Jennifer Lawrence Disses Fellow Oscar Nominees and Tommy Lee Jones in 'SNL'
Jennifer Lawrence's first-time visit to "Saturday Night Live" as a host is full of dated topics. In an opening monologue, the actress, who won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at Golden Globe Awards, roasts fellow Best Actress nominees of Academy Awards, which will be held in a few weeks.
She says of "Zero Dark Thirty" actress Jessica Chastain, "Jessica Chastain? More like Jessica ain't winning an Oscar on my watch." She continues to poke fun at "The Impossible" lead female Naomi Watts, "You were in The Impossible. You know what else is impossible? You beating me on Oscar night."
The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress then targets "Beasts of the Southern Wild" 9-year-old star Quvenzhane Wallis, "What you talkin' about Wallace? The alphabet called. They want their letters back." Of "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva, she says, "An 85-year-old French lady. Yeah. I think I can take you."
In the opening segment, Lawrence also manages to take a dig at another fellow actor Tommy Lee Jones. She calls him "the most fun person" she's ever met at the Golden Globes before the camera contradics her statement by showing a smile-less Bill Hader sitting among the crowd mirroring Jones' stony expression.
She later appears in a number of sketches including hinting at bisexuality on "Girlfriends Talk Show", playing an unhelpful waitress on "Johnny Two Tones", channeling her inner obnoxious radio host on "Richard and the Buffalo", and traveling to Middle East in a skit that shows what happens if "The Hobbit" gets super long.
Not only does the actress diss others but she also makes fun of herself in a parody of her own movie "The Hunger Games". She faces some questions from the press in a faux post-game press conference. Droopy-eyed Peeta (Taran Killam) sits quietly next to her as no one has any questions for him.
One ill-prepared journalist asks if she had a chance to speak to the other contestants on the games, oblivious of what The Hunger Games actually is. Making a reference to Lance Armstrong's recent admission of guilt, another quizzes her if she used PEDs or if Peeta used performance-reducing drugs in the competition.
The Armstrong topic gets another treatment with Jason Sudeikis playing the disgraced cyclist. He apologizes but doesn't seem to mean it. When his sincerity is questioned, he yells, "Who said that? Who? They're fat b***hes!" before adding, "A lot of the reason I just yelled was because of the cancer I had, which is not an excuse, unless you think it is."
The hoax death of Manti Te'o's "girlfriend" is also spoofed. Bobby Moynihan plays the Notre Dame star, saying, "The sad fact is, I was the victim of a cruel and senseless hoax. It's even more devastating for my girlfriend, Lennay." Although he has been informed that Lennay is a product of fabrication, he still doesn't get it. "Lennay is gonna be pissed," he adds.
Jodie Foster's coming out speech at the Golden Globes also gets highlighted in the variety show. In between the sketches, The Lumineers perform their singles. They deliver chart-busting song "Hey Ho" in the first set and return to the stage for "Stubborn Love" later.
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