Jennifer Lawrence gets candid about nude photo leak and Harvey Weinstein

Nick Paschal
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Bill Whitaker for a very candid interview on 60 Minutes. The Oscar-winning actress opened up about her nude photo hack and Harvey Weinstein, who produced Silver Linings Playbook.

When asked if Weinstein had ever been inappropriate with her, Lawrence said no but added, “What he did is criminal and deplorable. And when it came out and I heard about it, I wanted to kill him. The way that he destroyed so many women’s lives. I want to see him in jail.”

Lawrence may have avoided being assaulted by Weinstein, but she was violated when her private nude photos were hacked and spread around the internet in 2014. The violation affected both her private and professional life, according to Lawrence. I read this script that I’m dying to do, and the one thing that’s getting in my way is nudity,” she said. “I realized there’s a difference between consent and not.” 

Lawrence does get naked in her new movie, Red Sparrow, and she admitted that she felt empowered after filming her first nude scene. “I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art,” Lawrence told Whitaker. And she had a message for anyone who has an issue with her baring all in her movies now: “It’s my body and it’s my art and it’s my choice. And if you don’t like boobs, you should not go see Red Sparrow.”

60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CBS. Check out the whole interview at CBSNews.com

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