Jennifer Lawrence: The Only Way Is Essex is “ridiculously amazing”

The Oscar-winning Hollywood star has developed a fascination with TOWIE during her time in England


Her work on movies like Silver Linings Playbook and Winter’s Bone has drawn widespread critical acclaim, but it turns out Jennifer Lawrence herself is a fan of the slightly less nuanced performances of British structured reality show The Only Way is Essex.


“You guys have your own version of [US reality series] Jersey Shore, which is so ridiculously amazing I can’t even begin,” said Lawrence. “It’s like another world in Essex.”

But the ITV show is not the only thing about British TV that appeals to Lawrence, who says she also enjoys our relaxed attitude to swearing.

“I don’t do much when I’m in the UK, though I go watch the TV. I really like the shows you have there. You guys get to say f**k and s**t a lot more than our main TV shows do,” she said.

The Hollywood actress, who has been spotted on these shores in recent months with English actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, reveals her affection for the UK doesn’t end with Essex and swearing.

“I’m a big fan of all things British,” she told The Sun. “I get to spend some time there now and again and I like that I can go for fish and chips wearing the most awful outfit and it’s cool, you know.”

We’re going to give J-Law the benefit of the doubt and take that last comment as a compliment…