Jennifer Lawrence says she's 'worked so hard' to forgive her family's politics

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Jennifer Lawrence says she's 'worked so hard' to forgive her family's politics

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Jennifer Lawrence has opened up how 'hard' it's been to grapple with her family's politics.

In a recent interview, the Don't Look Up actor explained what it was like growing up in a Republican home, and how she's even had nightmares about conservative Fox News host, Tucker Carlson.

Lawrence grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and struggles to see eye-to-eye with her conservative family, particularly in light of Roe V Wade. The overturning of the landmark case has left millions of women in the US without access to safe abortions.

Jennifer Lawrence struggled to come to terms with her family's politics. Credit: Debby Wong / Alamy Stock Photo
Jennifer Lawrence struggled to come to terms with her family's politics. Credit: Debby Wong / Alamy Stock Photo

In a recent interview with Vogue, Lawrence said the decision 'breaks my heart', adding: "I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families. How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?"

The actor went on to add that she's still grappling with her family's politics and that a rift opened in her home when Trump was elected back in 2016.

"I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different."

Lawrence spoke about her family in a recent interview. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Lawrence spoke about her family in a recent interview. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

Lawrence went on to explain that no matter how hard she's tried, she can't get over their views: "I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t f**k with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people."

Lawrence, who recently became a mother, said that she thought a lot about a woman's right to choose.

The actor explained that she has in past suffered two miscarriages and during her second miscarriage, which took place during the filming of Don't Look Up, she had to get a D&C. A D&C is a procedure used to evacuate the womb after a miscarriage or other complications.

Jennifer grew up in Louisville. Credit: Hyperstar / Alamy Stock Photo
Jennifer grew up in Louisville. Credit: Hyperstar / Alamy Stock Photo

While Lawrence was fortunate to have a 'great pregnancy' after this she couldn't help but think about the women in the US left without options because the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the state in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization case back in June.

"I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant. Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?"

Lawrence isn't alone in being concerned for women's rights and access to basic health care, with many protesting the reversal of Roe V Wade.

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Topics: Celebrity, Donald Trump, US News, Politics

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