Jennifer Lawrence defends her speech
definitely wasn’t trying to offend anyone when she said “I beat Meryl” during her Golden Globes acceptance speech – she was just quoting a movie.
The Silver Linings Playbook
actress was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman
and cleared up the controversy surrounding her speech for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
‘It’s never a good idea for me to wing it, but it was a quote from First Wives Club
!” she 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.’”
“It was so perfect, and I said it,” she said. “I had no idea that Lindsay Lohan
would take it to the Twitterverse, is that what they call it? I’m not on Twitter, but Twitter is very upset.”
LiLo slammed Jennifer’s speech tweeting, “No one should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep
“First of all, it’s Meryl Streep. You can’t offend Meryl Streep,” Jennifer argued. “And then all of a 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!’”
David asked Jennifer about “the dopes that don’t get the joke” to which she replied, “I wanted to make a public statement and say, ‘Hey idiots. It’s a quote from a movie,’” Jennifer jokes.