Jennifer Lawrence Confesses to Seth Meyers That She Used to Have a Crush on Him and Nearly Asked Him on a Date

"I'm a predator," the Joy actress jokes on Late Night

By Zach Johnson Dec 16, 2015 2:29 PMTags

Imagine what could have been!

When Jennifer Lawrence appeared on NBC's Late Night Tuesday, she confessed to host Seth Meyers that she used to fantasize about him back in the day. "You probably know this by now because I've told everybody at NBC. Years ago, I did SNL. You were working there. I don't know what you did. I had a really big crush on you, and so I had this whole plan. All week I was like, 'He's going to ask me out. He's totally going to ask me out,'" the Golden Globe nominee said. "Then later in the week I was like, 'I'm going to ask him out.' I had created the romance in my head because I'm delusional." And so I was like, 'OK, you know what? I'm doing it. I'm doing it!'"

During a costume fitting, she revealed her plans. "Thank God I talked to the wardrobe lady and I was like, 'I think I'm going to ask Seth Meyers out. I'm going to give him my number.' She was like, 'Honey, he's engaged.' I was like, 'Cool! Good talk!' Ah!'" Lawrence told Meyers, who is expecting his first child with Alexi Ashe. "It was so long ago that now I feel like I could tell you."

"It's safe because it worked out," Meyers said. "I married that lady."

He then gave cheers to "how everything worked out."

"Cheers to my humiliation, I guess," Lawrence joked.

"We should have had you do a toast at our wedding," Meyers said.

"'I'm happier without you,'" Lawrence said playfully.

"My wife would contend you probably are," Meyers joked.

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Meyers is not a viable option, but Lawrence's other celebrity crush may be. "I gave Larry David my number. He never called me. I texted [Amy Schumer] the other night," she said of her famous BFF. "I wrote to her as I was randomly watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and I said, 'I have so many sexual and boyfriend/marriage feelings for Larry David. I feel like I'm going to be sick.'"

"I'm feeling a little less awesome about the crush," Meyers joked.

"Don't!" Lawrence said. "You guys have something special."

"I gave him my number, but he never called me. But he also might have been married! I don't know. Apparently I don't ask about these things. I'm so not that girl...I would never go after another woman's man. I always forget about Step 1: Find out if he already has a wife," the Joy star said. "I get so carried away and go into the delusion of like, 'Oh, my God! We're in love!'" Reflecting on her crushes, she later joked to Meyers, "I'm like a predator! You were my victim!"

Late Night With Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. on NBC.

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