Craigslist isn’t just for having a casual encounter, finding the worst roommate of all time, or getting murdered; if you time it right, you can also pick up a celeb-christened commode. While plugging her new film, Jennifer Lawrence shared that her mom once sold her used, broken toilet on Craigslist for her years ago, and it ended up in familiar hands.
Jennifer’s in the new movie No Hard Feelings, which is about “a Long Island woman who answers a Craigslist ad placed by a married couple (Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti) looking for a woman to date their teenage son Percy (Andrew Barth Feldman) and help bring him out of his shell” (which kind of makes it sound like a less charming, modern-day dupe of the classic, Can’t Buy Me Love). And since it was on topic, Jennifer exclusively told People the tale of when a Hollywood writer bought her toilet that her mom, Karen Lawrence, listed for sale on the site.
“Years ago, Lee Eisenberg bought a toilet on Craigslist from my mom. My toilet,” says Lawrence. Eisenberg is the writing partner of No Hard Feelings director Gene Stupnitsky.
The revelation elicited a “woah,” from Lawrence’s costar Feldman (of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen), who joined her for the interview.
So why was Lawrence’s mother, Karen, selling a toilet on Craigslist? “I don’t know,” says Lawrence. “I’m like, ‘I broke it.’ My mom sold it for me.” She adds that Eisenberg knew the identity of the seller at the time he purchased the bathroom fixture. “That’s how we know the story now,” she says. “So thanks, Mom.”
That Jennifer, such a quirky, clumsy girl’s girl who’s always falling down and taking shits so big she just absolutely crushes that porcelain. If you take the risk of buying something off Craigslist, “may the odds be ever in your favor.” Here she is talking about it:
Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother Sold the Star’s Used Toilet on Craigslist: ‘Thanks, Mom’ (Exclusive) pic.twitter.com/HZ9ZD8IQhP
— People (@people) June 16, 2023
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