Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Waiting’ to Give Trump a ‘Martini to the Face’
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has a “pretty good speech” prepared for when she meets President Donald Trump.
The Oscar-winner told Oprah Winfrey in an interview published in the Hollywood Reporter that she has been “waiting” to meet the president, though she may not have nice things to say to him if the occasion ever does happen.
“I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the face,” the 27-year-old told Winfrey. “I have something to say for all of them. I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘You just wait.’”
The mother! star stayed mum on just what she would tell Trump if they ever met, but she did offer a small tease.
“I’ll give you a hint – it’s not nice,” she said. “You wouldn’t want me to say it to you.”
Though the actress has never met Trump, she revealed in an interview last year that she had once come close to crossing paths with the president at a concert. Lawrence told the UK’s Graham Norton Show that she had been at a concert and heard Trump was in attendance, and ordered her security team to find the then-presidential candidate.
“Because I was adamant on finding him and then making a video of me going, ‘Hey Trump, f*ck you!’” she said then.
Lawrence has been a vocal critic of Trump since well before the November 2016 presidential election.
In October of 2015, the actress exclaimed that a Trump presidency would mean “the end of the world.”
And just a few days after the election, Lawrence penned an essay urging liberals to become energized by Trump’s victory.
“Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don’t be afraid, be loud!” she wrote.
Lawrence announced this year that she would take a hiatus from acting. Her last film, the horror thriller mother!, marked the worst opening-weekend box office of her career and earned a rare “F” CinemaScore from audiences.
The actress has also begun working with Represent.us, an organization working to end political corruption.
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