Jennifer Lawrence was born in Kentucky, but years spent being living away from her home state have left Lawrence without a significant Southern accent. Not that she doesn’t fear having it return.
Speaking to Stephen Colbert on Monday night, Lawrence revealed one of her recent nightmares dealt with her Kentucky roots.
“I had a dream the other night that I had a Southern accent, and I couldn’t get out of it. I was on set, and I was like, ‘I can’t get out of my accent, I don’t know why,'” Lawrence said, affecting a thick Southern inflection for the last part of her quote. “My accent came back. Because I lost it when I was a teenager.”
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Asked by Colbert when her accent does return, Lawrence offered two scenarios: “I’m told by boyfriends when I’m yelling, and then probably maybe when I’m drinking,” she said. “But I don’t think I have one anymore.”
Watch the interview above. Lawrence will next be seen in Joy, out on Dec. 25.