As for that time that Joan threw some shade Lawrence's way, the Fashion Police cohost admitted:
"My mother had a couple lovely encounters with Bradley and she was a fan of Jen's even though there was a situation once at Fashion Police where someone said something and Jennifer didn't like it and kind of fired back. It wasn't my mother who said it and it kind of got lost in translation. The first thing Jennifer said was, 'Even though we had that disagreement that really had nothing to do with her, I was a huge fan,' and quoted back her favorite Fashion Police line ever to me: 'That dress is so ugly it looks like it would be good at math.' So here she is quoting my own show back to me, then she said to David, 'I'm so happy you brought me someone to play with!'"
Ultimately Melissa just hoped she honored her mother and captured her personality; she admitted:
"It didn't hit me until I got home what a huge emotional risk I took because I don't think any of them ever allowed me to go there. I did not want it to be an impersonation and I don't think it came off that way."
If you need proof of how perfectly she played her mom, thanks to Entertainment Tonight you can check out a clip of Melissa as Joan in Joy (below):
Make sure you catch Joy out when it hits theaters December 25 for the full performance!