Called to the stage for impromptu remarks at Friday’s pre-Oscar party staged by Women in Film, Jennifer Lawrence declared herself "a huge fan" of the previous speaker, Patricia Arquette. She noted that in prior years, she played a younger version of the outspoken actress.
"I love that she stood up," Lawrence told the gathering at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Los Angeles. "We're starting a conversation. We're getting a dialogue going."
She also expressed support for mentoring, a topic broached by another speaker, screenwriter Andrea Berloff, nominated for "Straight Outta Compton," before wrapping up with a chant.