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Jennifer Lawrence joked about Kim Basinger being dead to a bunch of journalists

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Lest anyone think fame has changed Jennifer Lawrence, the global superstar is just as unfiltered now as she was during her first press conference.

As Lawrence recalled to Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, while promoting the 2008 film The Burning Plain, with Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in starring roles, Lawrence told a room full of journalists that Basinger had died.

“Kim Basinger wasn’t there,” Lawrence said of the press conference, an absence that prompted one journalist to ask where the actress was instead.

“I just leaned into the microphone and was like, ‘You didn’t hear? Kim died,'” Lawrence told Fallon. Needless to say, the crack wasn’t super well received..

“I got ripped off the stage, thrown into media training,” Lawrence said, calling the experience “hilarious” and comparing herself to Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

Of the media training, Lawrence said it “obviously” didn’t take.

“My publicist told me a week ago, ‘Stop telling people they don’t have to see X-Men,'” Lawrence, who stars in X-Men: Apocalypse, which is out this week, told Fallon. “I’m always like, ‘I don’t know. If it feels right. No pressure.'”

Check out Lawrence’s foot-in-mouth stories below.

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