much – or more importantly, too often – and does it to deal with her anxiety and opposed to for fun, which is a slippery slope. At this point, I just always assume she’s drunk when I see a video or premiere photos of her.

    • Mina says:

      I know what you’re saying, but this is hardly a normal work environment context. It’s not like she showed up drunk on set or to a press interview. Do you know how many actors get drunk in red carpets/premiere parties? (Hint: most of them). She’s just being candid about it and probably exaggerating it to keep in her brand.

      • Sara says:

        She has to do interviews on the red carpet. She did interviews on this particular red carpet (see CB’s latest JLaw story today). Red carpet premieres are part of her job: it is her job to promote her film. So yes, she did show up to work drunk where she had to do press interviews.

      • Mina says:

        Okay and did she say anything stupid or did anything scandalous or unprofessional while in the actual red carpet? I’m honestly asking, because I’m sure if she’d done something horrible it would be everywhere and I haven’t seen it, aside from here. So aside from her saying she was drunk, do we have proof of unprofessional behavior?

  2. Rapunzel says:

    What role did Emma win over JLaw? I’d love to know.

  3. Jamie says:

    i watched colbert’s show and he was really pouring rum into her. He would make a motion to drink and she would follow suit, but he didn’t drink finish some of his drinks and just kept refilling her glass, lol

  4. minx says:

    She’ll start losing her looks fast if she drinks heavily.

  5. Lala says:

    I can no longer with her…seriously…and I had been caping for her since 2010, when I first saw her in Lori Petty’s astounding “The Poker House”….

  6. Nicole says:

    Yea she’s had ridiculous drunk stories for a minute now. And again at 21-22 it was whatever but at 27? Ehhhh
    I think a few commenters brought it up during her last promotional tour. Its getting really obvious that she’s constantly wasted.

    • Una says:

      ITA. I know some people think “act your age” is insulting but Jen needs to come in terms with the fact that she is not “cute” anymore. She is not a plucky country girl in her early 20s, she is a millionaire Hollywood commodity.

      • Nicole says:

        I mean at what point is “act your age” a valid critique. Because in this case its something i would say. Same with guys in their 30s acting like entitled frat bros in their 20s. At some point we do need to grow up and not play Peter Pan

    • Naddie says:

      I thought about it, but more in terms of health. A 27 year old body doesn’t recover from alcohol the same way a 20 ys one. I actually find so weird that I really care about her well being.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I dated a guy once who was an alcoholic. I didn’t know it at first because he hid it, but when I thought back about it later, he was practically telling me by relating a lot of stories and alcohol was a big part of most of them.
      I am not saying she is an alcoholic, but at 27 she is still doing it, so I do wonder if she overdoes it a lot.

      • Nicole says:

        I have the same worry. I’m the same age and now its rare if i go out and do shots (typically on my birthday). Normally its wine at dinner occasionally or at functions I attend.
        Getting black out drunk stops being normal, okay or cute around 25

      • Trixie says:

        I think she is self-medicating for depression and/or anxiety. That is how so many alcoholics start. I do think she is headed for trouble. Alcohol seems like one of her most important relationships. She should be very careful with it, or she will end up in trouble. And I don’t wish that on anyone, no matter how annoying and rude I find her.

    • Olive says:

      i see her eventually winding up in rehab. might take another 10 years, since it gets brushed away with ‘oh that j-law, so relateable! so funny!’

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Two people who need to just accept that they cannot pull off dark, goth or edgy: Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift.

  8. HelloSunshine says:

    She’s exhausting. When she does press tours, it feels like it’s been happening for months when it’s only been a week. Idk, I want to like her, I want to see what all these other people see in her that’s so great, but I just don’t. We’re just about the same age and she’s that person I would cancel group plans because of lol

    • Mj says:

      Hello sunshine, I’m with you. I don’t get it and if it were other actresses or other famous people, they wouldn’t get away with all the crap she says and does. She’s exhausting and I find her trying so hard to be that cool girl who hangs with the guys. Her obsession and love for the Kardashians I don’t understand either. The more I hear from her, the less I like her. Also, I think her acting is extremely overrated. I loved her in Winter’s Bone, but it seemed like she became the new it girl and unworthy nominations were given to her.

