The 31-year-old Oscar winner told Vanity Fair she cringes thinking about how “anybody can go look at my naked body without my consent, any time of the day.”
“Somebody in France just published them. My trauma will exist forever,” Lawrence admitted. Other high-profile women including Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and Kim Kardashian also had photos leaked when their iCloud accounts were hacked.
Lawrence previously compared the hack to being “gang-banged by the f***ing planet.” The “Hunger Games” star told The Hollywood Reporter on a podcast, “There’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me.”
Jennifer Lawrence recalled the “trauma” of her iCloud being hacked in 2014 and having nude photos leaked. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
“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,” Lawrence detailed.
Lawrence, who was promoting her new Netflix film, “Don’t Look Up,” also spoke to VF about a near-death experience she had in 2017.
Her small private plane nearly crashed flying from her native Kentucky to New York City when both the plane’s engines failed. They had to make an emergency landing in Buffalo and a rescue crew broke open the doors.
“We were all just going to die,” Lawrence said. “I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, ‘I’ve had a great life, I’m sorry.’”
Lawrence also spoke about when her small private plane nearly crashed back in 2017. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
“I just felt guilty,” the Hollywood star. “Everybody was going to be so bummed. And, oh, God, Pippi [her dog] 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.”
Lawrence admitted she started praying “not to specific God… but I thought, Oh, my God, maybe we’ll survive this?” She said the experience “made me a lot weaker. Flying is horrific and I have to do it all the time.”
Soon after that, Lawrence took a hiatus from acting. “I was not pumping out the quality [of work] that I should have. I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right,” she explained. “If I walked a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?’… I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.’ And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul.”
Jennifer Lawrence arriving at the 85th annual Academy Awards when she won her best actress Oscar. (Reuters)
Lawrence questioned what her motives behind working were. “The attention on me was so high and extreme that, in a bizarre way, the set had become a great escape,” she said. “Everybody treats you normally. It’s not like you walk into hair and makeup and people are like, ‘Oh, my God!’ But you get burnt out. Eventually, I had to ask myself, Am I saying yes because I want to go to work the next day? Or am I doing this because I want to make this movie?”