Jennifer Lawrence 'Getting Better'; Battles Illness While Winning SAG Award

Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for 'Silver Linings Playbook' onstage during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 (Photo by Getty Images) Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for 'Silver Linings Playbook' onstage during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 (Photo by Getty Images)

Being sick wasn’t going to stop Jennifer Lawrence from showing up to accept her Screen Actors Guild award.

“I’m getting better,” the 22-year “Silver Linings Playbook” star, who took home the trophy for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role on Sunday, told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson on the red carpet.

“I figured it was the flu. Like the day of the Globes, I woke up with like a hundred and something degree fever,” she explained. “Now I’m on an inhaler, which is actually awesome, because that was my dream when I was little. I wanted to have asthma so bad. So, I love this inhaler.”

When it came to getting the ailing actress ready for Sunday’s show, she enlisted an entire team!

“It’s always a real effort. There was like 25 people in my house. It’s always an effort,” she said of her glam squad who helped her step out in style in a blue Dior Haute Couture gown.

During Jennifer’s acceptance speech on Sunday, she thanked MTV for her first job that earned her a SAG card.

“I did a promo for MTV when I was 14. It was my first job. It was for ‘My Super Sweet 16,’” she told Shaun. “It was where I got my SAG card and my first $250 paycheck — and hopefully my last.”

Check out more red carpet stars from the 2013 SAG Awards, HERE!

-- Jesse Spero

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