Jennifer Lawrence Says She Used to Get Banged After 'Hunger Games' Premieres: 'I Don't Do It Anymore, I'm a Mom!'

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Used to Get Banged After ‘Hunger Games’ Premieres: ‘I Don’t Do It Anymore, I’m a Mom!’

Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the European Premiere of Causeway during the BFI London Film Festival 2022 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.  Picture date: Thursday, October 6, 2022. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the European premiere of Pavement during the BFI London Film Festival 2022. (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence is clearly not a midnight smoker. Last year, the Oscar-winning actor Silver Linings Playbook the star raised her eyebrows when she revealed she got stoned for real playing a Mary Jane fan in Adam McKay’s late-night comedy, Don’t look up. In a new interview with The New York Times, Lawrence said she was under the influence from the first hunger games blockbuster.

“The boys and I would always go back to our hotel and just drink whiskey and get stoned,” Lawrence revealed, referring to his co-stars in that franchise, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. As she explained, it was the trio’s way of coping with the intense public spotlight that followed them during the making of this four-movie franchise, and which shone particularly brightly during the crowd-packed premieres. .

But Lawrence insisted she wasn’t falling back into old habits after hitting red carpets for her latest film Pavement, which will debut November 4 on Apple TV+ after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. “My mother-in-law is going to love this,” she joked. “I don’t do it anymore, I’m a mom!” (Lawrence had her first child with her husband, Cooke Maroney, in February.)

Lawrence in his latest role on the Apple TV+ drama Causeway.  (Photo: Courtesy of Everett Collection)

Lawrence in his latest role in the Apple TV+ drama, Pavement. (Photo: Courtesy of Everett Collection)

Talk with The New York TimesLawrence says that Pavement marks the start of her second career act – an act where she is more firmly in control of her choices. “I had let myself be sidetracked,” she observed of her post-hunger games film series which included divisive films like dark phoenix and red sparrow.

“I was like, ‘Oh no, you’re here because I’m here and I’m here because you’re here,'” she said of how she hunger games fans reacted to these films. “‘Wait, who decided this was a good movie?'”

One film in particular stands out as a mistake when Lawrence glances in his rearview mirror: the 2016 sci-fi drama Passengers, which paired her with rising new Marvel Studios star Chris Pratt. Although their combined star power pushed the film to $300 million in worldwide grossing, critics and audiences fell for it. Passengers for its chilling storyline and controversial ending.

Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Passengers.  (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood/©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)

Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Passengers. (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood/©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)

Reflecting on the film now, Lawrence revealed that a famous friend tried to warn him not to. “Adele told me not to! She said, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to her.” make movies like Passengers inevitably took its toll. “I felt more like a celebrity than an actress,” she admitted. “Cut off from my creativity, from my imagination.”

Fortunately, producing and performing in Pavement rekindled that creative fire and – along with her new family – helped her distance herself from her hunger games alter ego. “Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, I guess,” she said of her choice to change her legal name to Jennifer Maroney. “I was born with the name Jennifer Lawrence, but it was taken from me when I was 21 and I never got it back… That name already belongs to them.”

Meanwhile, the future of The hunger Games belongs to West Side Story star, Rachel Zegler, who stars in the upcoming prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents, which is due out in theaters on November 17, 2023. “It makes me feel old as mold,” Lawrence said. “I remember being 21 and thinking, ‘God, one day they’re going to do them over and over again. But I’ll be so old by then! I’ll be dead!'”

Pavement premieres Friday, November 4 on Apple TV+.

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