Jennifer Lawrence Recalls The One Time She Joked That Kim Basinger Died

At a press conference, no less ...
JLaw being JLaw. 
JLaw being JLaw. 

Jennifer Lawrence, queen of tripping on the red carpet and punching co-stars in inappropriate places, explained to Jimmy Fallon Monday night how she got into major trouble doing her first movie press conference.

At the conference, which was for 2008's "The Burning Plain" starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger, a-little known Lawrence found a way to ensure that all eyes were on her with an off-color joke. 

"Kim Basinger wasn't there, and we were doing an international press conference," Lawrence told Fallon. "So somebody said, 'Where is Kim Basinger?' And I just leaned into the microphone and was like, 'You didn't hear? Kim died." 

"There was like a beat while it got translated and then it was like [explosion noise]," JLaw said as Fallon collapsed laughing. "And then I got ripped off the stage, thrown into media training, which was hilarious 'cause I was like Eliza Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady.'" 

Classic JLaw. In her very first interview with MTV (for the same Basinger movie), she joked about bringing a fart machine to yet another movie set. Since there were no death announcements, maybe media training paid off? 



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