Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep defend their claim to being the greatest of all time

The Oscar-winning stars discussed their intense friendship, and what the Hollywood bible had to say about them in 1993

When Jennifer Lawrence was asked by Entertainment Weekly the year “G.O.A.T.” (Greatest Of All Time) she’d like to be, she didn’t have an answer in mind, though she did prepare a list of possible statements for when she hears the answer to her question at the Golden Globes in January. “I think it’s not about achievement for achievement’s sake. I think it’s about taking chances. It means finding a way to really impact the world and making it better,” she said.

The question came back to Lawrence because she had expressed that G.O.A.T. for many years was Meryl Streep. “I love Meryl and I want her to win. I want to win,” she told the magazine, before confirming that she and Streep had to go out to dinner and explain who G.O.A.T was to each other. The The Hunger Games star confirmed that Streep’s feelings seemed to be the same: “She said, ‘This is the answer, that’s what G.O.A.T. means, that’s what you should say,’” Lawrence said.

At one point they joked that they have to defend their G.O.A.T status against the Hollywood bible Variety who previously criticised them. “I knew I was going to get called a G.O.A.T. when Variety wrote a story about how often I think Meryl Streep is a G.O.A.T.,” Lawrence said. “That’s what it means. I have to defend that phrase because I do have a lot of quotes on my [Instagram] wall and a lot of Meryl quotes.”

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