Jennifer Lawrence clears up Meryl Streep comment made at Golden Globes

Jennifer Lawrence says she was not taking a shot at Meryl Streep when she accepted her Golden Globe Award on Sunday.

While accepting the award for best actress in a musical or comedy for "Silver Linings Playbook," the 22-year-old held up the statuette and said, "What does this say? I beat Meryl!"

Some saw this as a dig at Streep, who was nominated in the same category for "Hope Springs." But during an appearance Tuesday on the "Late Show," Lawrence told David Letterman that she was quoting a movie.

"It was a quote from 'First Wives' Club,'" she said. "Bette Midler was talking about a Globe. I can't believe nobody's ever done it before. She said, 'Look what it says: I beat Meryl.' It was so perfect, and I said it, and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan was going to take it to take it to the Twitterverse -- is that what it's called? I'm not on Twitter. But Twitter is very upset."

Lawrence is referring to a tweet Lohan sent Sunday that said, "[No one] should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep."

"Is that what that's turned into, I don't like Meryl Streep? As if I've had my eyes on getting that girl forever, and I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!'" Lawrence continued. "I wanted to make a public statement, like, 'Hey idiots, it's a quote from a movie, and it's Meryl Streep.'"

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