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Jennifer Lawrence shades English actress on live TV

Lawrence has tried to downplay the exchange.

Feb 19, 2018, 12:44 pm

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Viewers watching the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night were left with a bad taste in their mouth after actress Jennifer Lawrence seemingly threw shade at British actress Joanna Lumley. But not so fast, Larence says.

Lumley, the 2017 recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship award, gave Lawrence a hearty welcome to the stage at the awards show. Lawrence was announcing the winner for outstanding British film.

“And we start with the award for outstanding British film and who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet,” she said. “Soon to be seen in Red Sparrow, it’s the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence.”

When Lawrence took the mic, she only mustered a half-hearted response.

“Hi, that was a bit much but thank you Joanna,” she said.

Lawrence addressed the drama on Magic Radio with show host Ronan Keating on Monday and said the whole thing was just an inside joke between her and Lumley. Apparently, Lawrence had jokingly told Lumley to go all out when she presented her that evening, and when Lumley followed through Lawrence was unsure how to react onstage. 

https://youtu.be/U7pI3mv1ecw

Watchers shared on Twitter that they felt Lawrence’s response was disrespectful.

https://twitter.com/RenuAmeNaggayar/status/965335898320711681

https://twitter.com/DG_John1994/status/965335406324736000

Whether a shade queen or conspirator besties with Lumley, the internet can’t get enough of Lawrence’s onstage antics.

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*First Published: Feb 19, 2018, 12:44 pm