Jennifer Lawrence 'throws up at Broadway's 1984'

'Midway through the show, Jennifer Lawrence bolted from her seat. Several people saw her getting sick in the lobby,' says source 

Maya Oppenheim
Wednesday 19 July 2017 15:43
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The 26-year-old actor was apparently forced to relinquish her lunch during a performance of the literary sci-fi novel
The 26-year-old actor was apparently forced to relinquish her lunch during a performance of the literary sci-fi novel

The Broadway adaption of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 has not just been uniformly described as punishingly difficult to watch but has even caused a fair few audience members to faint.

If this was not enough, theatre-goers have also thrown up and screamed at actors from their seats during previews of the play which critics described as “worth the cost of your losing your lunch”.

Jennifer Lawrence is believed to be among those who got violently sick while watching the play on Monday night.

The 26-year-old actor was apparently forced to relinquish her lunch during a performance of the literary sci-fi novel which is set in a future where critical thought is quashed by a totalitarian regime.

“Midway through the show, Jennifer Lawrence bolted from her seat. Several people saw her getting sick in the lobby. The ushers were very helpful and courteous in helping her out,” a source told Page Six.

But a friend of the Oscar-winning actor later told the publication her response had nothing to do with the play, saying: “she caught the stomach flu from her nephews" and adding the star is “really sick.”

But other theatre-goers have been less hardy. Olivia Wilde, who stars in the show alongside Tom Sturridge, even issued a message to spectators who had endured particularly visceral reactions.

“Thank you! Sending my love to those four people who fainted in the audience. Warning: this is not your grandma's Broadway. Hope all are ok!” Wilde wrote on Twitter.

This would not be the first time Lawrence, who is famed for being forthright about her bodily functions, has become ill in a public setting.

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Last year she recounted being sick at an Oscars after-party in 2014, saying: “There’s this big fancy party, this Guy Oseary and Madonna party. And I puked, on the porch.”

“I was in such bad condition, and I look behind me while I’m puking, and Miley Cyrus is there like, ‘Get it together.’”

Never one to shy away from her propensity to spew up, she has also admitted to doing the honours at an Adele concert with Emma Stone.

“I don't really stay out late,” she said last year. “I'm kind of a bummer. I'm a nana. It's hard to get me out, and when I do go out I don't really stay out late. If I do stay out late and I'm partying hard, I will throw up. I don't have the tolerance to black out; I just start puking.”

“Ask Emma Stone. It was the night we saw Adele in LA. She just started rubbing my back. She was really sweet. I was like, 'Get out of here. It's so gross.'”

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