Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the UK ‘Red Sparrow’ premiere: gorgeous or blah?

'Red Sparrow' European Premiere - Arrivals

Here are some photos of Jennifer Lawrence at the London premiere of Red Sparrow. The first premiere was actually last week in DC, and I’ll have those photos in another post. J-Law wore Dior, like she almost always does, to this London premiere. I mean… yeah, she has a great figure, and yeah, this is one of the better Dior gowns I’ve seen on her. But I feel like the Ghost of Sagging Future when I whisper to these young women: “wear a bra, sweetheart, or you’ll regret it later.” But for now, she and her girls look great.

As for Red Sparrow… to all of the ladies who saw Atomic Blonde: doesn’t Red Sparrow feel sort of like Jennifer Lawrence’s Atomic Blonde? It’s an action-spy thriller with a sex-positive female lead doing cool stunts and acting badass. And considering I loved Atomic Blonde (great movie with terrible dialogue), I totally think Red Sparrow looks awesome. Here’s one of the latest trailers:

Can you guess what my biggest issue is? THE BANGS. But you know what? The bangs are actually helping me forget that I’m watching Jennifer Lawrence. In any case, the film comes out in March (a lot sooner than I realized), and so another J-Law promotional tour is upon us, before I really prepared myself. Let’s get this party started with some quotes she gave to Entertainment Tonight exclusively:

Doing a Russian accent: “I’ve never done a foreign accent before It was daunting and scary but I hope we pulled it off.” American actors playing Russian characters have notoriously had a hard time pulling off realistic Russian accents over the years, and while Lawrence said she feels good about her efforts, she said she wanted to refrain from bragging until the movie is released. “I don’t want to talk about the accent until the movie comes out because I don’t want to say, ‘I did this and I did that, and it was really quite easy for me,’ and then just get annihilated.”

She’s playing a ballerina-turned-spy: “The idea of me being a ballerina was, before four months of training, laughable. Now I can move my arms a little bit.” Lawrence said that she started by learning the basics, and then she went on to learn the dance she would need to perform for the film. “I couldn’t get on pointe or anything like that, but it was more helpful for just kind of learning the mental and physical discipline that goes [into ballet],” she said. “It was more of a character study.”

She did a fully-nude scene in the film: “There’s one particular scene in the movie where your nightmare comes true from grade school, where you’re standing naked in front of a classroom full of people. So that became a reality, but it actually wasn’t that bad,” she recalled. The actress said she was very nervous the night before they shot the scene, but when she showed up on set, “Everybody made me feel so comfortable that I probably at a certain point started making everybody else uncomfortable. Because I’d be like, ‘I don’t want the robe. I’m hot. I’m eating.’ Everybody’s like, ‘She needs to cover up.’”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

I like to think I have a good “ear” for accents, but I think my ear is pretty particular: I can tell when a foreign actor is doing a terrible American accent, and I can tell when a non-British actor is doing a terrible British accent, and then I could tell that whatever the hell accent JK Simmons was doing in The Snowman was awful (seriously, that film was a bad-accent buffet). My point is that I probably don’t have a good ear for Russian accents, because what little we hear of J-Law in the trailer, she sounds like she’s doing a decent enough Russian accent. She’s not veering off into camp, which seems easy to do with Russian accents (see also: most 007 villains). As for what she says about ballet-training… I read that entire quote and thought of how Natalie Portman tried to convince people that she became a prima ballerina-level talent in just five months and she did almost all of her own ballet work in Black Swan, only we found out later that her head had been superimposed on a stunt ballerina’s body. I think J-Law wants us to know that she’s not going to try to pull that sh-t.

'Red Sparrow' European Premiere - Arrivals

'Red Sparrow' European Premiere - Arrivals

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    She’s looking lovely here – I likey the hair and dress.

  2. BendyWendy says:

    Beautiful dress. Terrible hair.

  3. SilverUnicorn says:

    She’s a gorgeous woman but OMG what Dior is giving her to wear these days…
    Dress wouldn’t that bad in itself but she seems uncomfortable in it and it doesn’t seem to fit her figure either.

