Why Jennifer Lawrence stripped off after naked hack attack
JENNIFER LAWRENCE says going naked in her new movie helped her feel ‘empowered’ four years after her nude hacking horror.
The Oscar winner explained why having private, intimate photos leaked on the internet was vastly different from stripping for the spy thriller Red Sparrow.
‘It was never my choice for the world to see my naked body, I didn’t get to make that decision,’ said Lawrence, who previously compared the incident to being ‘gang-banged’ by the planet.
‘In doing this film, in doing this for my art… I really felt, I still feel, empowered. I feel like I took something back that was taken from me.’
J-Law explained to Total Film magazine: ‘Nudity by choice is a completely different thing from being violated. This was my choice, and it was for my craft. It’s important to remember that there is a difference.’
She admitted she had been nervous at the prospect but director Francis Lawrence helped her to face her fears.
‘If you’re going to tell the story, then you have to tell it correctly,’ added the 27-year-old. ‘So that was something I really had to think about for a long time before saying yes. Because I was only going to say yes if I was really willing to take myself to those places.
‘Once I accepted… you know, “okay, nudity” — I kind of got over it. It’s a fascinating story about a woman who’s physically victimised, and she’s forced to use her body but she ends up prevailing by using her mind. So I had to be willing to use my body.’
Comfortable with adversity, Lawrence concluded: ‘I always get a little bit of excitement every time something scares me, and then I’m like, “Oh, I don’t think I can do this.”
‘I’m always going to be drawn to those when it’s with a director I trust so implicitly.’
Read the full interview in Total Film, out today
Author: Andrei Harmsworth