January 16th, 2013
03:55 PM ET
If you've seen Jennifer Lawrence talk anywhere, ever, you know that the 22-year-old actress enjoys a good joke.
But it seems a quip she thought she delivered perfectly at the Golden Globe Awards ended up being misinterpreted as a diss against Meryl Streep.
In one of the best lines of Sunday night, Lawrence ascended the stage to claim her Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical, and as she took her trophy said in a sing-song voice, "Oooh, what does it say? I beat Meryl!"
"It was a quote from 'First Wives' Club' - Bette Midler was talking about a Globe, I can't believe nobody's ever done it before," Lawrence vented to David Letterman on "The Late Show" Tuesday. "It was so perfect and I said it, and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan would take it to the Twitterverse ... Is that what they call it? I'm not on Twitter."
As Lawrence pointed out, she wasn't trying to offend Streep - not that you could, according to Lawrence - nor does she hate the acclaimed actress.
If only she could've made "a public statement, like, 'Hey idiots, it's a quote from a movie.'"
Oh - looks like she just did.
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