When I heard Jennifer Lawrence got invited up to Oprah Winfrey’s Montecito lair for lunch in October, I felt bad for anything in the vicinity since, between JLaw’s fart jokes and Oprah’s name-dropping, who could get a word in edgewise?! The lunch spawned an interview and, clutch your pearls, Jennifer didn’t even try that hard to sound pretentious around Mama O.
The Hollywood Reporter says Jennifer apparently heckled Oprah to hang out, so Oprah invited her over for lunch at her estate. It also happened to be the same day the Harvey Weinstein shit storm hit the fan. Those two spent three hours drinking rosé and talking about fame and spirituality, and now Oprah is that aunt who sends Jennifer empowering books to read.
Jennifer is scooping up the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award today, so the mag decided to have Oprah interview her ahead of the event, and we got some interesting scoop peppered in with Oprah-isms. The whole thing is kind of long, but Jennifer talks about how she’s kinda “meh” on spirituality but was def praying to the man upstairs when her plane had double engine failure. She also said that she lives on Hollywood’s equivalent of Wisteria Lane, where Zoe Saldana comes over to borrow an onion, and Cameron Diaz is her hiking buddy. Oprah seemed both pleasantly shocked by that one and also a little miffed that she wasn’t invited (no, she didn’t. Gayle keeps her plenty occupied).
Oprah also had to step in to teach Jennifer a gynecological lesson. She asked Jennifer, who is 27, what she would be doing in 20 years. Jennifer said she didn’t know what she’d be doing, but at least her periods would be over. Mama O told her to go back to middle school health class because Aunt Flo still comes to town when you’re 47.
The best part is when Oprah asks the question every college R.A. asks residents as a way to break the ice, but, because it’s Oprah, we have to ooooh and ahhh at how profound it is. Namely, she asked who, alive or dead, Jennifer wants at a dinner party. Surprisingly, she didn’t try to smart up her answer:
“Scott Disick [from Keeping Up With the Kardashians], Luann from Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel. And I’m not proud of that, but that’s what comes from my heart.”
HA! That sounds like a horrible dinner since Bethenny would insist everything served is from Skinnygirl. Speaking of, I’m sure Bethenny is fapping right now over being the only name in that trio of terrible that didn’t have to be identified by their show. Although, I’m sure Oprah’s response was, “Who, who and who?”
ALSO, be warned, JLaw: your new drunk BFF Kris Jenner might be a little peeved knowing you’d rather break bread with Luann from Real Housewives and not the gatekeeper of Hell Calabasas.