Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she lives in dread of another nude photo scandal.
The Oscar-winning actress was left devastated when intimate pictures she had shared confidentially with ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult were leaked online by hackers in 2014.
Three years on, in a cover interview with Vogue to mark its 125th anniversary, she has opened up about the anxiety she still faces following the traumatic experience.
“It’s scary when you feel the whole world judges you. I think people saw it for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it,” she said. “Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying.”
Lawrence finds herself “always waiting” for more shocking news and fears the worst every time her publicist calls. “I’m like ‘Oh my god, what is it?’. Even when it’s nothing,” she said. “I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”
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The 26-year-old previously told Vanity Fair that anyone who looked at her nude photos was “perpetuating a sexual offence”.
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she said. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory.
“It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
In January this year, Edward Majerczyk was sentenced to nine months in prison for hacking more than 300 online accounts in a bid to steal explicit private information.
The 29-year-old from Chicago was also ordered to pay £4,600 towards the cost of counselling for one of the stars he had leaked naked photographs of, but details about the claimant remained anonymous.