Jennifer Lawrence may have made a few bad movies in the last two years, but she is ready for her big comeback. With her newest film Red Sparrow doing well in the box office, the 27-year-old actress is ready for her closeup at the Oscars 2018. In fact, this may get her the opportunity she has been longing for to run into her latest crush, Timothee Chalamet.
The Oscar winner has not been seen in the last two Academy Awards shows because none of her works have been nominated. With Serena, Joy, Passengers, and mother! all getting poor reviews and not doing so well in sales, the formerly highest-earning actress was relegated to second place, with Emma Stone taking that coveted title.
However, that has not stopped the Hunger Games star from pushing out even more movies. Her latest project, Red Sparrow, is out in cinemas now, which means that she also got to come out to the public with her hilarious remarks on the film’s promotional tour.
One of the most memorable comments she made on tour is about an up-and-coming actor named Timothee Chalamet. He is currently nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars this year, which, at age 22, is a remarkable achievement.
According to E! Online, Jennifer Lawrence, in awe of his achievement and skills, boldly declared that he is “so, so talented and hot,” checking if he is over the age of 18 for her to be making comments like that.
She also went on to joke that she is “buttering him up like a pig for slaughter,” adding “…then I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30.”
“I didn’t realize he was so young,” she added. “Tell him to wait!”
She will have a chance to say that to him this Sunday at the Oscars. She will be in attendance for sure this year as she and Jodie Foster will be announcing the winner for Best Actress, according to Variety. They were called in to replace Casey Affleck, one of the Oscar winners from last year, who has a sexual harassment scandal hanging over his head. While it is a shame that she was not chosen to announce for Timothee’s category, they’re certainly moving in the same crowd this coming weekend.
It is a good thing that the Call Me By Your Name actor also feels similarly for the actress.
“As I’ve said before, she’s a total legend,” he told E! Online. “She’s an icon amongst young people where it’s tough to have a career at a young age, and she’s done that and then some.”
Turns out, this will not be the first time that he will be seeing her in person.
“I’ve gotten to meet her a couple times,” he said. “She’s awesome.”
Oscars 2018 will start on Sunday, March 4, at 5 p.m. PST or 8 p.m. EST.