"I've never once put it out there that I think I can sing or that I even enjoy singing," Jennifer Lawrence also joked on the carpet of her musical prowess

By Jodi Guglielmi
December 14, 2015 10:05 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence might be Hollywood’s most popular BFF, but there’s one group of people that the actress is pretty sure doesn’t want to be in her squad: directors.

Lawrence said she thinks directors hate her because they keep making her sing in movies.

“You know I have this theory that directors hate me,” Lawrence, 25, told Entertainment Tonight at the N.Y.C. premiere of Joy Sunday night. “I don’t know why. I hate it that I have to keep doing it. It’s the weirdest thing.”

Lawrence showed off her vocal chops in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when she famously sang “The Hanging Tree,” and she once again finds herself getting musical in Joy. But just because she can belt it out like a pro doesn’t mean she wants to be the next pop star.

“I’ve never once put it out there that I think I can sing or that I even enjoy singing,” Lawrence joked.

Lawrence stunned on the red carpet wearing a slinky white gown with a plunging neckline and open back. She kept her makeup light and natural for the occasion and painted her nails red to add a pop of color to her look.

Joy marks her third film with director David O. Russell and her fourth with Bradley Cooper – who also walked the carpet on Sunday night.

And while she may not be crazy about singing in movies, Lawrence already has a few ideas about who would be her ideal karaoke partner.

“The first person that is coming into my mind is Emma Stone,” she explained. “Or I would choose Adele, and I would just mouth along with her.”

But don’t count on there being a dance routine to go along with Lawrence’s Karaoke duets.

Lawrence’s Joy costar, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp (who plays a young Joy in the film) said she bonded with the actress by trying to teach her the dance moves she was learning for a school play – and Lawrence couldn’t quite catch the rhythm.

“At that time I was in like this concert for school and choir so I was kind of rehearsing the moves,” Crovetti-Cramp told PEOPLE on how she bonded with Lawrence. “I was trying to teach her how to do moves and she’s like ‘Oh my gosh, this is so hard, how do you like even memorize this?'”

Crovetti-Cramp said that even though Lawrence couldn’t master the dance moves, she would still make a great older sister.

“She would definitely be a good big sister. She was very, very nice and I just loved hanging out with her,” she said. “I mean everybody loves to hang out with her.”

Reporting by JESSICA FECTEAU

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