Actress Jennifer Lawrence revealed on the Graham Norton Show that she was held in jail for hours because she lied to a customs officer while on her way to London in 2011.
Lawrence was reportedly jailed when she travelled to London to audition for X-Men: First Class after colleagues told her not to let on that she was there for work.
“They were like, 'Whatever you do, don't tell them that you're here for work, 'cause they'll ask for a work visa—say you're here for pleasure,'" says Lawrence. "And I'm like, 'Oh, my good God ... I have to lie to a customs officer!'" Lawrence recalled, Newser reported.
She then decided to make up a story as to why she was in the city.
“I get there and he's like, 'Business or pleasure?' 'Pleasure.' 'What are you doing for pleasure?' 'My brother's getting married.' 'Where's he getting married?' 'Wimbledon.' 'Is he American?' 'Yes,'" Lawrence said.
“'Do you have an invitation?' 'No.'" That's when she fessed up and admitted everything, which earned her a detention. "I had to sit in a tiny little jail for like five hours while they called my employer.”
Lawrence added that the experience made her feel “tiny.”