Jennifer Lawrence Even Makes Rob Ford Sound Good

So, it's settled then. Jennifer Lawrence should play Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking mayor, in the movie adaption of his life. Or, better yet, let's just give her his job. On Wednesday night, Lawrence got our vote thanks to a skit that aired on Late Night With David Letterman. In a pre-recorded, Ken Burns-style sketch entitled, "The Statement," Lawrence — along with Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Martha Stewart — recited a spliced version of Ford's now infamous sorta-mea-culpa. "Yes, I have smoked crack-cocaine," quotes J Lawr in character. Then a bunch of other famous people chime in with the rest of the speech. But, nobody has the gravitas — or the pixie cut — of Dame Jennifer Lawrence. (Seriously, we need to Dame her already.)
Here's a tip for politicians with impulse control problems: If you're forced to admit to your weird, illegal antics in a public forum — and you probably will be — consider hiring Lawrence to read your speech of shame. Just watch as she recites the go-to line of every political whoops script: "All I can say is I've made mistakes." It almost makes you feel for the mayor who admitted to "probably" smoking crack in one his "drunken stupors." Almost.

More from Entertainment

R29 Original Series