Jennifer Lawrence “felt empowered” during ‘Red Sparrow’ filming

MAXIM – Jennifer Lawrence plays a convincing spy and seductress in Red Sparrow, but it wasn’t an easy role for her to step into.

The liberal amount of nudity called for in the script initially “terrified” Lawrence, whose nude photos were leaked after a cyberattack in 2014.

“I was terrified. I don’t think I have ever been so scared of doing a movie before in my life,” she told Bill Whitaker in a new 60 Minutes interview.

Cool, so I’m really naked getting freezing cold water poured on me.”

When it was all said and done, the Academy Award-winning actress felt that the nude scenes helped her overcome the insecurities spawned by the photo leak.

“I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art,” she told Whitaker.

In a separate interview with Fox News, she elaborated on taking back what was rightfully hers.

I mean it was empowering for me personally … I feel like I didn’t even really realize until I had finished that scene how much fear and insecurity and a complex of being judged had been following me for so many years,” Lawrence said.

I ended up thanking [director Francis Lawrence], which might sound crazy but also we’re talking about a world of deceit and corruption and abuse and abuse to women through the lens of a woman who regains her freedom through losing her intellect and I don’t think there is a better time for this movie than right now.

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