I don’t know if y’all are like me, but anytime I get on a plane, I pray that it doesn’t crash, I pray nobody will sit next to me, and I sure as shit pray nobody talks to me or does anything to interrupt my favorite flight-time sport of binge drinking and catching up on movies I was too cheap to go see in an actual theater. On the other end of the spectrum is Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to view commercial airline travel as the perfect venue to practice for an upcoming audition. For the “lucky” passengers aboard a Delta flight this past weekend, JLaw was there to bring the Super Bowl entertainment in case they ran out of material on the seatback televisions.
HuffPost says Jennifer was flying from New Orleans to Los Angeles Sunday when she decided to get the plane fired up with a Philadelphia Eagles chant despite the plane’s origin and destination having nothing to do with the Super Bowl host city of Minneapolis or either of the two teams playing. She probably would have had better luck with audience participation if she just passed a hat around for everyone to leave a comment for her Razzie-nominated performance in mother! Instead, somewhere over one of the square states out west, Jennifer took to the in-flight P.A. system:
“Everybody, this is not the pilot speaking. This is Jennifer Lawrence. It’s February 4, Super Bowl Sunday, and we all know what that means. Can I please get a ‘Fly, Eagles, Fly’? Fly, Eagles, fly! Fly, Eagles, fly!”
All of three people scattered throughout the plane joined in. Many didn’t, and my favorite is the #shehashadit expression the woman in 2B gives when she rips out her earbuds with a death stare wondering who is the loud blonde woman keeping her from her Nora Roberts audiobook.
Jennifer has made the friendly skies a real pain in the ass. She has copped to trying to jump out of an Air France flight, and apparently is known to scream “We’re going down!” when a flight she’s on hits turbulence.
It doesn’t end there, though. People reports she segued from her Eagles chant into running lines from Bridesmaids, saying, “There’s a colonial woman on the plane, she’s wearing traditional…” That’s when the Delta flight attendant immediately regretting turning her flight into open mic night and snatched away the phone from JLaw. A passenger said people didn’t seem to be that pissed:
“They certainly didn’t apologize, so I think they were fine with it. It was just like a fun, spontaneous chant by Jennifer Lawrence that we definitely appreciated. I think everyone just went along with it, since flights are so boring.”
“Definitely appreciated” seems a bit generous. It’s a Sunday flight from New Orleans, so I think “too hungover to put up an iota of a fight” would be far more accurate.