Jennifer Lawrence: BAFTA win was big surprise

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February 24th, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence thought her BAFTA win was a prank.

The 23-year-old star was in the ''middle of being painted blue'' while filming re-shoots for her role as Mystique in the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', in Montreal, Canada when she received the call explaining she'd won Best Supporting Actress at the awards evening which took place in London on February 16.

She told deadline.com: ''Oh, it was a big surprise. I didn't remember that the BAFTAs were happening that day. I certainly did not think I was going to win one so I put it out of my mind.

''So there I was, in the middle of being painted blue, and someone said, 'You just won the BAFTA!' And I said, 'Oh, go f**k yourself!' And then it turned out they were serious.''

Although Lawrence was gutted she missed out on the star-studded bash, she admitted it was a relief not to have to worry about making a speech.

She added: ''It has been a bit of a blessing to be away, and not really aware of what has been going on. It actually has been really nice.''

Meanwhile, the blonde beauty is up against '12 Years A Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o, Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins, August: Osage County's Julia Roberts and June Squibb in 'Nebraska', for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2.