Jennifer Lawrence is taking heat for some remarks that BAFTA viewers deemed anything but absolutely fabulous.
Lawrence was on hand Sunday to present the award for Outstanding British Film Award. Before she came on stage, however, she was introduced in rather hypberbolic fashion by AbFab star Joanna Lumley:
“Who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet… The ravishing Jennifer Lawrence!”
The typically self-deprecating Lawrence came onstage and chuckled before saying, “That was a bit much, but thank you, Joanna.”
Some viewers at home felt Lawrence’s response was far too cutting.
Jennifer Lawrence: You're a bit up yourself luv. And do NOT be rude to Joanna!! #EEBAFTAs
— Stephi King (@StephiKing1) February 18, 2018
Of course, this being social media, the critics had their critics. Some tweeters felt the backlash was unnecessary, especially considering Lumley’s choice of descriptors that seemed a little off-kilter in this current climate.
Puzzled by everyone accusing Jennifer Lawrence of being rude to Joanna Lumley. Joanna introduced her as being the ‘hottest actress on the planet’ & ‘ravishing’. Jennifer laughed and modestly described the compliment as a ‘bit much’ but thanked her for it. How is that rude? ?
— Jenny (@mb20nut) February 18, 2018
— Pixies&Me (@TracyJBruce) February 18, 2018
It wasn’t the only awkward moment at the BAFTAs. Helena Bonham Carter’s attempt at a congratulatory kiss was met by James Ivor’s shoulder.