The actress was terrified to strip down for audiences.
In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence experienced what has now become every celebrity's worst nightmare; the cellphone hack. What was very publicly revealed from this invasion of privacy was a collection of intimate, and often nude, photographs of the Oscar winner, which spread throughout the Internet like wildfire. Lawrence has gone on record to reveal how violated and betrayed she had felt, and how this specific blunder has affected her confidence.
Speaking about how the controversy, Lawrence reveals that "when the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put it into words. I think that I'm still actually processing it. When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute-to-minute — it was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones every hour or so. And, I don't know, I feel like I got gang-banged by the fucking planet — like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process."
In the wake of this unfortunate turn of events, Lawrence vowed to never partake in a film where her character must engage in any sexually-explicit behaviour or states of undress. However, the script for Red Sparrow had the actress second-guessing her own reservations about nudity in film.
Upon signing on for the project, Lawrence reveals that she regained some confidence by immersing herself within this powerful role, while help her reassert the autonomy of her own flesh. "I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art. But I did feel like I took the power out of having my body taken from me. I felt like I took it back, and I could almost own it again. Nudity by choice is a completely different thing from being violated. This was my choice, and it was for my craft. It’s important to remember that there is a difference."