Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night joked about Jennifer Lawrence’s revelation of her ‘nightmares’ about him, laughing that he was not to blame if he appeared in the dreams of Hollywood starlets.
Lawrence, 32, told Vogue magazine that she was sad and angry that some of her relatives supported Donald Trump. Born into a Republican family in Kentucky, she said she struggled to come to terms with their views – and had nightmares about Carlson.
The Fox News host on Tuesday could not resist referencing her claims.
‘When you decide to work in television, you lose control of a lot of things,’ Carlson told his viewers, furrowing his brow.
‘Foremost, the way other people perceive you.
‘So can it really be your fault, are you really responsible, if major Hollywood starlets dream about you?’
He then pulled out a pair of black spectacles.
‘Maybe it’s the sexy glasses,’ he deadpanned.
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night responded to Jennifer Lawrence’s claim that she has nightmares about him
Carlson joked that Lawrence dreamed of him due to his ‘sexy glasses’
The actress is the cover star of the October issue of the fashion magazine
Lawrence with her family at the 2013 Academy Awards, during which she won an Oscar for her performance as a leading actress in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ The actress says political divisions in the Trump era have divided her family
Carlson’s colleague, Trace Gallagher, noted: ‘Jennifer Lawrence sees you in her head at night, the nightmares when she sleeps. She is probably not watching you now, but her parents are probably watching you, because they are fans.’
He pointed out that Lawrence – a passionate Democrat campaigner – was accused by Carlson in 2017 of having ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ after she remarked that the terrible hurricane season was perhaps ‘Mother Nature’s wrath’ at the election of Trump.
Carlson concluded: ‘So she has nightmares about us, nightmares.’
He added: ‘We are flattered. Can’t help it if they dream about you.’
Carlson’s colleague, Trace Gallagher, told him: ‘Jennifer Lawrence sees you in her head at night’
Lawrence, who grew up in an upper-middle class suburb of Kentucky, says she was formerly culturally conservative but reformed her political thinking as she watched Tina Fey’s portrayal of Liz Lemon on the NBC comedy ’30 Rock.’
Lawrence says she has recurring nightmares about Tucker Carlson in a new interview with Vogue
Lawrence, in her Vogue interview, said her father’s support for Trump drove a wedge between them.
‘I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different,’ she said.
She added: ‘I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can not.’
Lawrence said she could not understand people who were disinterested in politics.
‘I can’t f— with people who aren’t political anymore,’ she said, citing gun control and abortion access as key issues.
‘You live in the United States of America. You have to be political.
It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.’
Lawrence, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, said she was devastated by the 2016 election.
It breaks my heart because America had the choice between a woman and a dangerous, dangerous jar of mayonnaise.
‘And they were like, “Well, we can’t have a woman. Let’s go with the jar of mayonnaise.”‘
Lawrence grew up in an upper-middle class suburb of Kentucky where she says being conservative was more cultural than political
‘How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?’ wonders the actress, commenting on the feud with her family she cannot overcome
Lawrence told Vogue that a miscarriage she suffered several years ago in Toronto convinced her of the importance of abortion access for young women.
She says she was ‘100%’ planning to get an abortion prior to the miscarriage, but the overturning of Roe v. Wade catapulted the issue to new importance for her personally, and in terms of her relationship with her family.
“I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families,” she remarked.
‘How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?’
She says she periodically broaches the subject with her family, but accepts that she is not convincing them.
‘I broach the subject in the sense that I unleash text messages. Just: Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. They don’t respond,’ she said.
‘And then I’ll feel bad and send a picture of the baby.’