Following the photo hack, actress Jennifer Lawrence has been defending nude scenes in her upcoming movie Red Sparrow, which is all set to release on March 2, 2018, in cinemas.
When the 27-year-old Hollywood star was asked to film her first-ever nude scene for her new movie, she initially balked at the idea.
In her March 2018 story for Vanity Fair, the Oscar winner admitted,
Red Sparrow really scared the hell out of me. I tried to do the movie without nudity but realized it just wouldn’t be right to put the character through something that I, myself, am not willing to go through.
Jennifer Lawrence Defends Nude Scene in ‘Red Sparrow’, Following Her Hacked & Leaked Photo (Vanity Fair)
For Jennifer, the decision was certainly difficult, because she was among the celebrities whose naked and intimate photos had been hacked and uploaded online a few years back in August 2014.
She explained to the magazine,
My biggest fear was that people would say, ‘Oh, how can you complain about the hack if you’re going to get nude anyway?
The Mother! actress ultimately knew there was a distinction between voluntarily shedding her clothes for a role and having her personal images stolen and went viral all around the world.
One is my choice. I got something back that was taken from me, and it also felt normal.
In May 2016, Ryan Collins was charged and sent to prison for 18 months for using fraudulent email addresses to illegally gain access to more than 100 iCloud and Gmail accounts, including Jennifer, Kate Upton, and Gabrielle Union's accounts.
But in recent days, the Jennifer is proud of her work, especially for her role in Red Sparrow.
On Monday, February 26, she told media,
I wasn’t really looking for a spy movie. I feel like that genre’s been explored. I’m a big fan, but until I’d read this [script], I’d never seen such a unique take on the life of a spy and the brutality that goes into a double life, lying to everyone and the anxiety of being surveilled. It was just the brutality of the lifestyle and how it affects these humans is what interested me.