Woefully Unprepared Jon Stewart Compares Jennifer Lawrence to Young Helen Mirren, Blows No One's Mind
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Woefully Unprepared Jon Stewart Compares Jennifer Lawrence to Young Helen Mirren, Blows No One's Mind

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 22, 2013 | Comments ()

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Jennifer Lawrence ended her Catching Fire press tour last night on The Daily Show, and as is often the case when it comes to his celebrity interviews, Jon Stewart didn’t bother to prepare (it works for him). In fact, Stewart didn’t really even seem to know what the Hunger Games movies were about, although he did note his flabbergastation (new word!) with the Breaking News Alert on CNN notifying him that Lawrence had had her hair cut (Lawrence also noted it was the weirdest thing that had ever happened to her, as well).

It’s all a very charming, daffy interview, as they all are with Jennifer Lawrence, but I was particularly tickled by the notion that Jon Stewart had to compare Lawrence with a young Helen Mirren, suggesting that the comparison would blow Lawrence’s mind. It did not. In fact, I don’t think anyone has ever considered the comparison. It’s not even worth consideration. But the attempt was cute, as was Lawrence’s typical transparency, in revealing that everyone on the The Daily Show staff had come up to her at some point to tell her that Jon Stewart wouldn’t’ prepare any questions, probably wouldn’t talk about the movie, and would be woefully unprepared. They then offered her tequila.

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  • Coolg82

    Was the comparison supposed to blow anyone's mind?

  • e jerry powell


    I can't really take tequila any other way.

  • kiana love

    I found her interview annoying. Big deal that he didn't prepare & study her movie, she was already told he wasn't going to talk about the movie. I liked her in winters bone.

  • A. Smith

    That was such a weird interview but I loved it. Lawrence had the last word on everything it was amazing, she left Stewart blushing that has to be an achievement.

  • Lloyd_The_Bartender

    He made a great comment though, at the end of the segment.
    Basically saying that even though she is attached to a blockbuster film franchise, the great work she has done in her other films has ensured that she'll be more than just "the Hunger Games chick" for the rest of her career.
    So... she's got that going for her.... which is nice...
    Personally I'm still reeling over the epic pizza rant from a few days back...
    The man is like a Jewish volcano ...

  • junierizzle

    I don't like short hair on women but damn it if she doesn't look stunning. Wow.

  • Maddy

    I love how he always clearly makes so much effort when historians, politicians, authors and academics come on, but not for celebrites - it's a nice change from the norm. This was hilarious.

  • mograph

    That's better than the reverse!

  • foolsage

    Stewart seems to divide all his interviews into two categories: fact-based and fluffy. I don't blame him; it works for me.

  • frozen01

    I'm going off of the article because I don't have audio where I am right now, so forgive me if I'm missing something, but... isn't that kind of a dick thing for her to do? Basically calling Stewart onto the carpet, saying he doesn't do his job and his staff went out of their way to make sure she knew this, when SHE is there to promote HER movie?

  • e jerry powell

    If you're suggesting that all the other stars with movies to push are being nicer about Stewart's routine lack of preparation, because the the staff told her what was up as if it was nothing new...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    He confesses to the fact first.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Bless her ability to basically reign over interviews so effortlessly. Also, the Daily Show offices sound like a great boozy comedy series premise.

  • They have dogs!

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Wackiness potential doubled!

  • cruzzercruz

    I wouldn't really call that "woefully unprepared." What amount of preparedness does he require to bullshit with a celebrity for five minutes. He does more work than any other late night host preparing to take on politicians and historians in actual conversation. I'm sure these promotional tours are relaxing lulls in his week.

  • Sirilicious

    And a lovely lull for the guest too. Not having to answer the same question for the 67th time. But he may have screwed that up by referencing her hair.

  • Davis

    Would have been better if instead of the comparison just told her to stop trying so hard and also she is nothing like Helen Mirren....Mirren has range

  • chanohack

    Ms. Lawrence's Oscar thinks you're a troll.

  • Davis

    That undeserved oscar? To win an oscar all you need is a good marketing campaign or harvey weinstein to bully people...she didn't cure cancer it's a popularity contest.

  • chanohack

    No, I'm talking about the deserved one.

  • Davis

    When she wins a deserved one your shitty comeback will make sense

  • chanohack

    Oh, she already did!

  • Davis

    Again when she wins one your comeback will make sense

  • chanohack

    That's what I'm saying, she did.

  • Davis


  • mograph

    Did a young Helen Mirren have range? Apples and apples, Davis.

  • Aaron Schulz

    Ooo biting, thats some edge

  • Davis

    wahhh did i make fun of the precious :(

  • Nope. You were just a prick about it.

  • Davis

    Not really it's true she is overrated and does try hard but she is just like us so it is mean, you know i do know a lot of people with dior contracts.

  • becks_

    Your attention seeking behaviour is not nearly as endearing as hers.

  • Davis

    Yes on a comment thread is really me looking for attention. Who do you think will call first the today show or the tonight show?

  • becks_

    The jerk store?

  • Davis

    the jerk store? zingggggg

  • Aaron Schulz

    at least you arent trying really hard

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