People often develop a rather distorted perception of celebrities as they put them on a certain pedestal and view them in a different light from others. And although that perception is harmless most of the time, it tends to change things when fans bump into their favorite stars in real life outside of movies, and they end up forgetting that celebs too, like everyone else, cherish their personal space.
Something similar happened with The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, who ended up getting into a bar fight with one of her fans when he tried to invade her personal space and kept prodding her to take a picture even after she’d asked him not to. The Passengers actress also went into painstaking detail about the same a few years ago when she appeared on the popular chat show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, as she talked about the whole incident.
Jennifer Lawrence got into a bar fight with a fan
Jennifer Lawrence is often renowned for playing the role of Katniss Everdeen in the dystopian science fiction movie, The Hunger Games (2012), adopted from Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels of the same name. But the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015-16 also became quite the talk of the town some years back after getting involved in a nasty bar brawl in Budapest.
Lawrence had been in the capital of Hungary for the shooting of a spy/thriller movie, Red Sparrow when she’d ventured to a bar one night there, with some of her friends. The X-Men: First Class actress had been drinking with her company when a fan approached the group, asking Lawrence to take a selfie with him.
Being intoxicated, the Academy Award-winning actress had politely declined to take a photo with her fan but apparently, the man kept insisting on it, and when Lawrence and her friends asked him to leave them, he got agitated and said “f**k you” to Lawrence, which in turned riled the latter up and led to a dispute between the two.
So, don’t mess with a drunk Lawrence. Noted.
Jennifer Lawrence made a fan cry after he said “f**k you” to her
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lawrence spilled the details about her bar fight in Budapest as she explained how she’d lost her temper when a fan uttered profanities at her for not taking a picture with him.
“We were at a bar, it was Beer Night. We had a ton of beers, we were all drinking; I was drunk, which is rare. I was drunk and this guy asked me for a selfie. And I was like, ‘No. Thank you, no.’ And then he was like, ‘Please my girlfriend will never believe you.’ And my friend was like, ‘If your girlfriend won’t believe you, then she’s not the one.’ And so we were like, ‘Just go away.’ And then he goes, ‘Yeah well, f**k you.'”
Lawrence admitted that “something snapped” in her when she heard the man say that to her but she also remarked that it wasn’t the alcohol that had flared up her irritation.
“I don’t know, something in me just snapped, but it couldn’t have been the alcohol. And I was just like, ‘Did you just say f**k you to me?’ And then I, like grabbed him, and I took beers, and I started dousing them all over him. And then he was…weirdly, he had a suitcase. And I was like, ‘Is that your sh*t?’ And I started pouring beer all over his suitcase. And then my friend Chris came up, grabbed me from behind, he goes, ‘Don’t waste beer. Don’t waste beer.’ And I instantly relaxed. I was like ‘Of course, what was I thinking?'”
Perhaps, the most amusing part of it all is that when the Causeway star did calm down at the end, it was due to the idea of not wasting any more beer. Lawrence also mentioned how the fan had ended up crying after that happened, but hey, at least we know how dedicated she is to the cause of saving beer.