Jennifer Lawrence Says She Can’t ‘F— With People Who Aren’t Political’
Jennifer Lawrence has lost patience with people who don’t take a political stand. In a new interview with Vogue for their October cover issue, she said that she can’t “f—” with people who claim that they “aren’t political.”
Writer Abby Aguirre noted that during the interview, Lawrence, 32, was in a mood affected by the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade a few days earlier. The Hunger Games alum recently had her first child with her husband Cooke Maroney — a baby boy named Cy. Additionally, she has been trying to repair the rift politics have torn within her family.
“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different,” Lawrence said of her relatives that live back home in Louisville, Kentucky. While getting visibly overtaken by emotion, the actress continued, “I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t f— with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.”
The actress said that she “unleashes” text messages to her family broaching the subject and it’s like, “Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. They don’t respond. And then I’ll feel bad and send a picture of the baby.”
Speaking on the reversal of Roe v. Wade, and on Donald Trump being elected President in 2016, Lawrence added, “It breaks my heart because America had the choice between a woman and a dangerous, dangerous jar of mayonnaise. And they were like, Well, we can’t have a woman. Let’s go with the jar of mayonnaise. I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families. How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?”
Lawrence got pregnant in her early 20s, and intended to get an abortion but before she could, “I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal.” While shooting Don’t Look Up a few years ago, she got pregnant again (while married and wanting to have a baby), but suffered another miscarriage.
“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant. Thinking about the things that were happening to my body,” Lawrence continued. “And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this; I’m raising a little boy who is going to go to school one day. Guns are the number-one cause of death for children in the United States. And people are still voting for politicians who receive money from the NRA. It blows my mind. I mean if Sandy Hook didn’t change anything? We as a nation just went, ‘Okay!’ We are allowing our children to lay down their lives for our right to a second amendment that was written over 200 years ago.”