Who knew Woody Harrelson was such a good matchmaker?
Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s newest issue, talking about everything from her road to stardom to her new role opposite Chris Pratt in Passengers. But in between anecdotes about texting David O. Russell about Beyoncé and harassing Andy Cohen about The Real Housewives, the actress also reveals that she’s become close friends with Emma Stone, thanks to an introduction by Harrelson.
After they both starred in films with Harrelson — Lawrence in The Hunger Games, Stone in Zombieland — he suggested that they’d get along. “She texted me that she got my number from Woody,” Lawrence recalled. “I replied, ‘F— off!’ And we’ve been really good friends ever since.”
Since then, they’ve texted each other every day and struck up a close friendship, despite working (and presumably competing for roles) in the same industry.
“She may not even know this,” Stone told Vanity Fair, “but there was definitely a time early on where I was like, ‘OH HEY MY EGO IS GOING NUTS SHE’S GO GREAT AND VIBRANT AND TALENTED I’M SCREWED I’LL NEVER WORK AGAIN GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.’ Then I chilled the f— out — and remembered we’re completely different and there is room for everyone, even if it’s an industry that doesn’t really seem to support that idea up front.”
Still, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any healthy competition between the two: After Lawrence saw Stone sing and dance in the critically acclaimed La La Land, she told Vanity Fair, “If I wasn’t her biggest fan, I would’ve Tonya Harding’d her in the kneecaps.”
Read the full story on Lawrence at Vanity Fair.