Jennifer Lawrence is a veritable powerhouse of unstoppable comedy, churning out witty and charming quotes like a human Gatling gun of entertainment. Lawrence’s proclivity for delivering impromptu, bluntly honest commentary, alongside her down-to-earth personality, has garnered the affections of virtually an entire nation; throw into the equation her phenomenal acting skills, and you have a thoroughly likable character.
To put it simply, the promising Hunger Games actress has provided the world with a slew of amazing quotes and disturbingly amusing facial expressions, lending herself nicely to YouTube video snapshots and immortalization in GIF form.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at 15 of the funniest Jennifer Lawrence moments, quotes and facial expressions witnessed, thus far.
1. The Jeff Bridges Moment
It’s perhaps fair to say that Jennifer has a bit of a nerdy streak, which is one of the factors that makes her so utterly lovable. This personality trait was no better exemplified than when she met her idol, Jeff Bridges, for the very first time.
The moment was as engrossing as it was endearing, showing the Hunger Games sensation to be just like any other ordinary, vulnerable human being.
Upon meeting one’s heroes, some people prefer the subtle, “play it cool” approach, whereas others can’t help but gush uncontrollably; Jennifer definitely fell into the latter category.
At the mere whiff of The Big Lebowski star, an awe-struck Lawrence feverishly danced around him like a giddy school girl. Bridges – initially dazed and confused by the spectacle – appeared to relish the affections of his adoring celebrity fan, and even allowed Lawrence to play host to a brief interview.
The Like Crazy artist, as a newbie to the show business industry, still has a hard time adjusting to the life of fame and fortune. Meeting fellow celebrities is something that Lawrence is evidently still getting used to, as highlighted by another discomforting interaction with Bridges:
“Helena Bonham Carter and Jeff Bridges waved at me. And, of course, it would be absurd if they were waving at me, so I just stared at them. I stared at both of them. And they were like, ‘Alright, fine.’”
2. Jack Nicholson Surprises Lawrence
Following her much-deserved win, at the Academy Awards in 2012, in the category of Best Actress for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence duly attended the GMA’s Oscar Party.
During the glitzy event, she was recorded during a post-show interview when Jack Nicholson made waves with a surprise appearance. Akin to the Jeff Bridges moment, a stunned Lawrence was, once more, unable to control her inner geek.
As Nicholson walks away, Jennifer’s composure completely crumbles, as she sits with her overwhelmed head held in her hands – almost as if paralyzed by the experience.
3. The Window Obsession
Some people like the smell of freshly cut grass; others appreciate the sunset on a warm summer’s evening; Jennifer Lawrence likes panes of glass.
The first step to admitting you have a problem is acceptance. Jennifer was more than willing to confront her unusual past-time of pressing herself up against glass doors in a trifling, albeit amusing, Twitter post.
4. Attempting to Engulf a Microphone
Die-hard Jennifer Lawrence fans will know that she starred in X-Men: First Class, assuming the role of a juvenile, perpetually-naked Mystique.
In this next clip, a large contingent of actors, spanning the entire X-Men franchise, appear at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con expo. Halle Berry offers a personal and touching appraisal of reuniting with some of her former cast members, a speech that was rather eloquently delivered.
Then, up steps Jennifer, who almost inadvertently swallows the microphone:
On a separate occasion, whilst being introduced for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire Comic Con panel, Jennifer came onstage to rapturous applause. One rather excitable audience member screamed “I love you!” to which the star promptly responded, “Thank you. You’re a very secure woman.”
5. The Graceful Expressions of the ‘Hunger Games’ Sweetheart
Many consider Lawrence to be quite extraordinary, for a number of reasons; from her straightforward approach to life to her kind and funny nature, she is always a pleasure to watch.
However, one of the star’s most impressive talents involves her eclectic range of facial expressions, which she has a knack of deploying at will, frightening small children and creatures in the nearby vicinity.
6. Backstage Q&As, Following Oscar Victory
Lawrence is not exactly renowned for the traditional, long-winded speeches and engaging in pointless platitudes. In presenting the starlet with a stupid or draconian question, this is where she seems most forthright and shines best, at least in the comedy department.
After scooping up an Oscar, Lawrence was later asked about the notorious fall she took when attempting to claim her award. The interviewer enquires, “was it a fall, what happened?”, to which Jennifer playfully exclaims:
“what do you mean, ‘what happened?’ Look at my dress! I tried to walk upstairs in this dress; that’s what happened.”
Another highlight involved a separate interviewer, desperately trying to offer Lawrence a fashion compliment and understand the preparations that she underwent before the glamorous occasion. On the surface, all seemed to be going well, as she craned her neck towards the eager interviewer, conveying a pensive expression; it turns out, she was facing the wrong way.
After realigning herself, she answered the question in typical Lawrence-style, prompting bursts of laughter from an amused audience. In a moment of unprecedented candor, the actress explained the basis for her jokey demeanor:
“I’m sorry, I did a shot before I… sorry! Jesus.”
