Jennifer Lawrence has successfully transitioned between adult and young adult movie roles over the past few years. Her latest movie, Red Sparrow, is decidedly adult. It's Rated R and even required Lawrence to film a nude scene. We've heard in the past about how weird nude scenes can be to film on the set of movies, but it seems as if Jennifer Lawrence was a different sort of case. In fact, the actress recently revealed that she got to the point where she felt fine while working in the buff on Red Sparrow. More specifically, she said:
Mostly, Jennifer Lawrence seems to be goofing around while talking about her experience on the set of Red Sparrow, but it's nice to see her have some levity about having to be naked in front of a room full of people who were watching her every action, especially considering the scene in question is one with pretty serious subject material. The actress told ET it was only one of several challenges that came with filming Red Sparrow. Other challenges included learning to do a new accent in the movie--she does a Russian accent in the film, her first non-American accent on the big screen. In addition, she says learning how to pretend to be a ballerina was rather difficult, and she only really got some of the basics down. While she did admit that she was nervous before filming the sex scene, it seems to also have just been one of the challenges of the job.
In Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence plays a former Prima ballerina who has to deal with an injury that changes her life and forces her to look into another career. Luckily, she's a good fit for Sparrow school, which teaches her how to become a spy. Lawrence stars in the movie opposite Joel Edgerton. It hits theaters on March 2. Early reactions have already started to trickle out for the flick, including descriptions of the nude scene, which certainly sounds more brutal than sexy.
Jennifer Lawrence has diversified the types of roles she takes for years, switching between artsy fare like mother! and popular fare like The Hunger Games. This year, in addition to the R-rated Red Sparrow, you can also catch Jennifer Lawrence in the decidedly PG-13 X-Men: Dark Phoenix later in 2018.
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