It’s as if Jennifer Lawrence is testing us. If that were the case, the title of the experiment might be: Will we find her as charming and adorable if we knew she checked into a hotel room with a box full of butt plugs? The answer: Kind of... Ok, yes. Because she’s charming and adorable in the video above, which has her explaining to Conan O’Brien what happened when her hotel maid found her stash of gag-gift sex toys.
“Somebody, as a joke, bought me a bunch of butt plugs,” Lawrence said while being interviewed on Conan, waving off the back-story that explains exactly why she had the sex toys in her possession. “Please just trust me that it’s normal, the story. Yeah so I had a copious amount of butt plugs. Tons of butt plugs. All different kinds of colors. And then the maid was coming, so I’m gonna just shove this under the bed so she doesn’t see all these butt plugs.’ She might not know they’re for a joke. And then I came back and all of them were brought out of the bed and they were in this beautiful display on the bedside table.”
Would a hotel maid really do that? I'm now picturing that thing they they do at some family resorts and cruise ships, where the cleaning staff twists towels into adorable animal shapes or displays the kids' toys in funny ways after tidying the room, for the amusement of their guests. Except in this case, the mental image now involves a bizarre rainbow assortment of sex toys. Maybe it's an exaggerated story embellished for comedic effect, or maybe this really happened as Lawrence says it did. I don’t know. Don’t really care. She’s adorable for telling it, which confirms that even a story about a box of butt plugs isn’t going to tarnish the charming image of this Oscar winner. Though I have to admit, I’m also interested in the back-story that involves some kind of joke that would inspire someone to buy her a box of butt plugs, but there's also something to be said for a little mystery.
Lawrence really is the girl on fire lately. Earlier this year, she won herself an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, and then made headlines for stumbling up the stairs to collect her award — and recovering with grace soon after — and geeking out on camera after being approached by Jack Nicholson during an interview…
Among more recent events, The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire is raking in dough at the box office, having surpassed three quarters of a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, with a domestic gross of more than $360 million. And she has David O. Russell’s American Hustle in theaters now. On the interview side of things, when she isn’t bantering about butt plugs, she’s protesting use of the word “fat” as it applies to describing people on TV.