January 16, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence: “I Beat Meryl” Is A First Wives Club Quote
"It's never a good idea for me to wing it, but it was a quote from First Wives Club!" the Silver Linings Playbook actress explained. "Bette Midler was talking about a Globe -- I can't believe nobody has ever done it before -- where she says, 'Look what it says, it says I beat Meryl.'"
The comment prompted some viewers, including Lindsay Lohan, to criticize Lawrence’s choice of words. "No one should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep," Lohan tweeted.
Lawrence is sure she did not offend Streep. "First of all, it's Meryl Streep. You can't offend Meryl Streep. And then all of the sudden I hate Meryl Streep. Is that what this turned into? I don't like Meryl Streep? As if I had my eyes on getting that girl forever and I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!'"
"I wanted to make a public statement and say, 'Hey idiots. It's a quote from a movie,'" Lawrence added.