Check out the YouTube video, below, to see one of the funniest post-Oscars Q&A sessions you’re likely to see, for some time to come:
7. Who Are You Wearing?
A member of the Associated Press, one of the world’s top news agencies, asked an entirely innocuous question about the dress that she was wearing. The frank and obvious response was another moment of hilarious comedy, served up by the young performer, who was clearly taking no prisoners.
8. Jennifer Lawrence on ‘Dumb & Dumber’ and ‘Harry Potter’
Another fine moment, that will likely set the hearts of many a movie buff racing, is when Lawrence informed Jimmy Fallon that she was an undying fan of numerous light-hearted comedy films.
Quite remarkably, the 23-year-old claimed to know the words to Dumb & Dumber, Step Brothers and Anchor Man, verbatim, before demanding Fallon examine her on Dumb & Dumber trivia.
During yet another interview on the Jimmy Fallon show, Lawrence was doing the publicity circuit to build up hype for the first installment of The Hunger Games.
The conversation quickly digressed onto her unorthodox decorum in First Class cabins of airplanes and her appreciation for all things Harry Potter.
Briefly returning back to the subject of Harry Potter, the young sensation also recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the techniques she employed to keep the prying paparazzi at bay:
“I wrap myself up to look like Lord Voldemort so that they can’t see anything because the thought of giving them a picture that will make them money absolutely infuriates me.”
9. The Nutritious Workout Regimen
To star in blockbuster action films these days, as an actor or actress, you have to maintain a beautiful aesthetic and a certain level of fitness. It’s quite natural for journalists to delve a little deeper into the diets and exercise regimens that celebrities must endure, prior to assuming some of the more physically demanding roles of major Hollywood movies.
As you might have already guessed, Jennifer was asked this very question by an interviewer from Extra. Her refreshing response provides insight into the actress’ lifestyle, when she’s not tasked with acting.
10. Stalking John Stamos
Making an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show, Lawrence talked about the first time she met John Stamos, as well as the disturbing, lust-fuelled events that led up to that moment.
Jennifer claims she followed the former Full House star around at a party, staring at his assets and generally acting like a bit of a sexual prowler. All ended well, however, as the Winter Bones star eventually managed to meet her crush, who initially suspected that she had taken to imbibing in illicit drugs.
11. Born to Act… But Not to Dance
Another interesting little factoid about the celebrity star is that she is not exactly the best of dancers. She has, rather succinctly, described her dancing skills, on past occasion:
“I’m a horrible dancer! I’m like a dad at prom. I look like Gumby getting electrocuted.”
I’m guessing we won’t see Lawrence appearing on Dancing With the Stars anytime soon.
12. Josh Hutcherson Menstruating
Up next is another quirky interview moment, where Lawrence talks alongside Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson, whilst talking to ET Online.
During the opening segment, she reflects upon her excitement and nervousness after winning the 2013 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Face of Heroism. The solo part of the interview goes off without a hitch and there is, alas, a distinct absence of classic eccentricities tumbling from the amusingly impulsive J-law mind.
However, Jennifer trots off and meets Taylor Swift just prior to the next stage of the interview. With the moment filling the star’s head with a rush of endorphins, she takes aim at an unsuspecting Hutcherson, when discussing the on-set chemistry between the pair.
Lawrence and Hutcherson appear to have a strong rapport – one that is partly built upon mocking one another into whimpering submission. This became immediately obvious when Jennifer and Liam Hemsworth interrupted an interview between Hutcherson and E! Online, creating quite the embarrassing situation for the poor guy.
13. Mentos and Altoids
Lawrence is evidently a big fan of the breath mints, as evidenced by a number of crazed, mint-centric incidents.
The first occasion saw Lawrence seated between Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, during a photo call for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie, based in Madrid. As the glossy actors and actresses were being introduced, Lawrence was clumsily fumbling around with a box of mints; the end result was an undeniable fail.
Meanwhile, during the world premiere for the next Hunger Games movie, shown in London, this unhealthy fixation with mints seemed to continue. When asked by presenter Edith Bowman how she was doing, it’s hard to imagine that anyone in the audience was expecting the response they were given.
14. What it Means to be an Artist
As a top actress and a consummate professional – becoming the second-youngest female to bag an Academy Award for Best Actress – Jennifer loves her work deeply. Her dedication to her work is, however, thwarted by one factor – food.
15. More Jennifer Lawrence Faces
We thought we would leave you with just a few more uncanny Lawrence-esque facial expressions. These GIFs really don’t require much in the way of explanation, but do showcase her ability to emote in the most radical of ways. So, without further ado…
This was one of the most painfully difficult articles I’ve ever had to write, simply due to the sheer number of hilarious moments, quotes and facial expressions that Jennifer Lawrence has given to the world. Ultimately, however, we hope to see more comedy gold from the budding actress for many years to come.
By James Fenner