Jennifer Lawrence Is Ready To Take Her Sexual Power Back
“I would much prefer my whole house to have been invaded.”
You know Jennifer Lawrence. Bona fide badass. Empress of pay equality in Hollywood. Recipient of the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award.
And of course you know Oprah. She's Oprah.
Well, it turns out the two are newfound friends and recently, Oprah interviewed J.Law for the Hollywood Reporter. Neither woman held back.
In discussing the actor's choice to appear in a seductive role in the upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow, Lawrence addressed the emotions she went through after having her personal photos hacked and published:
Lawrence told Winfrey:
I haven't done anything sexy or sexual. I've been afraid of that since 2014, when I got my pictures hacked. I just thought, 'I'll never do that again. I'll never share that part of myself ever since it got shared against my will."
"When your pictures got exploited that way, did it feel like you'd been robbed? Like you came home and your whole house had been invaded?"
I would much prefer my whole house to have been invaded. That's what's so scary about electronic [things]. I have such fear with my phone and my computer and electronics. It's taking somebody's intellectual property but also my body. It was violating on a sexual level.
"And then when I said yes to Red Sparrow," Lawrence declared, "I felt I was taking something back."
And in another show of the incredible power J.Law has harnessed, she spoke of the need for an oversight commission to protect women entering the business from predatory treatment:
How can there be rules in place where there are certain ways that you just cannot treat people? Or a commission, somebody that they can call? If every A-list actor decides to join this commission, we know everybody in the industry. I know every studio head in town. If I'm on this commission, and [if] I get an email about somebody being treated badly on a set, I can send an email. We have to all put our heads together and figure out how to not let this moment go, not just be like, "Oh, well, that was crazy." Something has to really get done.