Words by Jenny Proudfoot
‘That was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been’
The past few months have seen a wave of high profile names calling out the mistreatment of women in the entertainment industry, from reports of sexual abuse and harassment to actresses opening up about pressure to film naked scenes.
‘It’s not a value thing, or like I’m judging anyone else,’ she explained of her preference not to be filmed nude. ‘I think it’s great when women feel comfortable doing it, and that’s their choice.’
Academy award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence also shed some light on the subject, explaining her thoughts on filming nude scenes at the premiere of her upcoming film, Red Sparrow last night.
‘I don’t have the same fear and insecurity in that one specific area that I used to,’ the 27-year-old explained of her relationship with nude scenes. ‘So you know I’m always gonna take on roles for the same reason, you know, the character speaks to me and the director and the story. But I’m no longer gonna let that be a factor in my decision making.’
Referring to naked scenes as ‘the most vulnerable [she’s] ever been’, J-Law then went on to explain to The Hollywood Reporter that she had to get ‘really really drunk’ to engage in a sex scene for Passengers with Chris Pratt who was married to Anna Faris at the time.
‘It was weird. And everything was done right; nobody did anything wrong,’ she explained. ‘It’s just a bizarre experience.’
Luckily, she seems to have got over her fears, to the point where according to J-Law she’s actually too comfortable if anything.