    • Nicole says:

      Same. I’m the same age as her, taylor, emma, adele so sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like to hang out with her. She would be the person I could take once a month maybe at a big outing. But I would’ve stopped hanging out one on one because she seems exhausting and ON all the time.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I wouldn’t probably be friends with her because she is exhausting, but acquaintances would be fine in social settings a few times a decade.
      I don’t even dislike her as much as find her schtick getting tired and she is overexposed.

  9. sunnydeereynolds says:

    I mean…. I guess that explains why she looks like a hot mess in that photos. I don’t even know what to comment anymore. She’s has been such a mess and extra annoying lately. She’s 27. Isn’t she tired of this cool drunk girl who loves pizza, farting, peeing on sink persona she’s been selling?

  10. Veronica says:

    Man, J Law really does not bring out the happy threads, that’s for sure.

  11. Jane2222 says:

    I love J-Law’s promotional tours. She stirs things up like no one else, and brings all the energy and charisma to the table. She’s such a talent, both as an actress and a celebrity: the aggro she attracts is just a reflection of her impact.

    • Bridget says:

      Except, isn’t the goal to get people to want to pay to watch her movie?

    • Mina says:

      I honestly think she only aggravates people who are really paying attention to celebrities, like most of us who read this site. She doesn’t annoy me, for some reason, even though I met her early in her career and she was pretty rude. I think her talent and onscreen presence elevates her beyond any personality issues, and like you said somewhere else, her range is really good. And people obviously like her, most of her movies have been very succesful in the box office, even when getting bad reviews.

      • magnoliarose says:

        That isn’t true. Her box office has been declining steadily since 2014-15. Mother bombed big time. Joy wasn’t a hit. Passengers wasn’t and the last X Men wasn’t a hit. Serena was a bomb and ravaged by the critics.
        She needs this movie to be a hit. If not there will be a swift reaction and the media will take note.

      • Mina says:

        I’m willing to bet Red Sparrow won’t be a hit. I actually liked it, because it was very entertaining despite its brutality, but I think I’ll be in the minority. I suppose her hits or misses are debatable. I think Joy can be counted as a success, because it’s a movie that wouldn’t have made 100 million if it didn’t have Lawrence in it. Serena was horrible in every way, but also had a lot of issues behind the scenes. She was hardly the main character in X men so I don’t know if that’s on her. Passengers it’s surprising it managed to get to 300 million when it was probably one of the worst reviewed movies of that year.

        Then again, what other actress her age has had as many succesful movies as she had, plus an Oscar, in just a few years? Maybe if this movie is a flop, it will help her start choosing her projects more carefully.

  12. Arianna says:

    well I think the problem is that she in fact cannot drink ten sailors under the table…

  13. Kristy says:

    I have been over JLaw from the get-go. I will never understand her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. I do not get the tits-over-ass love fest that folks have with her. This often makes me question my own taste and judgment–how can I have disregard for America’s Sweetheart? I think she’s lovely woman whose talent is crazy over-hyped. Just one woman’s opinion.

  14. she's an idiot says:

    She has been so unprofessional on this press tour. She isn’t 23 anymore — time to grow up. Is she okay? I can’t imagine any legit, non-perverted filmmaker (like PTA, Nolan, Scorsese) wanting to hire her after all this.

    • Jane2222 says:

      You mean Scorsese who said she was brilliant in Mother?

    • Mina says:

      Why unprofessional though? She’s promoted the movie as she’s supposed to do, and has had to field the constant questions about her nudity on it. Which is quite disgusting to see, that all the so called liberal and woke media outlets are so scandalized because a 27 year old actress decided to do a nude scene in a movie. She’s being her usual self, and the mainstream public still likes her for it.

