Jennifer Lawrence‘s appearance on The Late Show Monday night might go down as one of her most memorable. Not only did Colbert bust out the booze and basically get Lawrence drunk throughout the interview, he also got the details about her year away from working on set, her feelings about Donald Trump, her annoyance with Harvey Weinstein trying to use her as a defense, and the experience of hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live with a very unhelpful Kim Kardashian.
It was something from start to finish and likely had plenty cut out judging from the editing job applied throughout.
You knew it was going to be something special when Patton Oswalt teased it on Twitter. He actually tried to emulate this chat a bit during his interview, forcing Colbert to bring the booze back out and allowing Oswalt a moment to slip out of his shoes. It’s a fine follow-up to Lawrence’s appearance, but she really holds onto the spotlight.
She talks about how she will be taking a year off to focus on teaching and raising awareness to get big money out of politics. She credits Trump’s presidency with giving her the motivation to read up on politics, saying that when he got elected her “head spun off.” Colbert then brings up Harvey Weinstein and his lawyer’s comments using Lawrence’s past statements in the mogul’s defense, leading to the actress referring to him as a “horrible ass boil that will not go away.” Even when you pop him, he just will not go away.
All of this is kept as light as possible thanks to the booze, with Lawrence admitting she’s a bit drunk by the end of the chat. She also talks about her time at Amy Schumer’s wedding, her role in Red Sparrow, and her family back in Kentucky. It’s well worth your time.
(Via The Late Show)