Jennifer Lawrence Told Robert De Niro to Leave Her Wedding So She Could…Enjoy It

"[After he left] that just genuinely made me feel better," the actress said of her former co-star's presence at her 2019 wedding to Cooke Maroney.

Jennifer Lawrence Told Robert De Niro to Leave Her Wedding So She Could…Enjoy It
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As an actor, Robert De Niro is profoundly talented, no doubt. As a wedding guest, however…well, I have some doubts. And who better to confirm the validity of such than his former co-star, Jennifer Lawrence?

In a recent interview, the actress proceeded to delightfully overshare about her 2019 nuptials to Cooke Maroney. As ever, much of her feelings about the event are deeply relatable—even if I, personally, have not gotten married yet.

“It’s so stressful,” Lawrence vented to E! News. “You’re not having fun. You’re just like, ‘Is that person having fun?’” As someone who often spirals as to whether people in my company are enjoying themselves, I get it.

“I’ll never forget—I was freaking out about the guests being cold, and all of my friends were lying, they’re like, ‘Nobody’s cold, nobody’s cold, everything’s fine, everything’s fine,’ Lawrence said. Her mother, meanwhile, begged to differ as only mothers can: with a hefty dose of guilt! “My mom was like, ‘It’s freezing out there, your grandmother almost died.’”

But Grandma wasn’t even the elder guest Lawrence was most concerned about. It was none other than De Niro. Because of course it was.

“I looked over and I saw Bob, who doesn’t know anybody and he’s kind of wandering around, and I immediately was like, ‘No, this isn’t what he wants to be doing. I don’t want him here,’” she recalled. Again, I empathize. The man looks as if he’s rarely enjoyed an experience in his life. Lawrence then did what any anxiety-addled person would do: Mercifully directed him toward the exit.

“So I went over and whispered, I was like, ‘Go home’ and he was nice—he like talked to my parents and was polite—but I was like, ‘Go.’” Fortunately, the man takes direction well, because leave he most certainly did.

“[After De Niro left] that just genuinely made me feel better,” Lawrence confided.

Frankly, I give her credit for inviting him at all. I don’t know the guy, but if even one allegation from the lawsuit filed by his former assistant is true—I’ll note that a court ordered De Niro’s production company to fork over $1.3 million to her even if he wasn’t found personally liable—I think I’d decide he’s simply not worth the extra plate charge.

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