Jennifer Lawrence revealed in a recent Vogue interview that she is unable to get past her family’s right-wing political positions, particularly in the wake of the reversal of Roe v. calf and the birth of their little son.
She told the fashion mag that her dislike of conservative politics extends beyond her waking hours — she has nightmares about Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The 32-year-old actress, who grew up in Kentucky, told Vogue that she spoke to her therapist about a recurring nightmare of hers, in which the hugely popular right-wing commentator plays a prominent role.
Carlson, 53, has previously called the Oscar winner “out of touch” over her views on climate change.
Lawrence with her family at the 2013 Academy Awards, where she won an Oscar for her performance as Lead Actress in Silver Linings Playbook. The actress says political divisions in the Trump era divided her family
The Kentucky native specifically mentioned the troubles her father’s Trump support has caused: “I’ve worked so hard over the past five years to forgive my father and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they receive varies. Her life is different,” referring to the information the top news anchor shared with her parents and those close to her.
The new mum told the publication: “I’ve been trying to get over it and I really can’t. I can not.’
But not being political is also a deal-breaker for the Oscar winner.
“I can no longer fuck people who are no longer political. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political,” she said, pointing out that she gave her family the choice of being political, as she agrees, or not fucking with her, and no third option.
“It’s too bad. Politics kills people,” said the actress, known for her dramatic twists and turns.
Lawrence, who grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb of Kentucky, says she used to be culturally conservative but reformed her political thinking after seeing Tina Fey’s portrayal of Liz Lemon in the NBC comedy 30 Rock.
Candid: Jennifer Lawrence says she has recurring nightmares about Tucker Carlson in a new interview with Vogue
She spoke briefly about the 2016 election that caused the initial rift in her family: “It breaks my heart because America was faced with a choice between a woman and a dangerous, dangerous jar of mayonnaise. And they said, “Well, we can’t have a wife. Let’s go with the jar of mayonnaise.”
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Tucker Carlson, who has the highest nighttime ratings of any cable TV talk show host, called Lawrence “out of touch” for her views on climate change in 2017. He has never commented on whether or not she appears in his dreams
Lawrence told Vogue that a miscarriage she suffered in Toronto a few years ago convinced her of the importance of access to abortion for young women.
She says she was “100%” planning to have an abortion prior to the miscarriage, but the fall of Roe v. Wade catapulted the topic to new meaning for her personally and in relation to her relationship with her family.
“I don’t mean to belittle my family, but I know a lot of people are in a similar situation with their families,” she noted.
“How can you raise a daughter from birth and think she doesn’t deserve equality? As?’
She says she regularly raises the issue with her family but realistically fails to convince anyone.
“I bring up the subject in the sense that I unleash text messages. Just: Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. You don’t react. And then I feel bad and send a picture of the baby,” she told Vogue.
Lawrence grew up in a conservative family and initially considered herself a Republican.
However, she told Vogue that it was Tina Fey’s comedic portrayal of Liz Lemon in the NBC comedy 30 Rock that influenced her. She told Vogue that the zany comedy writer’s positions “make sense” and “seem rational.”
Lawrence grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb of Kentucky, where she says being conservative is more cultural than political
“How can you raise a daughter from birth and think she doesn’t deserve equality? As?’ the actress asks herself, commenting on the feud with her family that she cannot overcome
However, other parts of her sitting with the high gloss were lighter. She took part in the pub’s popular 73 Questions series.
During interrogations, she said Chris Farley was a celebrity she would bring back to life.
Lawrence, who married art gallery owner Cooke Maroney in 2019, also shared that her favorite type of wine is “a good red wine.”
And when asked who she thinks “has the best style in the world,” she named fellow actress Sienna Miller.
For the series of rapid-fire questions, JLaw wore a fitted white tank top with belted flared pants.
Lighter note: Lawrence answered questions about style and wine selections, and addressed family grievances
Though she’s been focused on being a mom to her six-month-old son Cy this year, Jennifer is now gearing up for the release of upcoming feature film Causeway.
The actress will be starring alongside Brian Tyree Henry and Samira Wiley in the upcoming films which premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival next month.
In addition to her on-screen role, the actress is also credited as one of the film’s producers.
New parents: Jennifer married art gallery owner Cooke Maroney in 2019 and the two welcomed their first child earlier this year; Pictured here in 2018