Poor Jennifer! (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence has told of the ‘personal challenge’ of shooting her latest film during Covid and the days of strict lockdown – losing a veneer.
The 31-year-old Hunger Games star is expecting her first child with New York City art dealer husband Cooke Maroney.
‘Well, I lost a tooth pretty early in the filming,’ she told the Associated Press, adding: ‘And I couldn’t go to the dentist until the end of the movie, so I had to film most of the movie toothless. That was my personal challenge.’
The film, directed by The Big Short filmmaker Adam McKay, stars Lawrence as astronomy student Kate Dibiasky, alongside owlish professor Dr Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) as the pair discover there is a comet heading directly towards Earth.
Despite having top billing in the movie and it being written with her in mind, Lawrence earned $5 million (£3.7m) less than the Titanic star, with a pay slip of $25m (£18.7m) compared to DiCaprio’s $30m (£22.4m).
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence lead the cast (Picture: Matt Baron/Rex/Shutterstock)
The pair play an astronomy professor and PhD student, respectively (Picture: Niko Tavernise/Netflix)
DiCaprio, 47, speaking alongside Lawrence said: ‘Talking to people with masks and shields all day… Usually, you know, from a creative perspective, you’re mixing it up with the cast and crew constantly, but we’re, you know, we’re completely isolated.
‘But, like I said, it was an amazing opportunity to work during Covid, for all of us to work, and especially do a movie that was, you know, about us believing in the scientific community. That was the coolest part.’
Sir Mark Rylance, Jonah Hill, Ron Perlman, Himesh Patel and Melanie Lynskey round out the impressive cast.
Director McKay told AP of his approach to film-making: ‘You know, honestly, I would much rather be making Step Brother movies for the next 20 years, but the world got so crazy.
‘And, clearly, we’re living in a time of tectonic change. And very frightening times, especially when it comes to the climate.
‘Yeah, it was just, you know, those early movies that I did with Will [Ferrell] were a delight. And there is some point of view to those movies, but it just felt like it didn’t make sense to keep making those movies.
‘So, it’s not like I had some personal change. It was more that the world changed so radically that I, as a film-maker, you can’t ignore that.’
The film marks DiCaprio’s first screen appearance since Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood in 2019, while Lawrence has not starred in a movie since the X-Men instalment Dark Phoenix, also in 2019.
Don’t Look Up releses in selected UK cinemas from December 10 and will stream on Netflix from December 24.
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