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15 Funniest Jennifer Lawrence Quotes

Hollywood's golden girl is blazing a trail of her own, and we should thank her for it

Caitlin McBride

Published 19/11/2013 | 07:57

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US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premier of the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Leicester Square, central London, on November 11, 2013. The dystopian universe of "The Hunger Games" returns to cinema screens aiming to harness the star power of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and convey an unambiguous message of youthful rebellion. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE        (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premier of the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Leicester Square, central London, on November 11, 2013. The dystopian universe of "The Hunger Games" returns to cinema screens aiming to harness the star power of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and convey an unambiguous message of youthful rebellion. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence stumbles as she walks on stage to accept the award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence stumbles as she walks on stage to accept the award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

It's hard to narrow it down to 15, but here we go...

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1. On watching herself on screen

"Don’t go see the movies, I’m a troll. I think the movie was great, but their biggest mistake was me.”

2. On preparing for the red carpet

"t’s so scary. And then I end up getting so nervous that I get like [I am] now. I get really hyper. [Squeals.] So then I go in interviews and I’m like, ‘I’m like a chihuahua! I’m shaking and peeing!’ And then afterwards, I’m like, ‘I just talked about peeing on the red carpet.’”

3. On controlling her ego

“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’” – dishing to Vanity Fair about her experience in the business

4.  On her Oscars win

“This isn’t like an auction, right? You guys aren’t going to take it away?”

5. On training as Katniss for The Hunger Games

“I had to have running training because I’m not a very good runner. I run weird. The hardest stunt is probably basic running. And trying not to hit myself in the face with my bow, are my two greatest challenges.”

6. On being star struck by Meryl Streep

"One time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep. I just creepily stared at her.”

7. On struggling with her fame

Helena Bonham Carter and Jeff Bridges waved at me. And, of course, it would be absurd if they were waving at me, so I just stared at them. I stared at both of them. And they were like, ‘Alright, fine.’

8. On her weight

“I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.”

9. On her downtime

“If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.”

10. On travelling first class

“I always feel like an idiot every time I fly first class because I’m a kid. And I just sit there, and everyone’s got their newspapers and they’re on the computer, and I’m like, ‘Can I get a coloring book, please? Can I get some crayons?’”

11. On her social life

 I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of Dance Moms on."

12. On her Oscars speech

"You guys are just standing up because I fell, and it's so embarrassing."

13. On her childhood

“I was just like a pathological liar when I was a kid. I think I just wanted to one-up somebody. Somebody would be like, ‘Oh, God, my legs hurt.’ I’d be like, ‘Your legs hurt? I’m getting mine amputated next week.’ And that’s actually how my mother found out. She came to school and somebody was like, ‘God, that’s such a shame about Jennifer’s legs.’ She made me purge. I had to spill out all of my lies. I was like, ‘I said that Dad drove a barge, and we were millionaires, and you were pregnant, I had to get my legs amputated, and I spayed cats and dogs on the weekends.’ Now I can’t lie.

14. On meeting Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence

“Our first conversation was on the phone. I was in the bathtub, and I had to tell him that I was in the bathtub because I was afraid he would think I was, like, playing in the toilet when he heard water swishing around. [...] Then we had breakfast in Santa Monica, and I spit egg inside of his mouth when I was talking.

15. On her Golden Globes win

 “Oh, what does it say? ‘I Beat Meryl’!”

 

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