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Jennifer Lawrence fires back at the BAFTA, critics called her ‘rude’

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Jennifer Lawrence’s “inside joke” Sunday night just fell flat with the viewers.

The “Red Sparrow” actress hit back at criticism on Tuesday, and insisted she was not “rude” in its response to the so-called “hottest actress on the planet” on the 2018 British Academy Film Awards.

During an interview with the british “Magic Breakfast” on Tuesday, Lawrence said her reaction to actress, and a BAFTA host Joanna Lumley’s introduction was an “inside joke.” Lumley introduced the 27-year-old Sunday night as the “hottest actress on the planet,” Lawrence replied: “That was a bit much, but thank you Joanna.”

Viewers immediately accused Lawrence, that the introduction of the award for Outstanding British Film, from rude to Lumley.

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“Everyone thought I was being rude,” Lawrence told Ronan Keating on the show. “But to be honest, I couldn’t just run away after she was like, ‘biggest movie star in the world!!’ I would have walked out and gone ‘thank you, Jane.’ It would be if you agree? You think you’re really beautiful!'”

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Lawrence explained that she and Lumley were joking backstage for the introduction.

“They went on and said all these really nice things about me and then I stood on the stage, I was like, ‘that was a bit too much,’ after I have all of the backstage to tell her how it’s really fun for me,” the actress said.

Talk to @RonanOfficial at #MagicBreakfast, Jennifer Lawrence knew the ‘rude’ controversy with Joanna Lumley last night’s #BAFTAs! pic.twitter.com/z7X7NSkKIk

— Magic Radio – More of the Songs that You Love ? (@magicfm) on February 19, 2018

“I was not being rude, it’s an inside joke.”

Lawrence also addressed the incident on great britain show “Lorraine” and said that they managed to “insult to England”, while they at the awards show for 15 minutes, according to the Daily Mail.

“I e-mailed [Joanna], and said to her if you want to come to my hotel and punch me in the face before we go to lunch, that is fine,” Lawrence said. “But she said:” I have no idea what you are on about, I’m not on the internet.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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