Jack Nicholson flirts with Jennifer Lawrence at Oscars

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013, 15:16 PM IST

New York: Jack Nicholson didn`t let a half-century of age difference stop him from hitting on Jennifer Lawrence backstage at the Oscars.

The 22-year-old was discussing her Best Actress win with ABC`s George Stephanopoulos Sunday night when the `As Good as It Gets` actor lunged into the TV interview to make a move.

"You`ve got a fan here," the "Good Morning America" host told Lawrence, as the shocked actress gasped and covered her mouth.

"You did such a beautiful job. I don`t mean to crash your interview, but I wanted to congratulate you," Nicholson said.

Lawrence, who`d just won for her turn in the David O. Russell film `Silver Linings Playbook,` was game to engage in some playful repartee.

"You`re being really rude," she told him in jest, clearly piquing his interest.

Nicholson said, bowing in her direction, that he loved her in the movie, adding that it was great.

She replied saying that she loved all his movies.

Clearly sensing an opening, Nicholson went in for the kill.

"You look like an old girlfriend of mine," he said, shamelessly flirting with her.

"Oh really? Do I look like a new girlfriend?" Lawrence replied with a laugh.

"I thought about it," Nicholson said with his trademark grin as he floated back into the crowd.

Lawrence was in shock after her exchange with Nicholson.

Lawrence then buried her head in her hands asking if he was he was still here.

On cue, Nicholson snuck up once again, poking his face back into the shot.

"I`ll be waiting," he said gleefully, this time wearing dark sunglasses.

Stephanopoulos then said he planned to ask Lawrence about her most memorable moment of the night.

"That!" she said of the Nicholson encounter, not even acknowledging her infamous trip and fall on the Oscar stage steps.