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    Jennifer Lawrence Called Meryl Streep The GOAT, And Apparently Her "Don't Look Up" Costar Thought She Meant Goat, As In A Farm Animal

    "I was like, 'Meryl, you know that G.O.A.T. means Greatest Of All Time, right?'"

    We've recently heard several bizarre anecdotes from Jennifer Lawrence about her time filming Don't Look Up, and a new one involving Meryl Streep might honestly be the most outrageous of them all.

    As most of us know, Jennifer makes her return to the screen in Netflix's upcoming sci-fi satire, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothée Chalamet, Chris Evans, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Rob Morgan, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, and last but certainly not least, Meryl.

    Jennifer, Leonardo, Meryl, and Jonah Hill pose on the red carpet at the premiere of their film

    The Hollywood icon's resume — which includes a record number of Oscar and Golden Globe nominations over the course of multiple decades — is quite impressive. Meryl's peers have often referred to her as the greatest actor of our era, or, more colloquially, the Greatest Of All Time.

    The cast onstage

    But per Jennifer, it sounds like Meryl, somehow, wasn't aware of her distinction until just the other day.

    Jennifer in a form-sitting polka dot dress waves to fans and photographers

    "God, this happened today," she said during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. "We offhandedly call Meryl the G.O.A.T., you know? G.O.A.T., like, 'Oh, the G.O.A.T. Do that. Yeah, the G.O.A.T. will go here.'"

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    "And we were doing a photo shoot and I, you know, said something, like 'G.O.A.T.,'" Jennifer explained, recalling an interaction with Meryl. "And Meryl kind of said, 'That's right. Just tell the old goat where to go.'"

    Jennifer went on to clarify the nickname. "I was like, 'Meryl, you know that G.O.A.T. means Greatest Of All Time, right?'" she continued.

    It was apparently news to Meryl.

    "She was like, 'Oh! No!'" Jennifer shared.

    "And we were like, 'Well we haven't just been calling you goat!'"

    Jennifer with her hand over her heard in disbelief

    You can watch Jennifer recount the endearing moment here or via the clip above.