  4. Igotbiglipsandicannotlie says:

    I think she looks gorgeous! I want to see Red Sparrow just for Joel Edgerton alone.

  5. Patricia says:

    Come on now, her breasts are not going to sag because of a night out without a bra. Her breasts are going to sag because as we age that just happens. And it’s fine, and it’s beautiful and natural and it’s nothing to worry about.
    She looks amazing. I don’t always love her styling but I think this is the look for her!

    • Jussie says:

      Thank you!

      Bra’s really do extremely little to ‘combat’ sagginess (they may actually increase sagginess since a bra basically lets the surrounding muscles off the hook).

      It’s almost entirely down to genetics, with a few lifestyle factors (weight gain/loss, breastfeeding history, ill health taking a toll on skin elasticity and muscle connectivity etc.) thrown in.

      Not to mention loads of women have a ‘saggy’ breast shape pretty much from day one of having breasts.

      • Coco says:

        @ Jussie

        Came here to say that you’re right, a study came out a couple years ago that bras might actually be doing us a disservice in the sag department.

      • Geekychick says:

        sorry for hijacking the comments, but can you elaborate on how does breastfeeding imapact boob shape? mine are not the same after bf-ing (2 years!), but my mom and my doctor are claiming it’s from rapidly loosing 20pounds. :/ I can’t find any definitive, scientific info.
        eh, I didn’t realise how much I loved them and how much they made me feel…..good about myself until they’ve changed.

      • Coco says:

        @Geekychick

        I Stopped breastfeeding myself recently and went from perky B’s pre-baby to swollen DD while nursing and now am at a sad B cup. Sagginess from nursing comes from the breasts swelling to accommodate milk production but that fullness goes away once you shift from nursing constantly to once or twice a day and/or you stop completely. Same thing happens with rapid weight loss. One of the many body bummers of childbirth!

      • Veronica says:

        Sagging can come naturally with age or size/weight (very well endowed women generally exhibit sagging much earlier), but the biggest thing that exacerbates it is weight/cup size fluctuation. For women who jump multiple cup sizes while nursing, it can stress the tissue enough to cause sagging – especially if they change sizes rapidly. It really depends on genetics and hormonal factors more than anything else.

  6. Natalie S says:

    That’s not the most flattering side-boob in that dress. Wtf, Dior?

  7. Nicole says:

    Outfit is probably one of the best of the Dior gowns she’s been in overall. Doesn’t look like they are trying to age her 20 years. Hair was a no for me. Love the length but it was in her face a ton so I wish she pulled it back.

    I might see this movie but I’m not itching to see it. I would see black panther again or Wrinkle before seeing this. Reviews seem mixed about the story and the fact that it’s trying to be feminist and empowering like Atomic Blonde but fails. According to my two Russian friends…her accent is terrible. I thought it was good until they looked at me sideways ha.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Her accent horrible. It is so bad I can’t see the movie. The first time I saw the trailer, it jumped out at me, and it is distracting to the extreme. I kept thinking maybe she is from the outer outer, like almost not in Russia say on the border of somewhere.
      I have grown up with Russian accents my whole life, and that is one funky wrong accent.
      Nyet, JLaw.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I like her dress in the first photo, but in the following ones it doesn’t look so great.
    A friend of mine wants to see this, and someone else told me the book was very good, so I’ll check it out. I loved Atomic Blonde.

  9. Lobbit says:

    Very pretty dress. I like the hair, too.

  10. Veronica says:

    I like the dress. I also like the hair (we rarely see it wavy/curly!) though I think they should have clipped it back from her face. It’s obscuring her features in a lot of the photos.

  11. Beth says:

    I like the dress. It would be prettier if it wasn’t the color of sparkling oatmeal

  12. deets says:

    It’s still debatable that breasts sag due to bralessness. The most common theory is that going braless actually keeps breasts sitting higher.

    Here’s one study description https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259073.php

    Anyhow, really like the dress, although I’d prefer if it was the same gold all the way. Jenn looks unhappy still, which is too bad. She’s young and hot and wealthy though, so things should look up.

