It was an evening to be remembered, but, as her fans can attest, any event attended by Jennifer Lawrence becomes memorable. With Lawrence’s frankness and unique brand of humor, and the event itself — the Producers Guild Awards, held last night — was no exception. Jennifer was asked to present an award to Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, which is the film responsible for bring us The Hunger Games saga.
The Hunger Games actress opened her speech, which was limited to a four minute runtime, by confessing to the audience that she rarely made public speeches and wished she’d taken a Xanax for the event, according to E! Online. Partly in humor, Ms. Lawrence told viewers that she usually declines invitations to present awards, due to the “overwhelming anxiety” she feels at public speaking engagements.
“But I when I heard it was for Feltheimer, I had to say yes because I just assumed that I was contractually obligated but then when I found out that I wasn’t, I had already picked out this dress.”
MTV News reported that The Hunger Games star then turned directly toward Feltheimer and added that she probably would make a mess of the presentation, just as he expected.
“Jonn was charged to insure that Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games incredible trilogy of books was respectfully brought to life in four films and it was a…large f**king failure!”
Of course, that statement was said in jest and taken with a laugh from an audience all too familiar with Ms. Lawrence’s fresh sense of humor. Jennifer went on to confess feeling a sense of hesitation upon initially being offered the starring role in The Hunger Games, knowing that a project of that magnitude could just as easily have destroyed her career, had the films been unsuccessful.
“I put my trust in Lionsgate and they put their trust in me and now I think we have a strong and amazing relationship that I hope lasts until my career dies at 35.”
Jennifer Lawrence will be in the public eye long after the incredibly successful Hunger Games films have faded into Hollywood’s past and certainly far beyond her 35th birthday, if Ms. Lawrence’s fans have anything to say about it.
Fans can catch Lawrence’s return as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on its release date of November 20. Already looking forward, Ms. Lawrence has again teamed with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence on this new project.