Jennifer Lawrence says she ‘became a commodity’ after winning her Oscar

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence said that after the success of The Hunger Games and her Oscar win, she “lost control” but her new film Causeway finally “feels personal” back to her.

The 32-year-old has returned to her independent film roots playing a soldier struggling to adjust to life after returning home to New Orleans in director Lila Neugebauer’s feature film debut.

The Apple TV+ series was the first film from Lawrence’s production company Excellent Cadaver and saw her co-star with Brian Tyree Henry.

Speaking at a special presentation of the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday, Lawrence said: “It’s just so coincidental that my production company’s first film was an independent film, which is where I started. source and also something I have documented in my entire career.

“Lila is obviously perfect. We went for a five hour dinner, she was great. She has very sharp instincts and I feel like my only job is to protect them.

“It’s a PTSD movie told entirely in the present. The first thing I love from the script is the melody, the slow melodious rhythm, which is both highly effective.

“I love making these kinds of movies. I love superhero movies as much as I do, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read something with that tone.”

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Jennifer Lawrence with the 2012 Academy Award (Ian West/PA)

She described her best actress for the Silver Linings Playbook Oscar in 2012 as “incredibly overwhelming”, adding: “I think I’ve finally lost my sense of control… in the middle of the Hunger Games and won an Oscar. I think I’ve become a commodity where I feel like every decision is a big team decision because I don’t know what a big star will do next.

“I think back now and I think about years later, the loss of control and reaction when trying to get that back.

“I’m glad it stopped… I made some big changes and finally got my voice back in my head and now it feels personal to me for the first time in a while. long.”

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Lawrence likens the shock of winning an Academy Award to her experience in Causeway.

She said: “I am going through a similar shock with Causeway… three and a half years of trial after challenge. It is so personal that people cannot understand and receive it or care or connect with it.

“It’s almost like the pages of a diary.”

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David O Russell (Ian West / PA)

Lawrence said her acting education came during the filming of Silver Linings Playbook with director David O Russell.

“I was too young, I was too perfect to be molded this way. I never really knew what I was doing and I think that works for me.

“I didn’t really understand what I was doing at any given moment and at the end I believed it was the worst performance of my life.

“I think looking back now, it was because I tried to improve it and met David, but it didn’t work out anyway.

“Instead, I’m an open ball of clay that I don’t really need to understand why my character is doing this in these scenes.”

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Wax figure of Lawrence from The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Yui Mok / PA)

In 2012, Lawrence starred at the age of 16 in the first series of The Hunger Games.

“I read them (the books) and obviously loved them, auditioned, got the part and then took a minute to think about it,” she said.

“The Twilight movies have been released so I can see that having this new fandom is really intense, it’s like popularity on a whole different level.

“That’s not how I envision my life. I was lucky enough to have the Twilight movie as background and prep, and I knew I would regret it forever if I didn’t.

“I remember when I was doing the “I volunteer” scene, I remember that moment when I thought there was no way out, thinking ‘I’m going to drive a car, will I always be able to drive>’ And then I realize I’m at home. and all I ever do is make excuses not to do something and just stay home and this is the best excuse ever – I’m just too famous,” she joked.

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Jennifer Lawrence on finding fame at such a young age (Ian West/PA)

Lawrence’s breakthrough came in 2010 with the independent film Winter’s Bone.

Talking about her role as Ree Dolly, she said: “There are a lot of things that I identify with now that I’m older looking back at the movies I’ve connected with.

“I think leaving home at a very young age, I felt compelled to grow up quickly and be my own parent for a while… and just struggled with that.”

In 2011, she took on the role of Mystique in the Marvel X-Men: First Class series.

“I never thought I’d be offered a superhero movie, I think it’s a huge opportunity, I love superhero movies and love X-Men movies to the point of being very suspenseful,” she said.

“I think it’s completely understandable that I love them too, I think this generation likes a world to escape to and I relate to that understandably.”

Causeway will be released on Apple TV+ on November 4.

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