Jennifer Lawrence, who earned a Golden Globe for “Silver Linings Playbook” on Sunday, does not believe her box-office bankability necessarily makes her career worthy of the James Lipton treatment.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 22-year-old revealed that she turned down an invitation to appear on the famed craft seminar “Inside the Actors Studio.”
“Do you know how much that guy [Lipton] would hate me?” she said of the show’s host. “’Tell me about your method?’ There is no method! I never know my lines! He would be horrified. 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.”
Lawrence would have been the show’s youngest female guest: Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the show at just 19 in 2008.
We’re also guessing that the star’s recent “acting is stupid” statements wouldn’t have gone over too well with Lipton, whose overenthusiasm for actors has inspired countless spoofs.
“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid,” Lawrence told Vanity Fair. “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.’”
"Inside the Actor's Studio," which has aired for 19 seasons, has featured interviews with such legendary talents as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Steven Spielberg.
But the show has also had a number of questionable guests including Martin Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson. Let’s not forget that Mike Myers got a two-hour special.
Although Lawrence is a relative newbie, there would have been a few notable projects to discuss.
In 2010, following her memorable turn in “The Burning Plan,” Lawrence earned an Oscar nomination for the harrowing drama “Winter’s Bone,” making her one of the youngest Best Actress nominees of all time.
The next year, she appeared in small but significant roles in “The Beaver” and “Like Crazy” before starring as Mystique in the prequel “X-Men: First Class.”
In 2012, the actress shot to superstardom after winning the converted role of Katniss Everdeen in blockbuster “The Hunger Games.” Later in the year, Lawrence’s performance as a depressed widow in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” deflected attention from her dreadful horror film “House At the End of the Street” and has made her a dominant figure in this year's awards season.
Lawrence is set to star in a number of upcoming films including the depression-era drama “Serena,” opposite “Silver Linings” costar Bradley Cooper, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”