Jennifer Lawrence was afraid to be sexy.
The Oscar-winning actress said she avoided sexual movie roles after her nude photos were stolen in a widespread hack in 2014.
“I just thought, ‘I’ll never do that again. I’ll never share that part of myself ever since it got shared against my will,’” Lawrence told the Hollywood Reporter.
Her role as a spy in the upcoming movie “Red Sparrow” is the first “sexual” role she said she has said yes to.
“And then when I said yes to ‘Red Sparrow,’ I felt I was taking something back.”
The movie, which is scheduled to be released on March 2, stars Lawrence as a former ballerina-turned-Russian spy who falls in love with a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton).
The hack has led Lawrence to be wary of technology.
“I have such fear with my phone and my computer and electronics,” Lawrence said. “It’s taking somebody’s intellectual property but also my body. It was violating on a sexual level.”
The actress also recently spoke about the hack for The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast and said she was still struggling with the invasive abuse.
“When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words,” she said. “I think that I’m still actually processing it.”
The 27-year-old actress also continued denying that she had any inappropriate interactions with Harvey Weinstein, with whom she worked on “Silver Linings Playbook.”
“Just speaking for myself, I had known him since I was 20, and he had only ever been nice to me — except for the moments that he wasn’t, and then I called him an a–hole, and we moved on. He was paternal to me,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.
“So I needed a moment to process everything because I thought I knew this guy, and then he’s being accused of rape. We all knew he was a dog, we knew that he was a…tough guy, a brute, a tough guy to negotiate with. I didn’t know that he was a rapist.”