Krista Smith enjoys roast chicken Chez Jennifer Lawrence, interviewing for Vanity Fair the world's highest-paid female actor about her upcoming role as a Russian prima ballerina turned Soviet operative Dominika Egorova in 'Red Sparrow'. Lawrence protested vociferously about doing her nude scene, arguing that she has never recovered from the 2014 Internet theft of nude photos intended for her then boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. (Note that the man responsible for the crime was prosecuted and sentenced to 18 mos in prison.)
Lawrence finally conceded that the nude scene in 'Red Sparrow' was essential to the film's plot line, and ultimately her decision was empowering in her words, thanks to her long-time friend, the film's director France Lawrence (no relation). Basically Lawrence looked Lawrence in the eye as the scene was being filmed -- not in the t-ts (my word).
The Smith-Lawrence convo got extra interesting once the topic turned to politics.
“I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics,” says Lawrence. “Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics. When Donald Trump got sworn into office, that fucking changed.”
Jennifer Lawrence is lensed by Inez and Vinoodh, with styling by Jessica Diehl for Vanity Fair March 2018.