Jennifer Lawrence: I was a child liar

Last updated 05:00 18/01/2013
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PATHOLOGICAL LIAR: Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence has joked that she became a good actress because she was a "pathological liar" when she was a child.

The star has seen her career explode over the past year following her performances in Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games franchise.

Although she has never taken an acting class, Lawrence knew she had a talent for the profession thanks to her penchant for untruths.

"I was a big liar when I was a child,"  Lawrence explained during her interview on Late Show with David Letterman. "I was just like a pathological liar when I was a kid. I just always lied about everything and I think it was partly I just wanted to one-up somebody."

Lawrence was named best comedy/musical actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. In her acceptance speech she seemingly dissed Meryl Streep by saying of her prize, "Oh, what does it say? 'I beat Meryl!'"

The star explained that she was simply quoting the comedy film The First Wives Club, which sees one of the characters joking that her Oscar is proof she is better than Meryl.

Lawrence, 22, never expected the backlash she received from the likes of Lindsay Lohan and her followers on Twitter.

"[Meryl Streep] is the best and the greatest," Lawrence gushed. "I had no idea Lindsay Lohan would take to the Twitterverse [to complain]... Twitter is very upset... First of all, it's Meryl Streep! You can't offend Meryl Streep!"

Lawrence added that she doesn't have a Twitter account herself as if she did she would tweet about "anal leakage".

When asked if she has spoken to Meryl since the awards show, Lawrence replied: "I don't know if I want to - I'm nervous... I wanted to make a public statement, like 'Hey idiots. It's a quote from a movie!'"

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