Jennifer Lawrence has admitted she struggled while working with Jonah Hill on the set of “Don’t Look Up.” The actress, 31, starred alongside Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, and Chris Evans in Netflix’s dark comedy. However, the experience wasn’t exactly a walk in the park all the time.
According to Lawrence, Hill’s character, Jason Orlean, was “the worst.” As the president’s son and chief of staff, Jason’s entitlement and rudeness were off the charts, and she found that tough to deal with. Not only was the character’s position the result of nepotism, but he knew it and didn’t care. As a result, Jason was insufferable, and Hill really amplified his worst characteristics during the shoot.
“It was really, really hard filming with Jonah, and just not ruining take after take, laughing. We one time dedicated an entire day to him just improv-ing insults at me. It was amazing,” she told Vanity Fair of the experience.
Jennifer Lawrence went on to praise Jonah Hill’s improv skills, saying that while the entire cast gave unscripted scenes a go, Hill and Streep are the only ones who are any good at it.
“I mean, he’s [Hill’s] a master, he’s a comedic master. I mean we all did some [improv] just not as well as Jonah,” she shared. She added that Hill would often add in lines that were so ridiculous that everyone burst out laughing. And while the audience should get an ironic chuckle out of the movie here and there, it didn’t help the actors focus!
“Don’t Look Up” is available to watch on Netflix now. The 2021 movie, written by Adam McKay and David Sirota, currently has a 78% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, critics gave it a slightly less favorable score of 56%. Can’t please everyone, I guess!
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