An hour or so before the Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the New England Patriots at the 2018 Super Bowl, Jennifer Lawrence was on a Delta flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles when she got on the intercom and led an Eagles chant for a plane full of unenthused passengers.
“Everybody, this is not the pilot speaking. This is Jennifer Lawrence,” she said over the microphone. “It’s February 4th, Super Bowl Sunday, and we all know what that means. Can I please get a ‘Fly eagles fly? Fly eagles fly! Fly eagles fly!'”
When the camera whipped around toward the passengers, it revealed a sea of bored faces. First class was definitely NOT here for J.Law’s chant, that’s for damn sure. We did see a few fists raised in the main cabin, though, so it wasn’t entirely a loss.
You must watch the video until the end because Lawrence goes off-book and shouts the iconic line from Bridesmaids, “There’s a colonial woman on the wing!” which caused the flight attendant to immediately pull the intercom from Lawrence’s hand.
We had no idea that Lawrence was such a big Eagles fan, but she was in Silver Linings Playbook, a movie that The Philadelphia Inquirer says “so shrewdly captured the peculiar psychology of fandom in general and of Eagles fandom in particular.” The whole movie has an obsession with the team, specifically Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper’s characters. Cooper himself is also Philly boy and sat in box seats during the 2018 Super Bowl. While Lawrence is from Kentucky and hasn’t publicly announced her love for the team outside of being in Silver Linings Playbook, it seems that once an onscreen Eagles fan, always an Eagles fan.