If Jennifer Lawrence Met Donald Trump, She Knows Exactly What She Would Do
Oprah Winfrey, the interviewer to end all interviewers, sat down for a long chat with actor Jennifer Lawrence for The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment issue. Winfrey and Lawrence, who have since become texting pals (oh, the jealousy!) talked politics, and Lawrence said she has a plan for if she ever meets Trump. And though she didn’t reveal all the details, the 27-year-old assured Winfrey that it was “not nice,” to put it politely.
Winfrey asked Lawrence if she has ever met Trump, which she hasn’t. “Do you want to?” Winfrey followed up, to which Lawrence responded, “I think so. I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini in the face."
Lawrence didn’t go into details about the speech itself, but she said she wants to meet not only Trump, but face off with other people from his administration, too. “I have something to say for all of them,” she said. “I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘You just wait.’”
Though she was vague, Lawrence is charged and determined. “If that moment comes, you would be prepared?” Winfrey asked after Lawrence said she had a speech ready to go. She said she was more than ready. “Oh, I would, definitely. Oh, my God, I've been waiting for this moment. I'll give you a hint — it's not nice. You wouldn't want me to say it to you.”
Aside from dreaming about tossing drinks in Trump’s face, Lawrence said that her “political passion has become almost an obsession.” She is the youngest person ever to receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award, which honors women who are philanthropic leaders. She follows in the formidable footsteps of past recipients like Barbra Streisand, Helen Mirren, Shonda Rhimes, Barbara Walters, and naturally, Winfrey herself. As long as Lawrence has been a big star in Hollywood, she's given back to her community and beyond.
She founded the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which "assists and empowers charitable organizations that fulfill children’s vital needs and drive arts awareness and participation," according to the site's mission statement. The foundation supports organizations like St. Mary's Center, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Kids Cancer Alliance, among others. She's committed to health causes, and last year, Lawrence donated $2 million to found the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
Lawrence also recently joined the board of Represent.Us, an organization dedicated to passing anti-corruption legislation in politics. Addressing the actor's political frustration, Winfrey asked, "How will you show up?" And Lawrence said that right now, Represent.Us is at the front of her mind. "I want to be talking to high schoolers and college students," she said. "I want to travel around to the areas I'm from so that people realize that corruption is a completely nonpartisan issue."
But the interview wasn't all serious. Lawrence and Winfrey also chatted about who her ideal dinner guests would be: "Scott Disick [from Keeping Up With the Kardashians], Luann [de Lesseps] from Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel. And I'm not proud of that, but that's what comes from my heart," she said. And with regards to her personal life, Lawrence said she's a homebody, but loves her neighborhood. "Zoe Saldana came and got an onion from me the other day," she said.
As for what kind of drink she would throw in Trump's face, Lawrence specified a martini, but the interview does note that she and Winfrey were drinking rose, so that might just be an option, too.