Jennifer Lawrence Blasted for 'Rudeness' Toward Host Joanna Lumley — BAFTAs

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They are, among select others, Meryl Streep, our friends' mams and the illustrious Joanna Lumley.

Jennifer Lawrence has sparked backlash after "throwing shade" at British national treasure Joanna Lumley after her onstage comments to the Baftas host on Sunday night (18 Feburary). Clearly, it was not an attempt to disrespect Lumley.

Lumley said before Lawrence came out to present the Outstanding British Film award, "Who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet, the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence!". Soon to be in Red Sparrow, it's the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence. She went on and said all these really nice things about me and when I got up to the podium, I was like, "That was a bit much", after I spent all of backstage telling her how to be really nice to me.

The fury was full blown on Twitter, as enraged Brits could not believe the utter sass shown towards one of our acting stallwarts.

Joanna Lumley (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) at the BAFTA 2018.

Hi. That was a bit much, but thank you Joanna. "It would've been like, 'So you agree?'" Lawrence explained.

"And then everybody thought that I was being rude".

"I couldn't have just walked out and gone, "Thank you, Joanna". You think you are really pretty!"

"And she was like, 'Alright, darling!', and then she goes on stage".

Her comments were criticised by some online, with the star dubbed as "stuck up" and "rude".

"I wasn't being rude, it was an inside joke", she said.

Now do excuse us Jennifer Lawrence, but how blimmin' dare you.

A further person ranted: "Jennifer Lawrence is not welcome in the United Kingdom if she thinks it's ok to disrespect Joanna Lumley". Take the compliment. Ungrateful much!

This will Lawrence's last film for a while as she plans on taking a year out to focus on activism.

The Absolutely Fabulous star, who was hosting tonight's glamorous event, was tasked with welcoming the Oscar-winning Lawrence up onto the stage. Among its wins were Leading Actress for Frances McDormand, best film and original screen play.

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