Jennifer Lawrence releases statement thanking 'Silver Linings Playbook' filmmakers following Oscars 'brain fart'

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Jennifer Lawrence continued her winning streak Sunday at the Oscars when she was awarded the golden statute for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, but the 22-year-old starlet, fresh off her win, realized she neglected to thank the film’s director and producer during her speech- so she’s doing it now.

Lawrence took the stage and thanked costar Bradley Cooper, her parents who with her at the event and even laughed off her tumble up the stairs. However, the Oscar winning actress, who now realizes who she forgot to thank, will not let her gratitude toward the men behind Playbook go unheard.

The Hunger Games actress released a statement to Entertainment Weekly saying, “In the whirlwind of last night, I was remiss to thank two incredibly important people to this film and in my life.”

She thanks Russell for the “most incredible experience of my life” his “genius” and “guidance” and for “teaching me things about myself and nurturing me to be a better actor. You have so much passion and such a bleeding heart, you believe not only in your films but what your films can do for people and that is the most important thing that I have learned from you.”

To Weinstein she writes, “You championed this movie and its story from early days. Your passion and unyielding support gave this film the opportunity to thrive and touch so many people.”

Lawrence explains that she will “never be able to forgive” herself for the “brain fart” but hopes “you both can.”

“[Y]our brain does funny things during the most overwhelming moment of your life!” she concludes.

From Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence will move back into her role as Katniss in Catching Fire.

image: ABC



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