Jennifer Lawrence drops accidental bombshell in New York Times interview, reveals she's writing screenplay with Amy Schumer

The two play sisters in the 100-page comedic screenplay

Published August 26, 2015 2:48PM (EDT)

  (AP/Mario Anzuoni/Donald Traill)
(AP/Mario Anzuoni/Donald Traill)

Speaking with a New York Times reporter about "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" Wednesday, Jennifer Lawrence accidentally let news slip that she's currently wrapping up a screenplay in collaboration with Amy Schumer.

According to Lawrence, the two play sisters in the 100-page comedic screenplay.

“Amy and I were creatively made for each other," Lawrence told New York Times. "We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing ‘Trainwreck.’”

Lawrence said that her working relationship with Schumer began when she sent her a glowing email after watching "Trainwreck."

"I’m in love with you,” that email read.

The rest was history; Schumer appeared during Jon Stewart's last week on "The Daily Show," telling him that Lawrence was the "coolest chick you'll ever meet," and went on to discuss a recent vacation to the Hamptons she'd departed on with the actress.

"In all the pictures we took, I look like her coach," she quipped.

Learning that Lawrence had accidentally "spilled the beans to the New York Times" Schumer reportedly respoded: "That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’”

[h/t New York Times]

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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