"What does it say? I beat Meryl!," Lawrence said as soon as she got the award in what many people thought to be a reference to the also nominated Meryl Streep, but as we learned Monday, it wasn't. The phrase was actually a quote from the 1996 film, "The First Wives Club."
"It was a quote from 'First Wives Club,'" Lawrence told David Letterman Tuesday night. "Bette Midler was talking about a Globe, I can't believe nobody's ever done it before, where she says 'Look what it says, it says I beat Meryl.'" Later on adding "I said it and I had no idea Lindsay Lohan would take it to the Twitterverse."
The Hunger Games star was referring to Lohan's tweet about her speech.
Words cannot express how much I LOVE Kristen Wiig. And no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) January 14, 2013
When Letterman asked Lawrence what she though about the "dopes" who didn't get the joke, she responded, "I wanted to make a public statement like, 'Hey Idiots its a quote from a movie and it's Meryl Streep."