If you need a refresher of why you fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence in the first place, her latest interview with Oprah is an excellent place to start. The two cultural icons recently met up to discuss our current times, from the onslaught of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, specifically against Harvey Weinstein, to the accused sexual abuser in the White House, Donald Trump. In regards to the latter, Lawrence has already outlined what she would say to the 45th president should she ever meet him in person.
"I've got a pretty good speech," she told Oprah for The Hollywood Reporter. "And it ends with a martini to the face... Oh, my God, I've been waiting for this moment. I'll give you a hint — it's not nice. You wouldn't want me to say it to you."
Lawrence also revealed that, in the wake of the ever-mounting allegations against Hollywood figureheads, she's been working on forming a commission against sexual abuse to protect her industry peers. "I've talked to women. We've talked about forming a commission," she said. "It's just so sad because every actor, when you're starting out, there's really not a lot of options... And then you become more powerful, and people start fucking with you less. People at the beginning of their careers don't want to rock the boat because if you rock the boat, you'll be called difficult. How can there be rules in place where there are certain ways that you just cannot treat people? Or a commission, somebody that they can call? If every A-list actor decides to join this commission, we know everybody in the industry. I know every studio head in town. If I'm on this commission, and [if] I get an email about somebody being treated badly on a set, I can send an email. We have to all put our heads together and figure out how to not let this moment go, not just be like, "Oh, well, that was crazy." Something has to really get done."
As for what specifically needs to happen, the actress has some ideas: "Social change. Men need more social awareness. But this comes down to equality, and until all women in every job are paid equally for the same amount of work, how are we ever going to be thought of as equals? As long as there is one group of humans that is overruling another one, there's going to be abuse, [and] why would we be thought of as equals? … My political passion has almost turned into an obsession. I mean, I don't think you ever do feel settled, [but] as soon as you feel settled with your home and your personal life, you're looking at the world and going, 'How in the hell do I fix this? What do we do?'"
You can read the rest of the very worthwhile interview here.