Jennifer Lawrence Gushes Over 'International Treasure' Adele in Time's 100 Most Influential People Issue

The 'Joy' actress calls the singer a 'damn gangster' in an essay for the glossy.

Jennifer Lawrence can't stop praising Adele.

The Oscar-winning actress penned an essay about her famous pal for Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list, where she reflects on the moment she first met the 27-year-old "When We Were Young" singer at the Oscars in 2013.

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"I remember sneaking backstage while she performed 'Skyfall,' trying to squeeze a ball gown past a pile of ropes and cables just to get a little closer," Lawrence, 25, remembers. "See her from another angle as if to peek behind the Great Oz's curtain."

Lawrence says that when Adele released her second studio album, 21, her life -- along with "billions of other lives" -- was changed.

"Suddenly there were words to that before-indescribable pain, frustration, sadness, then revolution that all comes from a breakup," she adds. "I felt understood, I felt stronger, and above all, I hadn't sung in front of a mirror with a hairbrush since Destiny's Child."

Lawrence found Adele's latest album, 25, equally as impressive.

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"The way she is able to capture herself, and then in turn us, has turned her into a star that's not a star we look at, but a giant star with its own gravity that we are drawn to," the Joy actress gushes. "All of this about her lyrics, and I haven't even gotten started on the voice -- how could I? It's once-in-a-lifetime."

Calling Adele a "damn gangster," Lawrence concludes the piece with a glimpse into the side of her she sees when the cameras aren't rolling.

"She's an extremely private person, so I will do my best to honor her privacy," Lawrence explains. "But we all see her success. Her undeniable talent and beauty. But what you don't see is what a wonderful mother she is. What a wonderful partner and friend she is. That she makes her son's Halloween costumes. Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she's also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. B*tch."

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But it's not just Adele's music that Lawrence finds inspirational -- she also values her friendship.

Last November, the two hung out with Lawrence's Hunger Games costars in New York City. While in the Big Apple, they also grabbed dinner with Emma Stone at Cosme.

Then in February, Lawrence and Stone attended Adele's intimate pre-GRAMMYS concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Later speaking to Harper's Bazaar, Lawrence says it was quite the eventful night.

"I don't really stay out late. I'm kind of a bummer. I'm a nana," she said. "It's hard to get me out, and when I do go out, I don't really stay out late. If I do stay out late and I'm partying hard, I will throw up. I don't have the tolerance to black out; I just start puking."

"Ask Emma Stone. It was the night we saw Adele in L.A," she continued. "She just started rubbing my back. She was really sweet. I was like, 'Get out of here. It's so gross.'"

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