Jennifer Lawrence might be the perfect guest for Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.
For a massively famous celebrity, J.Law is surprisingly unguarded in nearly every interview she gives, and the cocktail-spiked setting of the Bravo late-night show’s season finale gave her ample opportunity to overshare about everything from her relationships with co-stars to her pre-Oscar rituals.
It was during Cohen’s “Plead the Fifth” segment that Lawrence admitted to kissing Hunger Games love interest Liam Hemsworth “when the cameras aren’t rolling.”
“Liam and I grew up together. Liam’s real hot,” she said matter-of-factly. “What would you have done?” she added, laughing. When Cohen remarked that he would pick Hemsworth’s Gale over Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta “any day,” Lawrence responded, “I did…at one point.”
Lawrence also declined to plead the fifth when Cohen asked her whether, like Susan Sarandon, she ever smoked pot before award shows. While Sarandon has said the only award show she didn’t get high before was the Oscars, Lawrence said she did the “reverse.”
“I smoked pot at none of them, but I saw my brother smoking out of a bong before one of the Oscars, won’t say which,” she said, and she did take a hit. She wouldn’t say whether it was the year she won for Silver Linings Playbook, which almost definitely means it was the year she won for Silver Linings Playbook. You may recall that’s the year she tripped up the stairs on her way to collecting the award.
The only question Lawrence refused to answer was a game of “marry, shag, kill” with Hutcherson, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper. “I don’t want to kill one of them!” she said.
She was a bit more coy when Cohen asked her about her rumored relationship with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. She would only say that they “never” confirmed the rumors one way or another and gave the host a “come on!” when he pushed her further on the issue.
Lawrence also confessed her obsession with the Real Housewives franchise at one point in the interview, telling Cohen she wanted his cellphone number so they could text during the infamous reunion shows that he hosts.
That discussion led to Lawrence explaining her aversion to Twitter, or as she calls it “texting the interweb.” Asked if she would ever start tweeting or Instagramming herself, she said, “God no, no way!” Sounding much older than her 25 years, she added, “I don’t know how to work that stuff, even if I wanted to be. I act like it’s some sort of superior thing, but I’m actually just like, ‘How does the Internet work?’”
Finally, in response to a caller’s question, Lawrence addressed any potential awkwardness in working with Melissa Rivers, who plays her mother Joan Rivers, in the new film Joy.
Less than a year before her death, Joan Rivers called Lawrence “arrogant” and a “hypocrite” for criticizing her show Fashion Police, which the actress said is “showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat.”
“I really do love Joan Rivers, she had such an incredible life and is an unbelievable woman,” Lawrence said Monday night. “I just am very opinionated, too.”
“I don’t think we would have had a beef had we met,” she said of Joan Rivers, saying that she made sure to compliment the comedian to Melissa Rivers “immediately” when they first met. “She’s so nice and great, so I got it out of the way and then we were great.”