Jennifer Lawrence responds to BAFTA backlash over 'rude' remark to Joanna Lumley

   EXTRA PROTECTION Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie are set to grace the red carpet

The 27-year-old actress was slammed on Twitter after making an awkward comment about host Joanna Lumley.

Jennifer Lawrence has a wicked wit and it bit her in the behind at the UK Bafta Awards Sunday (Feb. 18).

But, keen to clear things up, Jennifer attempted to put her side across when she spoke with Ronan Keating on the Magic Radio Breakfast show, yesterday.

As host, it was Joanna's job to introduce each of the award's presenters and while welcoming Jennifer to the stage, she gushed over the U.S. star, proclaiming her to be "the hottest woman on the planet".

The Hollywood A-lister revealed her grand future plans on Thursday while promoting her new movie "Red Sparrow". "Hi", she said to the audience, adding, "That was a bit much but thank you Joanna".

Others on the social network went on to suggest that Jennifer Lawrence's presentation was lackluster and moody, and could not believe she had the gumption to diss Lumley.

Hi. That was a bit much, but thank you Joanna. "It would have been like, 'So you agree?'"

Jennifer then made her way to the podium, and replied: 'Hi. After I just spent all backstage telling her how to be really nice to me. "And I was like [encouraging her to use] just adjective after adjective: just "tall", "beautiful", "just say that I'm this and that", and she was like "Alright, darling", and she goes on stage. You think you're really pretty!'" Fair point!

Rather than seeing this as modesty, the internet went insane over her response, calling her rude for not accepting the compliment!

"I'm not a huge fan but I totally got what she meant, even if her tone may have seemed a bit off", one user wrote.

This will Lawrence's last film for a while as she plans on taking a year out to focus on activism.

"I'm going to be working with this organisation as a part of (anti-corruption organisation) Represent.US. trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level", she told Entertainment Tonight. Among its wins were Leading Actress for Frances McDormand, best film and original screen play.



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