      • Mina says:

        What? Except for mother! and Serena (the latter had other problems), all her movies have been hit at the box office. Even Passengers, which should have been a big flop, did okay thanks to the international market, which matters more and more. And J-Law is pretty well liked in other countries so I’d say she’s one of the more bankable female starts at the moment. I guess Red Sparrow will show if that still holds, though.

      • starkiller says:

        In what other countries is she pretty well liked? In any other countries I’ve ever been to, she’s perceived as exactly what she is—a typical loud, crass, poorly-dressed American.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Her movies have not been hits since 2015 technically. I checked the numbers, and she’s in a definite slump. In fact when I looked and thought about her movies as a whole they are mediocre. There are no classics or diversity. She hasn’t had that one big role that has her stamp on it besides Winter’s Bone. Her male leads have been underwhelming too.

      • Mina says:

        She’s popular in Asia and South America, especially in Mexico. And by popular, I don’t exactly mean liked liked, but people know who she is and the international market still can be moved by star power. Since 2015 she’s done only three movies, not counting Red Sparrow, X-Men Apocalypse did well (and of course you could argue not because or despite her); Passengers wasn’t the hit it should have been but it got back it’s budget and mother! was the only real failure, although I don’t think that’s on Lawrence or anyone expected it to be a success.

        I do agree with magnoliarose that she seems to be in a bit of a slump compared to the times around her Oscar win, but I think she’s been experimenting a lot with genres and risking it while she can, which I appreciate in an actress. She could easily stick with obvious hits. She’s been extremely prolific in her career in terms of the amount of movies she’s made in barely 10 years, and maybe it’s time for her to take a break and refocus.

    • Veronica says:

      Technically, she’s doing her job very well – we haven’t stopped talking about her since she began her promotional tour.

  15. Miss Grace Jones says:

    Her eyes look like she’s possessed by the devil.

  16. Jane2222 says:

    I don’t get people who claim she has no talent, or that she’s overrated. To me, her talent is obvious – she has a massive range, can go both intense and comic, and she has charisma to burn. I get why some people find her annoying, but she’s every inch a real movie star – and so much more interesting than most of her counterparts.

  17. Mina says:

    I don’t think she looks terrible in that outfit, but her posture is super awkward. I don’t think she’s learned how to pose on the red carpet yet. She needs some lessons from Miss J.

  18. Patty says:

    She’s going to look awful in 10 years. The tanning, the smoking, the drinking – she’s not going to age well.

  19. Dttimes2 says:

    If they cast her in Tarantinos new movie with Brad Pitt – there goes his sobriety

  20. raincoaster says:

    I believe her. I know that being Super Real Girl is her image, but I honestly believe what she says here. Oh god, I’m not being charmed, am I????

    She just seems like someone whose professional aspirations basically peak at “going on Howard Stern” and anything beyond that is something she’s completely unprepared for.

  21. Layla Love says:

    She’s a pig who loves to dance a jig! She will implode one day…her type always does .

  22. geneva says:

    She was hilarious on 60 minutes interview and so irreverant. My sense from what she told the interviewer that she was an intense child and she dropped out of school in the ninth grade to pursue this acting dream. Makes me wonder, though, if this fame is lonely…maybe lonely on levels that turned a promising actress like Lindsay Lohan into a wreck. Luckily, she has more stablitiy in her life..but yeah…the saying goes “a man/woman takes a drink. A drink takes a drink. The drink takes the man/woman.” It is like the ocean or mountains, you have to treat alcohol with a fearful respect because it can turn on you and ultimately if you are an alcoholic it takes everything.

  23. serena says:

    So unprofessional, but can’t expect less from her. I’m so over her, yet I always hope she’ll grow up in a somewhat responsible adult, given the platform she has.

  24. Elena says:

    We didn’t see any of this repeated advertising of how much she likes to drink during the mother promotion. Aronofsky came off as pretentious and controlling, but if he was able to help her stay sober for their press tour, good on him. Or maybe their PR people just hid it better.