With apologies to fans of The Bill Engvall Show, Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t exactly a household name when she was nominated for an Oscar for her stunning work in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. It wasn’t her first film, though. In 2008, Lawrence starred in three movies, Garden Party, Poker House, and The Burning Plain, in which she acted alongside Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. You probably haven’t seen The Burning Plain, despite that stacked cast, because it’s not very good. But it did inspire a very good story.
Lawrence is currently making the late-night rounds for X-Men Apocalypse, including stops on The Graham Norton Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she told the host about a promotional interview she did for The Burning Plain. Lawrence informed a room full of journalists that fellow Oscar winner Basinger (who has a small, but memorable role in The Nice Guys) wouldn’t be there that day. When someone asked where she was, Lawrence replied, “You didn’t hear? Kim died.” Her comment was not well received.
“There was like a beat while it got translated and then it was like [explosion noise],” J-Law said as Fallon collapsed laughing. “And then I got ripped off the stage, thrown into media training, which was hilarious ‘cause I was like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.” (Via Huffington Post)
Lawrence could have danced — and killed Kim Basinger — all night.
(Via Huffington Post)