Jennifer Lawrence talks of her film Red Sparrow, Harvey Weinstein, politics, and experiences with fame

Jennifer Lawrence speaks about how she copes with super stardom, doing challenging roles and her plans for 2018.

FP Staff February 28, 2018 12:55:30 IST
Jennifer Lawrence talks of her film Red Sparrow, Harvey Weinstein, politics, and experiences with fame

Jennifer Lawrence, the 27-year-old Oscar winning actress, is no stranger to controversy and staying in the news. The Silver Linings Playbook actor, who has been quite outspoken about numerous topics throughout the years, is currently promoting her latest movie Red Sparrow. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the man behind The Hunger Games trilogy, Red Sparrow is a psychological thriller in which Lawrence plays Dominka Egorova, a Bolshoi ballerina-turned-spy who is trained to seduce and ensnare her targets.

Red Sparrow is based on a novel by Jason Matthews, and is different from the serious and mature roles that Lawrence usually chooses to do. In an interview with USA Today, Lawrence opened up about a number of topics, like attempting nude scenes, Harvey Weinstein, politics and how she copes with her super stardom.

Jennifer Lawrence talks of her film Red Sparrow Harvey Weinstein politics and experiences with fame

Jennifer Lawrence in London during the promotion of Red Sparrow/Image from Twitter.

Lawrence, who was one of the celebrity victims of the largest iCloud leaks, had never done a nude scene in a movie before. According to Lawrence, it was her conscious decision to not do roles that require nudity or being overtly sexual. But with Red Sparrow, that has changed. "We both knew I was going to have to decide to do the scenes as they’re written or another actress should do the role. And here I am. I’m still alive," Lawrence said to Variety.

Lawrence spoke about the #MeToo movement, and about Harvey Weinstein — the man who produced Silver Linings Playbook — and the reasons why Weinstein behaved the way he did.

"You look at these women whose careers have been absolutely dismantled by Harvey Weinstein because he picked them as they were coming up, before they were huge. And then he would spread rumors through the studios that they were crazy, and they wouldn’t get hired and their careers were being ruined and they had no idea why. I don’t know why them and not me. I don’t have, like, a predatory mind, so I don’t know what those (kind of men) are looking for," she said, when asked about about the disgraced movie mogul.

Jennifer Lawrence talks of her film Red Sparrow Harvey Weinstein politics and experiences with fame

Jennifer Lawrence at the New York premiere of Red Sparrow/Image from Twitter.

Lawrence also revealed that she no longer takes selfies with any of her fans and starts to feel uncomfortable if someone has a phone in their hands around her. The actress avoids being photographed as much as possible unless present somewhere for official purposes.

Lawrence will not be making any more movies in 2018 and will instead travel across the United States trying to get young people engaged with the non-partisan anti-political corruption group Represent.Us.

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