Jennifer Lawrence reveals the 'selfish' reason Amy Schumer should win their Golden Globe battle

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Chris Mejaski,

Until it actually happened last Thursday, Jennifer Lawrence hadn't considered she'd be up against her bestie Amy Schumer for a Golden Globe.

"That was so amazing because obviously I only pay attention to myself, so I was like oh I got nominated, and then when she texted and said something about the same category I was like -- are you, what, like -- huh?" she tells etalk's Danielle Graham in New York.

Lawrence is up for her work in "Joy," while Schumer is nominated for "Trainwreck" in the Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical/Comedy category.

The nomination comes at the tail end of a year that saw the talented actresses become fast friends, documenting their epic friendship on social media, and working on a comedy script together.

"So obviously I'm pulling for her. Selfishly, it would be good for our movie if she won, so vote for Amy," Lawrence says.

In "Joy," out Christmas Day, Lawrence plays a woman who founds a business dynasty, becoming a family matriarch, while facing betrayal, loss of innocence and the trials of love.

It's her third time working with David O. Russell, who also directed "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle." 

"It's incredible to be part of his legacy," Lawrence says. "But honestly, I love him and I completely trust him and I get so much more from the experience with him and learning."

That said, Lawrence was none too pleased to be asked to sing in the film. 

"I won't even pretend to have a good attitude," she says. "Talk to David about how mean I was to him [about having to sing]."

It's not the first time Lawrence has had to carry a tune on-screen, however, so it's no surprise she made it through with her signature sense of humour in tact. 

"I also hate falling and I keep doing that, so I don't know," she says.

"I mean, I get paid to work so if I sign onto a job and the director comes into my trailer and says 'I want you to sing a song,' it doesn't matter how much I yell at him and tell him I hate him and cry and say please, please, please, please don't make me do it. I have to do it."

For more of Danielle's interview with Jennifer Lawrence, be sure to watch tonight's etalk!