Jennifer Lawrence says she felt empowered doing nudity in her new movie following her 2014 nude photo hack

CBS’60 Minutes’ correspondent Bill Whitaker interviews Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Jennifer Lawrence explained to “60 Minutes” why it was important for her to have nude scenes in her new movie, “Red Sparrow.”
  • She said she felt “empowered” to do the racy scenes following nude photos of her being leaked online in 2014 after her phone was hacked.

Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie “Red Sparrow” is a spy movie filled with violence, sex, and nudity, the latter of which the Oscar-winning actress was worried about taking on, according to her upcoming interview on Sunday for “60 Minutes.”

In 2014, Lawrence was the victim of a photo hack that led to nude photos of her being leaked online. Late last year, she said it was something that she was still processing, however, she told “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker that she ended up feeling “empowered” doing the nude scene in the movie.

“I realised that there was a difference between consent and not and I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered,” Lawrence said. “I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art.”

In “Red Sparrow,” Lawrence plays a Russian ballerina-turned-assassin who goes through some unique training: her expertise is to use seduction and manipulation.

Business Insider has seen the movie, and Lawrence is involved in a few sexually graphic scenes and in one scene she gets fully undressed for a training scene in which she uses her sexuality to intimidate a man.

In the interview, she also discussed dropping out of middle school. “I wanted to forge my own path,” she said. “I found what I wanted to do and I didn’t want anything getting in the way of it.”

Lawrence’s “60 Minutes” interview will air on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST. “Red Sparrow” opens in theatres on March 2.

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