The actor revealed what the experience was like in a recent cover story interview for Vanity Fair. It might be a little difficult to read, but she also made some jokes while recounting the experience to lighten the mood.
“I know, flying private, I deserve to die," she joked, before admitting that she also thought, “We were all just going to die."
“I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, ‘I’ve had a great life, I’m sorry.’ ... I just felt guilty. Everybody was going to be so bummed. And, oh God, [my dog] Pippi was on my lap, that was the worst part. Here’s this little thing who didn’t ask to be a part of any of this.”
As the plane continued its descent, Lawrence said she started praying. "Not to the specific God I grew up with, because he was terrifying and a very judgmental guy," she explained. "But I thought, Oh, my God, maybe we’ll survive this? I’ll be a burn victim, this will be painful, but maybe we’ll live.”
The plane had two engines fail and had to make an emergency landing. Luckily, the plane landed without serious incident and Lawrence and the other passengers walked away unharmed. But she also added that the experience left a mark on her regardless: “It made me a lot weaker. Flying is horrific and I have to do it all the time.”