Jennifer Lawrence has successfully completed an about-turn on all the hating that was being directed at her after her Golden Globes acceptance speech (for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook). Lawrence was invited onto the Late Show with David Letterman, where she explained what any right-thinking observer had figured out, anyway: that she meant no harm to Meryl Streep when she collected the award and, if anything, it was a mark of respect, if a little ill-judged.

Lawrence explained that she was pretty shocked to see that – with the help of Lindsay Lohan, the ‘Twittersphere’ had somehow morphed her comments into ‘Jennifer Lawrence hates Meryl Streep.’ In case you’re wondering what Lawrence had done to find herself on the receiving end of such a misunderstanding, Lawrence collected the gong, looked at it and said “What does it say? I beat Meryl!” Yup. That’s what she said. Bet she regrets it now!

Talking to Letterman, Lawrence said that when she realised how her words had been interpreted by some, she thought “I was like, is that what this turned into? I don’t like Meryl Streep? As if I’ve had my eyes on getting that girl forever and I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!' It will have been a learning curve for Lawrence though, who no doubt is re-writing her potential Oscars speech, right this minute. 

Watch Jennifer Lawrence in the trailer for Silver Linings Playbook