    • aenflex says:

      My mom quit wearing a bra in the 70s, before I was born. She is about a c cup. By the time I was 10, in 1989, her breasts were very, very saggy. Not as a result of weight fluctuations, (she’s been about the same weight since I was born).
      Here now I’m 38 and my mother’s breasts have been un-bra’ed for over 40 years, they are super, super, super saggy. Like belly button saggy and she’s 63 and pretty fit otherwise.

      I’ve read that not wearing a bra trains your fibers to be stronger, but I don’t care. Sometimes anecdotal evidence has more gravitas. Even if it’s just a cotton strecthy bra with no underwires, I’m wearing it.

  13. Danielle says:

    I think she looks gorgeous. That dress looks incredible on her.

  14. Snowflake says:

    She looks great! But on the main page, her face looks really full, like maybe she did some fillers?

  15. LittleWing says:

    Her hair and face look great, best ever imo. The gown doesn’t do much for her though. The halter looks like it’s mashing down her bosom.

  16. xdanix says:

    I ADORE the dress. At first glance at just a thumbnail I thought it was a pretty enough gold dress, but clicking into the photos to see the other colours woven through it makes it that much more gorgeous. I think it’s one of the best she’s worn in a long time.

    My only two little niggles are that a) I think the hair is a little TOO curly for my tastes, it looks REALLY big in some photos. I say that as a girl who is forever battling (mostly in vain) wildly curly hair into submission, so I never understand why people choose to style their hair that way! and b) the dress could be a tiny bit better fitted, I think. In a few pics I saw it just looked like it needed a rearranging to sit quite right. In other photos it looked fine though, and overall I really do love it.

  17. ds says:

    Matthias Schoenaerts…. this man needs to be in more films.
    As a Balkan girl ( Russian and Balkan accents get the same treatment ) I dare say most of us who have been learning English for years have no accent, we mostly sound American. I couldn’t tell you what kind of American accent we have, but we don’t sound like this. It’s not her fault, it’s probably the Studio people who think you need to have an accent and sound what a Russian sounds like in their head. Whatever.

  18. sunnydeereynolds says:

    With that hair, she looks like Juno Temple.

    JLaw just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Like I grew tired of her or something.

  19. Becks says:

    I think she looks gorgeous. Love the dress, and I actually like her hair. She looks like J-Law here. I feel like in a lot of her red carpet appearances lately they’ve been trying to “change” her or make her into a “movie star” (I mean she is one, but its like someone decided that because she is a big star now, she has to dress a certain way for big events.) She looks more like her old self here.

  20. Juliette says:

    Stunning, a very movie star look. I love that dress

  21. Maum says:

    Trailer looks good and I’ve loved Edgerton since The Secret Life of Us so will be watching.

    And for the record breastfeeding doesn’t sag boobs, pregnancy does.
    In this case thought she can blame the sag on the dress. It’s an awful fit!

  22. Ce2495 says:

    She looks great! Joel looks so handsome… that guy is soooo my type 😊

  23. skyblue says:

    Totally off topic comment but my brother is married to a Russian woman and over the course of their 16 year marriage he has learned to speak Russian quite fluently. He was recently told by another native Russian that he speaks Russian with a Polish accent. I don’t know why I find that so freaking funny. As an aside, my Russian sister in law still has Russian accent/inflection.

  24. Tan says:

    Jen looks stunning with the hair and the dress.

    As for Black Swan, it was one of the talking points of Natalies CamPaign that she is genius dedicated actor who became semi professional ballet dance in 5 months and oh the toil hardwork and dedication.

    Everyone remembers the backlash once the ballerina came forward.

  25. HelloSunshine says:

    I think she looks gorgeous! I absolutely love the dress from the front but from the side, the boobage looks awkward. There’s a way to do side boob and this dress isn’t quite there. Other than that, I think her styling is spot on and I love the hair

  26. Tanesha86 says:

    Love the dress hate the hair, too much poodle realness.

  27. Really says:

    Face looks different. She’s messing around with it.

  28. ruouk says:

    “But I feel like the Ghost of Sagging Future”

    Isn’t this a myth? Are we still thinking this is a thing and our breasts destinies are determined by bras and not genetics or something?

    (real question, I know it probably depends on how large your chest is, but does wearing a bra regularly really make a noticeable difference over decades?)

