Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in the upcoming sci-fi movie Passengers, but she found it really bizarre to shoot her first sex scene on film. The Oscar winner was wracked with anxiety before the scene even though she’s done plenty of fearless things both on screen and off, according to US Magazine.
Lawrence, 25, managed to avoid sex scenes during her career, until she filmed with Pratt. Jennifer was uncomfortable because she was feeling guilty, then there was a point where she knew it was her job to do the scene with Chris.
“Everything was done right; nobody did anything wrong. It’s just a bizarre experience,” she said earlier this week during the annual actress roundtable. “It’s really weird.”
The scene involving Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt only stirred more anxiety, so she tried to calm her nerves by drinking alcohol, but getting completely intoxicated only made matters worse. It was also the first time she was drunk while acting, and her productivity dropped.
“It led to more anxiety when I got home because I was like, ‘What have I done? I don’t know.'” she said. “He was married, and it was going to be my first time kissing a married man and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach. I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t tell my stomach that. So I called my mom and I was like, ‘Will you just tell me it’s okay?’ It was just very vulnerable. That was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.”
Passengers stars Lawrence and Pratt are two passengers on a spaceship taking thousands of people to a distant colony planet. Problems arise when one of the spacecraft’s cryogenic sleep chambers suffers a malfunction, leading one passenger, Chris, to awaken 60 years early.
While awake, Chris struggles with the thought of dying alone, so he wakes up Jennifer, and a romantic love story begins. Directed by The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum, the movie debuts in 2016.
Jennifer Lawrence can currently be seen in the final The Hunger Games chapter, Mockingjay Part 2. In 2014, Chris Pratt was ranked as #2 on People magazine’s annual list of Sexiest Men Alive.