Being asked to appear on James Lipton’s “Inside the Actors Studio” is a considerable honor for any actor — but “Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook” star Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t interested.
According to EW, Lawrence had her publicist turn down the request to be interviewed by Lipton at Pace University for an episode of the series, which has run for 18 years and and is broadcast in 125 countries around the world.
“Do you know how much that guy would hate me?” the Golden Globe winner joked, referring to Lipton, who conducts the interviews like a seminar for students of the craft. “Tell me about your method?’ There is no method! I never know my lines! He would be horrified.”
“I love that show but I’m not old enough,” she adds. “I’m not at a place yet where I
can look back and think ‘Oh this how I….’ I’m not ready. And, please,
I’m an animal.”
It’s not the first time an actor has declined to appear on the series. Gregory Peck repeatedly turned Lipton down, and finally agreed to appear on the show in 2003 — but he died before the scheduled taping. Adam Sandler, George Lucas, Woody Allen, Howard Stern, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chevy Chase, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Warren Beatty and Sean Connery all turned it down as well, but they — and Lawrence, now — have standing invitations to do an episode should the mood later strike them.