Criticize her show all you want, America, but there's no denying the powerful appeal of Honey Boo Boo. I'm just saying, when a legitimately talented, intelligent, well-respected A-lister like Jennifer Lawrence admits to being starstruck at the possibility of clapping eyes on the beautimous image of Ms. Boo Boo in the flesh, I think we can safely say that Alana Thompson and her clan have arrived.
In fact, Lawrence got so excited at the very thought of seeing Honey Boo Boo, she actually crashed her car. No, really, I'm not making this up -- this is what she said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday night. To recap: Jennifer Lawrence, incredibly famous Hunger Games star, was driving home from filming Catching Fire when she rear-ended someone because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo.
Check out the hilarious video of her confession:
According to her story, Lawrence was passing a parade when she got distracted by what she thought was an advertisement for the pint-sized TLC star:
It was a breast cancer parade, and people were wearing [sashes] that said 'boobs,' but I thought it was saying 'Boo Boo,' and so I said, 'Whoa, does that mean Honey Boo Boo?' So I started craning my neck and I saw a little girl and I was like, 'That's Honey Boo Boo.'
Awesomely, she actually explained what had happened to the people she hit:
I had to get out of the car and explain what happened. I was like, 'I'm sorry that I hit your family. I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo.'
Here's the clip:
Can you even imagine if you were rear-ended by freaking Jennifer Lawrence, and as you're sitting there wondering if it would be uncool to ask for her autograph because she's such an hugely popular movie star, she apologizes and admits she had been trying to get a glimpse of a 7-year-old girl known for saying things like, "A dollar make me wanna holler"?
Seriously, I kind of love Jennifer Lawrence even more for telling this story, whether or not it's embellished. And you know what? I love Honey Boo Boo. If Katniss can admit it, so can I! LONG LIVE THE BOO BOO FAMILY AND THEIR DERANGED TLC SHOW!
(We redneckognized, that's what. If you haven't jumped on the Boo Boo train, it's time to do so! And, uh, it's conveniently located, being as how it's like two inches from their house.)
What did you think of Jennifer Lawrence's story?
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