Entertainment Movies Jennifer Lawrence Used to Pretend to Be Interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres While on the Toilet "Pretty much any time it was a number two — it was you!" Jennifer Lawrence joked while appearing on the latest episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 24, 2022 10:29 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Lawrence has made quite the candid confession. During Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress, 31, admitted to the talk show host that as a teenager, she used to pretend to be interviewed by DeGeneres while on the toilet. The conversation began when DeGeneres, 64, called Lawrence from the set of her daytime show. After congratulating the star on the recent birth of her first baby, the comedian mused with the Hunger Games actress about how she used to live in the home that Lawrence is currently residing in. DeGeneres recalled Lawrence telling her how she used to create mock interview scenarios with DeGeneres in her pre-fame days — while using the bathroom! The host then asked Lawrence if she also imagined talking to other popular talk show hosts as well. "Oprah [Winfrey], obviously. A little bit of [David] Letterman," Lawrence admitted, before adding: "But I was really into your show. So pretty much any time it was a number two — it was you!" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Rich Fury/Getty Images; Andrew Chin/Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence Hilariously Recalls Altercation After Getting High at Ellen DeGeneres' Party As DeGeneres exclaimed "Wow!" and let out a laugh, she playfully told Lawrence, "I am honored." "That is amazing," she continued, before Lawrence chimed in, stating, "I'm honored! I mean, look at me now." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Continuing their conversation, Lawrence then joked that she "manifested hard on [the toilet]," saying, "Maybe that's the lesson." "Take your time, don't rush it," she added, as DeGeneres noted, "And don't think you're just on the toilet for one reason. You can manifest anything when you're there." RELATED VIDEO: Adele Talks About Becoming Friends with Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence: 'They Humanized Me' DeGeneres also asked Lawrence exactly what age she was when she was imagining being interviewed by her on her long-running eponymous talk show — which is scheduled to end this year. "Your show started, I think, when I was 13. So I would say, like, 13 to 17," Lawrence revealed. "[I spent] my formative years on the toilet." When DeGeneres next asked the star exactly what kind of questions she imagined being asked, Lawrence candidly admitted that they centered around her looks. "Probably just like, 'How did you get so pretty? You're the prettiest person I've ever seen,' " Lawrence said. "And I'd be like, 'Oh, Ellen. Stop! Oh my God. I'm definitely not the prettiest person you've ever seen.' " In response, DeGeneres told Lawrence that her candid answer was "hilarious" as they neared the end of their call together.