Jennifer Lawrence Needs a Drinking Buddy—and It Could Be You

The Hunger Games actress teams up with Omaze to raise money for Represent.Us

By Zach Johnson Aug 15, 2017 2:20 PMTags

It's no secret that Jennifer Lawrence loves a hearty pour.

"My signature scent probably is already red wine," the Hunger Games actress jokingly told Glamour magazine in 2015. "I'm sure it's always seeping from my pores. I smell like a cabernet."

But as it turns out, Lawrence has a lot to learn about wine. As the Oscar winner told a Vogue interviewer that same year, "I always forget you're supposed to chill rosé; I'm new money." Lawrence is ready to learn, and she wants one of her fans to join her. On Tuesday—her 27th birthday—she announced a new partnership with Omaze, an online fundraising platform that offers people once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive swag for backing charitable causes.

The cause du jour? Represent.Us, which aims to pass anticorruption laws in local, national and state government. (Lawrence is a board member.) "If you're a Republican, if you're liberal, it doesn't matter," she said in Vogue's September issue. The goal of the organization, Lawrence explained, is "getting money and corruption out of politics," thereby "freeing our democracy."

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Wherever people fall on the political spectrum, "We can't continue this divide and anger," she said. "There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans." Now especially, she said, "We have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance."

...which brings Lawrence back to her Omaze campaign.

One lucky winner and a friend will be flown out to California and put in a 4-star hotel. Once there, they will "picnic among the vines and play lawn games at the vineyard" with Lawrence. Depending on the size of the donation, fans will receive a set of two wine charms, two wine tumblers and a "We Run This" T-shirt—and the bigger the donation, the more chances to win.

(If the winner is under 21 or not a drinker, other beverages will be provided.)

Lawrence filmed a hilarious PSA-style video to raise awareness for the campaign. "You want to help stop political corruption in America and drink a ton of wine? Well, you've come to the right video," the actress says. "I'm here to give you and a friend a chance to come wine tasting with me in California to benefit Represent.Us. It'll be great. We'll hang out, drink some wine, talk politics, drink wine, maybe we'll call your ex, maybe we'll call my ex—who knows? The point is, we'll have fun. And I know what you're thinking: 'Jen, why would I go wine tasting with you? You probably can't tell the difference between a review of great wine and a review of one of your movies.' Well, that's rude...and weirdly, very, very specific. I'm not just going to play a game to prove to you that I know the difference between a wine review and a movie review."

Except...that's exactly what happens.

Lawrence's Omaze campaign ends in 42 days.

"The best part of this whole thing is that every entry supports Represent.Us, a grassroots campaign that brings together people form across the political spectrum to pass anticorruption laws and fix our broken elections," Lawrence says. "Enter now and I'll see you in wine country!"