How Jennifer Lawrence Prepared For Her Sex Scene With Chris Pratt

How would you prepare to have sex with Chris Pratt? I’m going to guess that either you’ve thought about this question repeatedly for quite some time, or not even slightly contemplated once. Well, if you’re looking for pointers, Jennifer Lawrence just decided to get really, really drunk. But for some very good reasons.

Jennifer Lawrence is due to star opposite Chris Pratt in the sci-fi romance Passengers. At some point in the proceedings, the two actors are clearly going to do the no-pants dance. A proposition that, ahead of filming the sequence, petrified the Oscar-winning actress. So, in order to deal with her nerves, Jennifer Lawrence turned to that age-old cure for such problems: booze. And lot’s of it. She admitted, though, that didn't really help the situation ...

I got really, really drunk. But then that led to more anxiety when I got home because I was like, ‘What have I done? I don’t know.’ And he was married. And it was going to be my first time kissing a married man, and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach. And I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t tell my stomach that. So I called my mom, and I was like, ‘Will you just tell me it’s OK?’ I was just very vulnerable.

Not only did Jennifer Lawrence make the candid confession of how she tried to cure her apprehension to The Hollywood Reporter, but she also did so in front of Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Jane Fonda, Kate Winslet, Carey Mulligan, and Charlotte Rampling too as part of the publication’s annual Actress Roundtable discussion. Something that makes her remarks even more sensational, as well as more brave.

It’s great to hear these kind of details from thespians regarding their craft because it helps to remind us just how awkward and genuinely unpleasant acting can sometimes be. Sure it has rather luxurious rewards, but each of these actresses, who are currently right at the top of their profession, have worked ridiculously hard to get there and have gone to physical and mental extremes in the process.

Basically, what I'm getting at is they should at least get paid the same as their male counterparts for doing so. If for some wretched reason you don’t feel the same way, not only are you wrong but check out Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on the topic now so that your mind can instantly be changed.

Jennifer Lawrence sat down alongside her tremendous peers because of her performance in Joy, which once again saw her collaborate with director David O. Russell. There’s buzz already swirling about her performance because their previous collaborations together resulted in Lawrence being nominated for two Academy Awards, one of which saw her claim the Best Actress gong because of her work on Silver Linings Playbook.

We’ll see if, as expected, Jennifer Lawrence can keep this impressive streak running when Joy is finally released on Christmas Day.

Gregory Wakeman