Jennifer Lawrence’s latest entry in the R-rated thriller drama, “Red Sparrow”, is one of her most mature roles to date.
In a recent interview with “60 Minutes”, the 27-year-old Oscar-winning actress shared that filming those nude scenes in “Red Sparrow” were terrifying and a nightmare. But it was her chance to reclaim her sexual empowerment after the 2014 phone hack. According to Lawrence, the stolen naked pictures that leaked online was an act of “sex crime”.
“I realised there’s a difference between consent and not. I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered. I feel like something that was taken from me, I got back. It’s my body, it’s my art, and it’s my choice. And if you don’t like boobs, you should not go see ‘Red Sparrow’,” the American beauty was quoted as saying.
In “Red Sparrow”, Lawrence plays Russian prima ballerina-turned-spy Dominika Egorova. After undergoing a sadistic training process in Sparrow School, Dominika Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow. Although she was initially hesitant to play a sexually-driven role, she eventually agreed to star in the Francis Lawrence-directed film.
“It was really scary to say yes to the movie because I knew the only way to tell the story is if I agreed to really do the scenes and go full Monty. It took a while to say ‘yes’. And the night before I didn’t sleep at all and I was obviously really nervous because it is the actual nightmare of standing in front of a classroom naked. But then after I finished the scene I felt empowered,” the A-lister told Australia’s “Today Show”.
Lawrence also recalled another scene of torture, where freezing water was poured on her body. “I was terrified. I don’t think I have ever been so scared of doing a movie before in my life. It was a lot of firsts for me. I was getting water poured on myself. I kept asking for it to be heated up. They said ‘no, because then it will steam’. ‘Cool, so I’m really naked getting freezing cold water poured on me’,” she said.
Are you excited for the Black Widow-esque film? “Red Sparrow” arrives in Malaysian cinemas 15th March 2018.