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Harvey Weinstein was like a father: Jennifer Lawrence

07 December 2017

"He had only ever been nice to me - except for the moments that he wasn't, and then I called him an a****** and we moved on", Lawrence told Oprah Winfrey. And it's so widespread, the abuse, from so many different people - it's directors, it's producers - that I think everybody needed to (process it).

She is ready to take chances again with her upcoming film Red Sparrow, out in March, which features her in a sexual role - a first for the actor who was the victim of a nude photo hack more than three years ago. "I've been afraid of that since 2014, when I got my pictures hacked".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 27-year-old actress admitted that the more successful she's become, the more she's anxious people will get "sick" of her and she won't live up to their expectations. The Weinstein Company notably produced and distributed "Silver Linings Playbook", the film that earned Lawrence her first Oscar win. But earlier this year, she preached unity, telling Vogue that the country needs to come together because "we can't continue this divide and anger". "He was paternal to me. But the fact is I have been given a platform, and if I don't use it, then I don't deserve it", she said. She then went on to provide an example.

Lawrence, a board member for the non-profit organization Represent.Us, says she wants to embark on high school and college campus tours throughout the country: "I want to travel around to the areas I'm from so that people realize corruption is a completely nonpartisan issue".

"I have such fear with my phone and my computer and electronics".

She continued to describe Weinstein as a "tough guy" and a "brute", but she maintained that she was unaware of his true persona.

"It's taking somebody's intellectual property but also my body", she said of the hacking incident.

Lawrence said she wanted to see social change and for that to happen there needs to be equality between men and women. "But I was abused by a woman on a movie ... I always knew I was going to be famous, so I am totally prepared for it", as Lawrence looked on embarrassed from the audience.

Lawrence praised all the women who have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against a number of men in the industry, but said that all of the stories are as "horrifying" as each other.

Harvey Weinstein was like a father: Jennifer Lawrence