Jennifer Lawrence Was Once Put in Jail for Lying at the Airport

If we can count on Jennifer Lawrence to do one thing it would be to get herself stuck in an awkward situation—but then to miraculously get out of it. In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, she revealed that she was once put in jail for lying at the airport.

Yep, you read that right. She was flying to London to audition for the part of Mystique in X-Men: First Class. Unfortunately, she was traveling with a passport that was about to expire, and without a work visa, had to lie to the customs officer about why she was traveling.

When asked by the customs officer whether she was flying for business or pleasure, she replied, “Pleasure.” He then asked, “What are you doing for pleasure?” On the spot, she made up a story of how she was going to attend her brother's wedding. Unfortunately, she couldn’t keep the jig up and cracked under pressure, confessing to what was really going on. "And then, I had to sit in a tiny little jail for like five hours, while they called my employer," she said. "I felt tiny."

On the bright side... this makes for a good story, no?