Jennifer Lawrence Wants You to Drink Wine & Talk Politics With Her
Did you realize Jennifer Lawrence turned 27 this week? Proving that she only gets better with time, like a fine wine, the Hunger Games star celebrated by launching a charitable campaign. And speaking of wine, she wants to drink a ton of it and talk politics — possibly with you.
That's right; Lawrence is looking for someone to join her in partaking in two favorite pastimes. It's all part of a new partnership with Omaze, an online fundraising platform that rewards people for supporting charitable causes by offering them once-in-a-lifetime experiences and super-cool swag.
Where Lawrence is concerned, that means flying one lucky winner and an arguably even luckier friend out to California to join the actor in wine country. The lucky pair will be put up in a four-star hotel, and they will "picnic among the vines and play lawn games at the vineyard" with JLaw.
The campaign will benefit Represent.Us (for which Lawrence is a board member), a grassroots campaign aimed at uniting people across the political spectrum. The ultimate goal? To pass anticorruption laws and fix broken elections.
"We can't continue this divide and anger," Lawrence said in Vogue's September issue. "There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans . . . we have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance."
The larger the donation made to the campaign, the more you stand to win — two wine charms, two wine tumblers and a "We Run This" T-shirt are among the potential swag.
As part of the official launch of her campaign, Lawrence debuted a LOL-inducing PSA-style video in which she tries to tell the difference between reviews of her movies and wine reviews.
If you still need incentive to watch the video and/or donate to Lawrence's campaign, which ends in 42 days, FYI, mull over what a weekend hanging out in wine country with JLaw might look like. Hey, we'll make it easier for you. Here's Lawrence's personal pitch:
"You want to help stop political corruption in America and drink a ton of wine? Well, you've come to the right video," the actor says. "I'm here to give you and a friend a chance to come wine-tasting with me in California to benefit Represent.Us. It'll be great. We'll hang out, drink some wine, talk politics, drink wine, maybe we'll call your ex, maybe we'll call my ex — who knows? The point is, we'll have fun."
Uh, where do we sign up? (Hint: Here.)