One of the most prominent and most influential actresses in the world, Jennifer Lawrence is adored by one and all for her prolific acting skills and wacky sense of humour. However, the actress revealed a very embarrassing first day of filming on the sets of Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up.
The Hunger Games and Red Sparrow actress spoke of how humiliated she felt after having to sing along to ‘Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit’ by Wu-Tang Chan in the opening scene of the upcoming Netflix flick.
The actress said that it took her “a while”, around “a couple of weeks” to learn it, and that ended up becoming her very first scene in the film. The delays because of the coronavirus pandemic led to subsequent alterations regarding filming rules.
“It was terrifying because I’m in this huge hangar, and it’s so quiet. I don’t know anybody, and I had to rap Wu-Tang Clan,” said Lawrence. Talking about how it was “just horrendous”, she said that the sequence lasted for only “five seconds” in the film.
“I really wish I had known that. If I could have foreseen what you would have used… It was the worst day of my life,” said the actress. “It was very embarrassing [but] I knew my assignment. I did know every word, I still do.”
Lawrence had previously become a meme after she tripped on her way towards picking up the Academy Award a few years back. Like a good sport, she even made fun of herself on stage and helped diffuse the tension in the room.
Lawrence, who is currently expecting her first child, was on an acting hiatus after appearing in a lot of high profile films. She wanted to rejuvenate herself and get a hold of her acting chops.
She said she was “sick” of herself and felt like she “couldn’t do anything right” and was constantly being ridiculed or criticised. “I was not pumping out the quality that I should have,” she said, before adding, “I just think everybody had gotten sick of me.”
In Don’t Look Up, Lawrence stars as a would-be astronomer and an assistant to her mentor, Dr Randall Mindy, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. They discover a deadly comment on its way towards earth that can potentially destroy all of humanity.
Besides DiCaprio, Lawrence is joined by a stellar ensemble including Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Matthew Perry, Jonah Hill and Ariana Grande among others.
It is set to begin streaming on Netflix from December 24th, 2021.