Jennifer Lawrence Says She Lives in Fear of Another Photo Hack: 'I'm Always Waiting to Get Blindsided Again'
By Alex Ungerman
When your privacy is violated, it's hard to feel like you ever really get it back.
Jennifer Lawrence says as much in a new interview with Vogue-- the Mother! star covers the magazine's September issue -- revealing that after private nude photos were hacked from her phone and leaked to the internet in 2014, she's always fearful it will happen again.
"When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’ Even when it’s nothing," the 26-year-old actress says. "I’m always waiting to get blindsided again."
And while the public largely came to Lawrence's support in condemning the hacking, she admits that it's hard not to feel judged.
"It’s scary when you feel the whole world judges you," she says. "I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying."
Despite this fear, Lawrence perfectly dismissed another privacy violation earlier this year, when a video was published of her pole dancing at a friend's birthday party, writing on Facebook, "I'm not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night." But even though she played it cool, Lawrence confesses to the publication that she was still scared of what people would think.
"My biggest fear from that whole thing was that people were going to think that I was trying to be sexy," she says. "Also, it looked like I had taken my shirt off. I was in a crop top. I did not take off my shirt. I’m on the phone with my lawyers, and everybody’s like, 'Is there anything we need to know before it comes out?' And I’m like, 'No, it’s all there.'"