Jennifer Lawrence is back on the big screen this spring with her highly anticipated thriller, Red Sparrow, and if you’ve watched the trailer you’ll know exactly why we’re excited for its release.
In the action-packed spy flick, JLaw plays ex-Ballerina, Dominika Egorova, who is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ – a Russian intelligence service where she is trained to use her body as a weapon. However, things take a dark twist when her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of Russia and the US.
In this exclusive clip, Lawrence explains the complexities of her character…
“She’s forced into a program against her will and trained in espionage,” the Oscar-winning actress explains. “She turns the tables, her mind is fascinating.”
She continues: “She’s ten steps ahead of everybody who’s trying to use her.”
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Jennifer also revealed that her role involved some nude scenes which left her feeling empowered. The actress infamously had her phone hacked and private photos leaked in 2014 and says filming Red Sparrow helped to “heal” her.
“My biggest fear was that people would say, ‘Oh, how can you complain about the hack if you’re going to get nude anyway?’ One is my choice. I got something back that was taken from me, and it also felt normal.”
She also admitted she had to go on a strict diet for the first time in her career to play the role of an ex-ballerina. “I can’t work on a diet,” Jennifer explained. “I remember having a meltdown, freaking out that I had eaten five banana chips.”
The movie, which has been directed by Francis Lawrence, hits cinemas tomorrow.
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