Jennifer Lawrence Got High on Set for Her ‘Don’t Look Up’ Role
To get into character for the new comedy Don’t Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence employed some serious method acting techniques.
According to Indie Wire, Lawrence said she used cannabis on set to get into the mind of her character, a habitual stoner, at a Qandamp;A event with fans this week.
Thankfully, the film was shot in Boston, Massachusetts, where marijuana use for recreational purposes is legal.
Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, Himesh Patel, Matthew Perry, and Chris Evans star in Don’t Look Up, a Netflix original film.
It tells the story of two relatively low-level astronomers who are the first to discover that a comet is on a collision course with Earth, and it is co-written and directed by Adam McKay.
Dr. Lawrence, who is played by Lawrence, is a character who appears in Lawrence’s film
Kate Dibiasky uses cannabis to cope, and Lawrence has admitted to giving it a shot.
“I know what you’re going to say,” the 31-year-old actress assured listeners, “and I wasn’t pregnant [at the time].”
Lawrence and her husband, Cooke Maroney, announced in September that they are expecting their first child together, long after filming was completed.
“You were not pregnant,” McKay confirmed during the Q&A, reflecting, “can I say this?” Lawrence replied, “I believe so, just don’t tell my mother-in-law.”
Lawrence went on to say that she had specifically requested permission to smoke real cannabis on set during one scene with Streep during which there was no scripted dialogue, “because my character was getting high in the movie.”
“So Jen was like, ‘Are you gonna throw me some improv?'” McKay continued.
“And I was like, ‘no, you can get high.’ I just kept turning to Cate Hardman, my script supervisor, and saying, ‘I just want to say, hey, Jen.’
‘I think I have a monologue idea for you,’ I’d say to Jen, ‘I can’t do it.’
I couldn’t do it because it would be too cruel.’ So I left you alone.”
Lawrence joked that not everyone was aware of her predicament.
“I was a real target,” she admitted.
It seemed like everyone was f-ing with me…
I think it was because I was high.
‘Easy to f- with,’ says the narrator.
Early reviews for Don’t Look Up suggest Lawrence’s commitment to method acting is paying off….
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