Jennifer Lawrence turned down the chance to appear on revered talk show "Inside the Actors Studio" because, at 22, she felt she was too young to join the movie greats who had been interviewed by host James Lipton.
The dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School, who hosts the periodical in-depth chat show, was urged to invite Lawrence to "Inside" by her "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Bradley Cooper. Cooper is a former student who returned recently to the drama school for a taped interview. When Lipton reached out to Lawrence, she declined the offer.
The veteran presenter tells TV Guide magazine, "Jennifer Lawrence said that she loves the show and is not ready for it. ... We all agreed that she was so brilliant in 'Silver Linings Playbook,' and Bradley was urging me to do it, saying he would come sit in the front row if we did it with her. I got back to her people and then they said she wasn't available. I perfectly respect her. I mean, she's 22 years old. She's got time."