Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3011: Jennifer Lawrence on David Letterman - Tongue-in-Cheek Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence was a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night. Always hilarious, the talented actress was the source of a multitude of nonverbal moments - just two of which are examined here.


Although somewhat low-resolution - here we can see David Letterman's tongue-in-cheek display (to the right side of his mouth) after he learned what Justine Ciarrocchi said when she and Lawrence first met (Ciarrocchi is Jennifer's friend who then became her personal assistant and who Letterman had met earlier in the green room).


The tongue-in-cheek migrates as Dave pushes forward and down, just above his front, lower teeth - pushing his lip out.

The tongue-in-cheek can have a variety of meanings depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered - such as: "I just won", "I gotcha", sadness/grief, deception, anger - or, as it does here - projecting sexuality.


Justine Ciarrocchi is shown here in the instant before (unbeknownst to her) she goes on camera.

This body language cluster of leaning forward, edge-of-seat positioning, hands covering an open mouth, eyes open widely and forehead contracted - is a highly classic configuration of anticipation.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3010: McStay Family Murders - Body Language Signs of a Sociopath

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2796: Olivia Wilde, Butter, Jon Stewart and the Tongue in Cheek

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2665: Nick Saban's "Tongue in Cheek" Body Language - What Does It Mean?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2434:  Brad Pitt's Tongue-in-Cheek regarding  Reasons for Choosing to Work on "World War Z"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2899: Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" Trailer and Recognizing Facial Components of Fear-Surprise

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2316:  Jennifer Lawrence's Response to Her Oscar Stumble -  Silver Linings Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2604: Obamacare Girl "Adrianna" on GMA - Body Language Harbingers of ....