Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about being "rude" to Joanna Lumley

Bafta host Joanna Lumley has offered her own take on the Times Up movement

Bafta host Joanna Lumley has offered her own take on the Times Up movement

"That was a bit much, but thank you Joanna".

Jennifer Lawrence has responded to claims she was "rude" to Joanna Lumleyafter she made an off-the-cuff comment to the BAFTAs host during the ceremony on Sunday night.

Kicking off the first award, Joanna Lumley said: 71-year-old exclaimed: 'Right let's start giving out some of those attractive BAFTAs shall we? When the show's host introduced the presenter, she said, "And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film and who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet".

"How rude was Jennifer Lawrence to Joanna Lumley?" tweeted one user.

"I couldn't have just walked out and gone, "Thank you, Joanna".

Lumley - hosting the British film awards show for the first time - kicked off the show by introducing Lawrence as the night's first presenter. "Ungrateful much! I'd love a compliment from Lumley #EEBAFTAs", she added.

"It would have been like, 'so you agree? And then I don't know what I'm doing next".

This was perhaps overshadowed by J-Law's brushing off of the Absolutely Fabulous star though, as viewers immediately took to Twitter to question her unnecessarily blunt response.

The Oscar victor went on to reveal that if she'd responded differently 'it would have looked as if she was accepting a compliment Mean Girl style. After I just spent all backstage telling her how to be really nice to me. "You think you're really pretty".

"I wasn't being rude, it was an inside joke", she said.

"I want to clear it up", Lawrence has now told Ronan Keating on Magic Radio.

Now do excuse us Jennifer Lawrence, but how blimmin' dare you.

The American actress is in town to promote her new movie Red Sparrow, an espionage thriller in which she plays a former Russian ballerina forced to become a covert operative for the State and trained to use sex and manipulation to uncover secrets.

On February 16, the Oscar victor told Entertainment Tonight she is taking a year-long break from acting to focus on activism, particularly the organisation Represent.Us, which works to pas anti-corruption laws.

Lawrence took the stage in a black gown.

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