'It was an inside joke': Jennifer Lawrence responds to BAFTAs controversy

Danny Woods
February 21, 2018

When Jennifer was introduced by Joanna at the prestigious event, she said: 'And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film and who's better to kick the evening off than the hottest actress on the planet.

But during a radio interview with Ronan Keating on Magic Radio on Monday, Jennifer responded to the backlash her remark attracted, explaining that she hadn't wanted to seem big headed by just accepting such a stellar compliment. "And she was like, 'All right darling".

When Joanna, 71, introduced Jennifer to the stage to present the first award of the night, she said: 'Right, let's start giving out some of those handsome BAFTAs shall we? "Hi", she said to the audience, adding, "That was a bit much but thank you Joanna".

"I couldn't have just walked out and gone, "Thank you, Joanna". It would have been like, 'So you agree?'"

Kicking off the first award, Joanna Lumley said: 71-year-old exclaimed: 'Right let's start giving out some of those attractive BAFTAs shall we?

JENNIFER Lawrence has spoken about the comment she made to Joanna Lumley at the BAFTAs which left viewers reeling.

The Silver Linings Playbook actress then walked onto the stage in a floor-length black frock, which had sheer white sleeves.

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The Hollywood A-lister revealed her grand future plans on Thursday while promoting her new movie "Red Sparrow".

Jennifer told the Mirror that the incident was actually an "inside joke" between her and Joanna after learning of what the host would be saying to introduce her. "You think you are really pretty!"

Beginning the ceremony, Joanna Lumley said: "Right let's start giving out some of those attractive BAFTAs shall we?"

"I wasn't being rude, it was an inside joke", she said. "#EEBAFTAs" vented Twitter user Renu Ame Naggayar, while Kim Beacham claimed the Silver Linings Playbook actress needed to "lighten the f up".

"Jennifer Lawrence that sounded rude and rather ungrateful", one viewer wrote.

Others however thought Jennifer had done nothing wrong and took to social media to offer support.

However, despite being given a huge intro any hype man would have been proud of, Lawrence chose to throw a bit of shade at Lumley.

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