Former Conservative MP George Osborne has claimed that he danced with Jennifer Lawrence at an Oscars after-party at Madonna’s house, describing the Hunger Games star as “normal-sized” – apparently in comparison to most film stars he’s met.
Speaking to The Times about his role as the editor of The Evening Standard, Osborne commented: “One of the great things about being an editor is it’s an excuse to go almost anywhere.”
“I remember turning up at this glamorous afterparty, certainly the most glamorous thing I’ve ever been invited to, and as I arrived, [former culture minister] Ed Vaizey was leaving, saying it was boring.”
Osborne said that he met Madonna and “danced with Jennifer Lawrence”.
Describing the actor, Osborne said: “You know how film stars are very often perfect and petite? Jennifer Lawrence is normal-looking. Well, not normal-looking – she’s very beautiful – but normal sized.
“She was so friendly and she danced with me, but she probably doesn’t remember it.”
Some people have voiced their objection to Osborne’s description of Lawrence.
One person commented on Twitter: “So he danced near her and stared at her and decided she wasn’t perfect looking. VOM.”
Under David Cameron’s leadership, Osborne served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016.
Elsewhere in the interview, he said he has been texting advice on the coronavirus pandemic to current prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock.