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Jennifer Lawrence: I Would Throw A Martini At Trump

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she's been waiting for the opportunity to give President Donald Trump a piece of her mind, and any interaction between the two would end with her throwing a martini in the president's face.

The Oscar-winning actress made the comment during a Dec. 6 interview with Oprah Winfrey. The interview was published in The Hollywood Reporter as part of their Women in Entertainment issue. 

Asked if she had ever met Trump, Lawrence said she hadn't, but would like the opportunity. 

"I think so," she said. "I've got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the face. I have something to say for all of them. I watch different characters on the news, and I'm like, 'You just wait.'"

Lawrence didn't say what she would tell Trump, but told Oprah, "It's not nice." 

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"You wouldn't want me to say it to you," she said. 

The pair went on to discuss Lawrence's political frustration. Before the 2016 presidential election, Lawrence made it clear she had no love for Trump and thought his election would be disastrous. 

"My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world," she told Vogue in 2015. 

Days after Trump's election, Lawrence wrote an essay, published by Broadly, calling for women and minorities to use their disappointment as motivation. 

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"Do not let this defeat you -- let this enrage you!" she wrote. "Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman -- don't be afraid, be loud!" 

In the year since Trump's election, Lawrence has put her words into action, joining the board of Represent.Us, an organization working to pass anti-corruption laws. 

"I've started with simply trying to raise money for the organization [Represent.Us] that I'm on the board of directors of," she told Winfrey. "And then I'm going to go on campus tours. I want to be talking to high-schoolers and college students. I want to travel around to the areas I'm from so that people realize that corruption is a completely nonpartisan issue. And we want to hold a press conference where the only people who are asking the questions are the high schoolers and the college students." 

"I would [also] love to help pass a bundle of laws [against government corruption]," she continued. "We'd be able to pass state-by-state legislation to help [stop] corruption in our government. I would love to pass laws that help celebrity parents be able to take their kids to places without having to worry about paparazzi."

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Vouge, Broadly / Featured Image: GabboT/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Getty Images via The Hill, Joel Kowsky/NASA/Wikimedia Commons

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