Hollywood’s sweetheart reportedly had a run in with the Biebs. According to reports, after asking to meet Justin Bieber at a Cannes Film Festival party this weekend, actress Jennifer Lawrence reportedly shot down a request to be photographed with the “Baby” singer.
“I want to meet Bieber!!” Lawrence, 23, was heard saying upon arriving at the celeb-filled Vanity Fair and Armani party at Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France, May 17, VanityFair.com is reporting. Despite her wish eventually being granted by VF employees, E! News reported that the “Hunger Games” star turned down the chance to take a photo with the performer.
“She declined to take a photo with the Bieber because she just wanted it to be ‘normal’ when meeting him,” reads the report.
While the duo’s meeting was not captured on film, Vanity Fair claims the A-lister's meet-and-greet was a success, reporting, “We can confirm that they did indeed exchange pleasantries and that the party was made all the better for it.”
Despite Lawrence turning down the opportunity to pose with Bieber, the singer apparently didn’t have any trouble snagging another side piece for the evening. According to E!, the 20-year-old singer, formerly linked to Selena Gomez, was seen leaving an event at Gotha Nightclub later that same night with 33-year-old socialite Paris Hilton by his side.
“Hilton didn’t let their age difference get in the way of some playful coziness with a shirtless Bieber,” reads the report, adding that the former “The Simple Life" reality star reportedly seen jumping on Bieber's lap during the party.
Lawrence, who is currently in the midst of shooting the “Hunger Games” final installment “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” was reportedly joined by her cast members Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin to the Vanity Fair party. Just hours before her May 17 outing, Lawrence accompanied her “Hunger Games” co-stars, including franchise newcomer actress Julianne Moore, at a photocall in honor of the two-part film’s November 2014 release at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.