When most people have an itch, they scratch it and move on with their day. When Jennifer Lawrence has an itch, scratching it could turn deadly.
At least, that’s what almost happened when Lawrence was filming one of the “Hunger Games” movies in Hawaii. On Friday, the actress appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” and revealed she almost killed someone on set because she needed to scratch her itchy butt.
The 26-year-old explained there were sacred rocks in the area they were filming, “and you’re not supposed to sit on them because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them.”
After noting she was in a wetsuit for the whole shoot, Lawrence added, “Oh my god, they were so good for butt itchin’!” Naturally, she acted out her butt scratching technique for everyone.
“One rock that I was butt scratchin’ on ended up coming loose and it was a giant boulder and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy,” she said. “It was a huge dramatic deal. And all the Hawaiians were like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the curse!’ And I’m in the corner, going, ‘I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.’”
After the segment aired, the Oscar-winner received some backlash for the dismissive manner in which she discussed the sacred rocks in her story. Many on social media expressed their disappointment and anger over JLaw’s apparent ignorance.
This post has been updated to include further information regarding the public’s response to Lawrence’s interview.