Jennifer Lawrence says ’30 Rock’ line changed her mind about being a Republican

Jennifer Lawrence revealed the one line from “30 Rock” that made her become a Democrat.

The Oscar-winning actress, 32, admitted she always thought herself to be a Republican until she stumbled upon an episode of the hit sitcom in her teen years.

Back in 2020, Lawrence revealed she was a Republican before President Donald Trump entered the White House.

“The Hunger Games” star revealed she voted for Republican candidate John McCain in the 2008 presidential election when he ran against Barack Obama.

Speaking to Vogue for their October issue, Lawrence said she was watching “30 Rock” as a 16-year-old, and revealed the one line Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon said that changed her perception of being a Republican.

The life-changing Liz Lemon line for Lawrence was, “Just because I think gay dudes should be allowed to adopt kids and we should all have hybrid cars doesn’t mean I don’t love America.”

Alec Baldwin portrays Jack Donaghy, left, and Tina Fey portrays Liz Lemon in the NBC comedy series, "30 Rock."
Alec Baldwin portrays Jack Donaghy, left, and Tina Fey portrays Liz Lemon in the NBC comedy series, “3 Rock.”

Lawrence revealed that to her, being a Republican posed the question, “Why should my taxes pay for your haughty lifestyle?”

“Nobody likes to see half their paycheck go away, but it made sense to me. Yeah, for the greater good, I guess it makes sense,” she said of her current views.

Speaking in 2020, Lawrence, who was raised in Kentucky, said she saw “the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies” but eventually realized the party’s social policies didn’t align with her views, so she “changed my politics based on the things I learned.”

But what really “changed everything” for the “Silver Linings Playbook” actress was Trump’s election.

“This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws, and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand,” she said. “I don’t think it’s right … it just changes things for me.”

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