Jennifer Lawrence on her humiliating encounter with Harrison Ford
It can’t be often that Oscar winner and frequent magazine cover star Jennifer Lawrence goes unnoticed – especially by a Hollywood veteran and one of the biggest directors around.
But that’s exactly what happened when the actress was out with British comedian Jack Whitehall and decided to dance over to Harrison Ford and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.
“I probably humiliated myself more than ever before,” Lawrence tells Graham Norton on his U.K. BBC chat show on Friday. “I never assume anyone knows who I am, but when I spotted Harrison Ford and J.J. Abrams I was like, ‘It’ll be fine, we’re all co-workers, right?’
“So I went up to them and started dancing like an idiot and the whole table just went quiet and stared at me. I realized while I am dancing that they had absolutely no idea who I was so I just turned around and walked back to Jack dying of embarrassment.”
But Ford apparently knew who her friend Whitehall was. “The funny thing was I had just done this show with Harrison and he is the only A-list Hollywood star I’d met,” Whitehall says on the show. “Jen had just been blanked and I was like, ‘Hey, it’s all right, I’ll go and say hi to Harrison.’ And literally as I walked over he stood up and shouted, ‘Hey, Jack!’ ” It was so funny. It was probably the best night of my life and Jen’s worst!”
Lawrence tells Norton that Ford later wrote to her “because someone with a 12-year-old must have told him who I was!”
Also on the show, which airs on BBC One at Friday night, is Johnny Depp, who is asked if media reports that he is moving to the U.K. are true. “Is this the move to Manchester? It’s possible I guess, but actually I’ve never been to Manchester. Apparently I already live in Bath – I was seen buying spatulas and stuff,” he says. “That might be my favorite celebrity spot.”