Jennifer Lawrence used serious method acting to make herself a part of the new comedy. Do not look up. At a Q&A event with fans this week, Lawrence said that she used cannabis on set to get into the mind of her character – a habitual stoner – according to a report by Indie Wire. Fortunately, the movie was shot in Boston Massachusetts, where recreational marijuana use has been legalized.
Do not look up is a Netflix original film starring 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, among others. It was co-written by Adam McKay and directed by Chris Evans. The story tells about two low-level astronomers, who discover that a comet has been on collision course with the earth. Lawrence’s character, Dr. Kate Dibiasky (Dr. Lawrence), uses cannabis as a way to cope. Lawrence also admitted that she had tried it.
“I know what you’re going to say, and I wasn’t pregnant [at the time],”According to the actress, she was 31 years old. Lawrence and Cooke Maroney, Lawrence’s husband, confirmed their pregnancy in September, well after filming was finished.
“You were not pregnant,” McKay confirmed at the Q&A, reflecting: “can I say this?”Lawrence replied: “I think so, just nobody tell my mother-in-law.”
Lawrence explained that she had requested permission to smoke marijuana on set during a scene with Streep, where there was no scripted dialog. “because my character was getting high in the movie.”
“So Jen was like, ‘are you gonna throw me some improv?’ Which we always do,”McKay continued. “And I was like, ‘no, you can get high.’ I just kept turning to my script supervisor, Cate Hardman, and was like, ‘I just want to say, hey, Jen. I think I have a monologue idea for you.’ And I would look at Jen and was like, ‘I can’t do it. It would be too mean.’ So I left you alone.”
Lawrence, laughing, said that not all people were so considerate of her state. She replied: “I was a real target. Everyone was f-ing with me… I guess because I was high. Easy to f- with.”
Lawrence’s dedication to method acting is already paying off. Early reviews are for Do not look upThe reviews are already very positive. The movie will premiere in select theaters this Friday, December 10th, and on Netflix the following day, Friday, Dec. 24, respectively.