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Celebrities are used to being noticed. Some celebrities, like Jennifer Lawrence, end up with their faces plastered in so many places that it’s nearly impossible to not know what she looks like. Emphasis on nearly. Apparently, The Hunger Games star once tried to hang out with Harrison Ford and J.J. Abrams, but the pair seemingly had no clue who she was.
Jennifer Lawrence recently recorded an episode of The Graham Norton Show (via US Weekly, as part of the promotion for X-Men: Apocalypse. During the interview, she brought up one time that she was out on the town with a friend, comedian Jack Whitehall, and she saw a pair of big celebrities herself. She thought she’d be able to join them without much difficulty. She is J-Law, after all. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way.
I never assume anyone knows who I am, but when I spotted Harrison Ford and J.J. Abrams I was like, ‘It’ll be fine, we’re all coworkers, right?’ So I went up to them and started dancing like an idiot and the whole table just went quiet and stared at me. I realized while I am dancing that they had absolutely no idea who I was, so I just turned around and walked back to Jack, dying of embarrassment.
The episode got a little bit worse for Jennifer Lawrence, after Harrison Ford did recognize Jack Whitehall. The two had filmed something together previously and while Whitehall wasn’t sure that Ford would remember him, Ford called out to him before Whitehall had a chance to say hello himself.
While this was apparently something of a humbling experience for Jennifer Lawrence, she probably shouldn’t feel too bad about it. In the first place, Harrison Ford is famous for wanting to spend more of his time on his Wyoming ranch than in Hollywood. He doesn’t necessarily spend that much time around other movie stars and, if he’s never seen a Hunger Games movie, it probably wouldn’t surprise too many people. We’re a bit more surprised that J.J. Abrams didn’t recognize her. As a director, and a producer of, well, half the properties in Hollywood, we’d expect him to recognize one of the most famous women on the planet.
However, if Jennifer Lawrence was dancing up to them, we’re going to assume there was also other dancing going on. If this place was a club of some kind, Lawrence doesn’t specify, then maybe the lighting was dim and it was just hard to see people's faces. If there wasn’t anybody else dancing for some reason, then we’ll just assume that the table was so shocked by this random dancing lady that they didn’t even look to see who it was.
Either way, it's a great story.