Jennifer Lawrence Loves ‘TOWIE’: How Did Its Reality Stars React to Their Biggest Fan?

Jennifer Lawrence’s most recent admission has me convinced that we are kindred spirits.  The Oscar winner told The Sun that she watches the hit British reality series, The Only Way is Essex (or TOWIE, for those of us in the know).

“I don’t do much when I’m in the UK, though I do watch the TV,” Lawrence said.  “I really like the shows you have there. You guys get to say f**k and s**t a lot more than our main TV shows do.

You guys have your own version of Jersey Shore, which is so ridiculously amazing I can’t even begin,” she added. “It’s like another world in Essex. 

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins was quite thrilled about the show’s newest fan.

“My eyes popped out of my head when I read about Jennifer!” Collins told Celebuzz via email.  “It’s so amazing to hear that such an A-lister loves Towie. If Jen wants to come and do the Towie tour around Essex, then me, Sam and Billie will be more than happy to show her around.”

Joey Essex was “flattered” to hear the news.  His rep told us that Essex has “fancied” Lawrence since seeing The Hunger Games, and considers her a “salty potato.”


In February 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge also revealed that she’s a fan of the ITV show.  While visiting Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, HRH told a well-wisher that she never missed an episode, but thought that Mark Wright “was not nice enough” to former fiancee Lauren Goodger (both have since left the show).

The first six seasons of TOWIE are available on Hulu Plus.