“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime.”
Strong and honest words from The Hunger Games trilogy actress about the notorious nude photo scandal that has affected 100+ celebrities. In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair for the November issue, Jennifer Lawrence broke the silence on her feelings about her naked photos being plastered on the internet.
“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. 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.”
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “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.”
The actress recalled the horrific moment she had to call and tell her father what had happened.
“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,” she said. “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, it’s not worth it.”
Of course, in true Jennifer Lawrence fashion, she managed to muster up a joke, “Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”
The entire issue will be available online October 9 and on newsstands October 14.