Jennifer Lawrence has an Oscar and a huge blockbuster franchise under her belt at only 25, but filming her first-ever sex scene still left the powerhouse young star feeling “vulnerable.”
The actress opened up about the experience, which she deemed “weird,” during The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2015 Actress Roundtable.
While Lawrence said that “everything was done right” on the set of the romantic sci-fi drama it was still a “bizarre experience.”
In fact, to get herself ready, Lawrence admitted that she got “really, really drunk.”
“But then that led to more anxiety when I got home because I was like, ‘What have I done? I don’t know,’ ” she said. “And he was married. And it was going to be my first time kissing a married man, and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach. And I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t tell my stomach that.”
It left her feeling “very vulnerable,” because, she said, it’s hard to know “what’s too much.”
“You want to do it real, you want everything to be real, but then … That was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.”
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The other actresses who chatted with Lawrence included Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren, Charlotte Rampling and Kate Winslet. During the extensive round table they also opened up about gender equality in Hollywood, something Lawrence addressed in her October wage gap essay.
“There’s always a backlash in everything that you do, but it’s not going to stop or change anything,” she said. “And it’s not only an issue in Hollywood. When you’re asking about roles for men and women, men certainly have a longer shelf life. Men can play the sexy lead for 20 years longer than we can … Across all fields, women are generally paid 21 percent less than men.”