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Jennifer Lawrence learned an important lesson at the Golden Globes: She should never come up with her speeches on the fly. After admitting on the red carpet that she hadn't prepared an acceptance speech for her best actress in a comedy or musical award, Lawrence decided to "wing it" when she won and quoted a line from The First Wives Club to start off her acceptance.
After taking hold of her statue, J.Law quipped: "What does this say? I beat Meryl?" Unfortunately few people in the audience realized it was actually a well-timed movie line from Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler 1996 hit film. Instead, some viewers just thought the Silver Linings Playbook star was just dissing her fellow nominee, eight-time Globes winner Meryl Streep.
Lindsay Lohan was among those who didn't get the joke, and she posted, "no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep," during her live-tweet of the Globes.
When Lawrence visited Last Show with David Letterman following her win, she took the opportunity to clear the air about the line.
"I can't believe no one's ever done it before," Lawrence said. "It was so perfect and I said it and I had no idea that Lindsay Lohan would take to the Twitterverse ... Twitter is very upset."
Fortunately Lawrence didn't lose the award over her quip, and she doubts Streep is even offended. She also definitively clarified that she does not hate Meryl Streep, despite how people are positioning this whole situation.
"I was like, is that what this turned into? I don't like Meryl Streep? As if like I've had my eyes on getting that girl forever. I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!'" Lawrence joked. "I wanted to make a public statement like, 'Hey idiots, uhh, it's a quote from a movie, and it's Meryl Streep.'"
Here's the clip from The First Wives Club that Lawrence was referencing: