Jennifer Lawrence finally broke her silence about the nude photos that were leaked in late August, admitting she was scared, embarrassed, offended and a mix of emotions to Vanity Fair for the November cover story.
“I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career,” the Hunger Games star told Vanity Fair.
The 24-year-old said she felt angered that she was targeted for being famous. “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. ”
JLaw said it wasn’t a “scandal” but rather a “sex crime” and a “disgusting” “sexual violation.” “I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity,” she said. “I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”
She also admitted the photos were meant for her former boyfriend, and while she didn’t give his name, it was likely Nicholas Hoult. “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Moreover, Lawrence said she is not going to apologize for the situation but says she has nothing to be sorry for. “Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”
One of the hardest parts, Lawrence admitted, was confessing to her father. “When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened … I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games. I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened.”
She said she’s finally recovering from the invasion of privacy. “Time does heal, you know. I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”