J-Law didn't want "sexual" film roles after nudes leaked

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From Digital Spy

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that after her nude photos were hacked and leaked, she didn't want to accept any roles involving nude scenes.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for The Hollywood Reporter, the Hunger Games and mother! star reflected on how she felt after the leak, as well as topics including her life, career, and the issue of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

When discussing her nude photos being hacked and leaked online a few years ago, Oprah asked whether it was similar to having your home invaded and robbed.

Lawrence replied she would have preferred that and added: "I have such a fear with my phone and my computer and electronics.

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"It's taking somebody's intellectual property but also my body. It was violating on a sexual level."

She continued by saying that since the hack, she has been afraid of doing "anything sexy or sexual" in her work.

"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'. And then when I said yes to Red Sparrow, I felt I was taking something back."

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[Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow]

Lawrence also spoke about the start of her acting career, saying that having a steady paycheck was great when she was working on a sitcom.

"I was like, 'Maybe I can just find a way to be on sitcoms forever'. I was totally satisfied and good. I never dreamed that I could have this kind of career."

She also went on to talk about her career aspirations when she was younger – saying she was "mostly just focused on a family when I was little".

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"I would have never thought I'd be so career focused," the Oscar winner recalled, adding: "It was a mind-set I wasn't ever aware I had until my early 20s."

And on the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal and the #MeToo movement, Lawrence added: "I'm sad by the women's stories, but I'm excited by the change that's going to come from it.

"The rule book is being rewritten right now. People are terrified."

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