Jennifer Lawrence has revealed how she handles awkward sex scenes – by hitting the bottle.
In true J-Law form, the 25-year-old actress has got very honest about her preparations for an intimate scene in her upcoming film Passengers.
Jen stars alongside Chris Pratt in the flick, with the pair playing a couple who find love on a spacecraft that’s transporting thousands of people to a distant colony.
She found the sequence so difficult to shoot because Chris is married to actress Anna Faris, who he has three-year-old son Jack with.
Speaking at the Hollywood Reporter‘s Actress Roundtable, she said: ‘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.’
Jennifer admits that it can sometimes be difficult to separate fiction from reality, continuing: ‘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 okay?”
‘It was just very vulnerable. And you don’t know what’s too much. You want to do it real, you want everything to be real, but then… that was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.
‘It was weird. And everything was done right; nobody did anything wrong. It’s just a bizarre experience.’
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It sounds like Jen may need to take some tips from Carey Mulligan, who appears alongside her and A-list ladies including Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett on the cover of THR.
‘There’s always the things that you think are going to be tough. I’ve been nude once, and I was like: “Oh, that’s going to be a nightmare,” and actually that was fine,’ said Carey at the Actress Roundtable.
‘It’s kind of: “F*** it, now I’m naked and everyone else isn’t. This is hilarious.’