Jennifer Lawrence has spoken about how she found “empowerment” in the nude scenes of her new film ‘Red Sparrow’, following the leak of her private naked photos four years ago.
In 2014, Jennifer was the most high-profile of several celebrities, whose private nude photos were obtained illegally and distributed online, an ordeal she later branded a “sex crime” in an interview with Vanity Fair.
She claimed last year she was still dealing with the “terrifying” experience mentally, but in a new interview with ‘60 Minutes’, she said appearing naked on screen in her latest screen venture helped her move forward.
While she was quick to say that filming ‘Red Sparrow’ didn’t completely “vaporise” the experience of having her nude photos posted online, Jennifer added: “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.
Jennifer first spoke about the nude photo leak a month after it happened, saying those who had deliberately searched for her naked pictures were “perpetuating a sexual offence” and should “cower with shame”.
She told Vanity Fair: “Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.”