Lawrence explained: “I wanna thank MTV. I’ll explain. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo for ‘My Super Sweet 16.’ And I remember getting it in the mail and I remember it being the best day of my entire life because it officially made me a professional actor, which put me in the category with all of you. And now I have this naked statue, that means that some of you even voted for me.”
Since Jennifer Lawrence basically told the internet to google her MTV promo, the internet quickly googled her MTV promo. The amazing thing is that Jennifer Lawrence at 14 looks pretty much exactly the same as she does now at 22. “At 14, I looked someone dyed a Ronald McDonald wig blonde and put it on some braces. Luckily I’m 76 now and have outgrown my awkward phase,” she said.
In light of the big reveal, MTV went ahead and released the two-part promo, which has Lawrence playing a bratty teenager whose sweet 16 party goes horribly wrong. Among the terrors were having a disco ball fall flat on her cake and falling over during her grand entrance.
Naturally, since the show was about a bunch of bratty and over-privileged kids, Lawrence’s character wasn’t happy.
But hey, at least she got her SAG card. Lawrence was nominated in the category alongside Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts and Helen Mirren; she’s the favorite to win Best Actress at the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24.