Jennifer Lawrence's drunken alter ego

Aletha Wilkinson

Jennifer Lawrence has a drunken alter ego named Gail who emerges whenever the actress has downed too much rum.

The 27-year-old has revealed that if she overindulges in that one particular liquor, she turns into a "masculine" woman who is something of an adrenaline junkie.

"I didn't [name her Gail], she almost named herself," Jen told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show. "I think my girlfriends probably named her Gail just by the way I look.

"It's a very specific drunk, it's not just every time I'm drunk I turn into this... I think she's some sort of tortoise gambler. I don't always turn into this masculine alter ego that like jumps into shark-ridden waters just to make my friends laugh. It's not every time, I think it might be rum. The only time I drink rum is on vacation."

Don't give this woman rum, whatever you do (Jen at the New York premiere of Red Sparrow on Feb 26). Source: Getty

The Red Sparrow star then detailed one particular trip with her friends when Gail made an unexpected appearance, and ended up eating worms and jumping into shark-infested waters.

"We went conch diving, pull up the conch and the guy driving our boat goes, 'Look they all have little worms!' I took it out of his hand and swallowed it and then pulled the worms out of all the conches and swallowed all the worms.

"Some of my friends are kind of laughing but they're like, 'Hello? Hello?' and then we pull up and he's like, 'And this is where the fisherman clean all the fish out so there's all these sharks out,' and I'm like, 'Sick!' And just jumped in! Everyone's like someone get her some water and coffee, she's gonna die."

Are we looking at Jen... or 'Gail' the shark-chasing, worm-eating madwoman? Source: Getty

Luckily, Jen said, she doesn't drink rum too often – but when she does, she's a menace to society.

"I'm normally like pretty cautious," she said, "and then I get rum in me and I'm like let's arm wrestle!"

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