On Saturday, Jennifer Lawrence was a no show when she was named Best Actress at the second annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ (AACTA) International Awards in West Hollywood, Calif.
Accepting the award on her behalf was her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jacki Weaver, who announced that Lawrence was suffering from a case of pneumonia.
Weaver, along with their other co-star Robert De Niro, also took home awards for Best Supporting Actress and Actor, while Bradley Cooper lost the Best Actor prize to Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis.
Lawrence’s illness comes just two weeks after the 70th Golden Globe Awards, where she announced she had the flu.
“I don’t want to shake your hand, I have the flu! Sorry!” she told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet while donning a gorgeous Dior haute couture gown.
Let’s hope Lawrence has a fast recovery, otherwise she may also have to skip Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The 22-year-old actress is both a nominee and a presenter.
She's been ill for so long the poor thing. The producer thinks she is likely to be at the SAGs tomorrow but if she's ill I think she should rest instead.
Silver Linings Playbook producer Bruce Cohen explains to Us Weekly: "With all her appearances, she hasn't gotten enough bed rest, but I think her plan is to be at the SAGs tomorrow," Cohen said. He cautioned: "I haven't spoken to her recently."
She was just on E! and doesn't sound sick whatsoever. I'm loving her hair. It makes her look so grown up and sophisticated. The dress is Dior haute couture (obviously) and is a deep navy. Very beautiful.