The liberal amount of nudity called for in the script initially "terrified" Lawrence, whose nude photos were leaked after a cyberattack in 2014.
“I was terrified. I don’t think I have ever been so scared of doing a movie before in my life," she told Bill Whitaker in a new 60 Minutes interview.
“Cool, so I’m really naked getting freezing cold water poured on me.”
When it was all said and done, the Academy Award-winning actress felt that the nude scenes helped her overcome the insecurities spawned by the photo leak.
“I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art," she told Whitaker.
In a separate interview with Fox News, she elaborated on taking back what was rightfully hers.
“I mean it was empowering for me personally … I feel like I didn’t even really realize until I had finished that scene how much fear and insecurity and a complex of being judged had been following me for so many years,” Lawrence said.
“I ended up thanking [director Francis Lawrence], which might sound crazy but also we’re talking about a world of deceit and corruption and abuse and abuse to women through the lens of a woman who regains her freedom through losing her intellect and I don’t think there is a better time for this movie than right now.”
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