  29. OriginalLala says:

    I love when people let their curls fly! if more people did it, maybe people would stop associating only straight hair with looking polished and professional! I love my big voluminous curls!

    • Snowflake says:

      I wish I had curly hair! 😢

    • AnnaKist says:

      My best friend and I both have curly mops. I used to wash and blow dry my hair every day. Some years ago, I stopped using shampoo, and just wash my hair with a sulfate and paraben-free conditioner now. I haven’t blow dried it in years, and it’s in the best condition ever, so I now embrace my curls. Yesterday, she took me to a health clinic to have my surface vac dressing changed. We laughed ourselves silly when a little boy said hello to us, then turned to his mum, saying, “Look, Mum – two curly-haired grandma twins!”

    • Insomniac says:

      Me too! I love it when people rock waves and curls — I think it looks hot.

    • Shambles says:

      YES to this thread and to the normalization of natural, wild curls!!! I spent my whole high school career trying to straighten my hair every day, only to have it be puffy and weirdly waved by 7th period. But that was the thing to do— all of the popular ladies were the ones with sleek blonde hair, as opposed to my wild dark mane. When I met one of my best friends in college, she encouraged me to go natural and introduced me to the wonderful world of curl cream. My life has never been the same!! And now with all of the specialty shampoos and conditioners, curly gals are primed to run the world. Instead of having #hairgoals surrounding crazy colors or super straight hair or perfectly coiffed heated styles, I’m working on getting my curl texture tighter and healthier. It’s a little victory for self love.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Count me in on the curl love!

  30. Brers says:

    What’s the nonsense in the post about “bad British accents”? Which one exactly, love?

  31. poppy says:

    these bosoms here don’t look like they were ever on a professional dancer imho.
    maybe in the story she quits dance and to be a spy she has breast augmentation? jk but they seem really big for an “ex ballerina”.

    idk i was hoping all this “better stories featuring females” talk would actually mean better stories. these stories still feel like the same old schlocky superhero/superspy crap.
    we already were getting these films. sexy bouncy lead kicks a$$. BORING.
    it is boring when the lead is a man in these stories. sexy muscle man kicks a$$…
    does everything still have to geared to 14 yo boys?

  32. IndifferentCat says:

    Love the dress and love her. Cant wait to see Budapest in the film as well. Jennifer would often come to my friends bar in the city and we always had a great night. It’s not a tourist bar and mainly frequented by the music weirdos of Pest so it was nice that she would come to an authentic Hungarian bar rather than a fake ‘ruin bar’.

  33. reverie says:

    She’s stunning and her boobs are not even remotely saggy. When you have an ample, non-enhanced chest on a small frame and don’t stand completely rigid… that’s what that they do.

  34. Lizzie says:

    she looks great. this is the best dior she’s worn.

  35. marianne says:

    That dress is gorgeous! But Im not too keen on the hair. Its giving me country music star vibes…

  36. Eve says:

    Saggy or not, she’d better keep them away from my “where-have-you-been-all-my-life” Nicholas Hoult.

    P.S.: developed a crush on him after Mad Max: Fury Road, not because the pictures posted here yesterday.

  37. Victoria says:

    1. Matthias Schoenberg is in this?!? WTH bring back hot guy day and post pics of hot men so I can objectify them 😝
    2. Hello Joel 😘
    3. She looks great, the hair is fine! I’m glad as another wavy haired lady different styles being represented
    4. She needs to get with Joel !!! If she likes older men go for him!!!

  38. Tiffany says:

    I thought that was Amy Schumer in the header pick to this story. She is morphing into her now.

  39. Shambles says:

    She looks SO hot. This is my favorite look on her, ever. Disco queen. The wild hair gets my heart as a fellow curly girl.

  40. Another Nina says:

    I really like her dress and hair, looks to me like her best look in years.

    As far as accent is concerned, it sounds completely non-Russian to me. Although I believe that a real Russian accent will sound unrecognizable to Americans as it sounds so different from a perceived Russian accent, the way studios imagine it…

    Btw, supposedly, kgb academy provides a really good education and it is not such a secret thing. And i cannot even imagine a ballerina with bangs, except for Yekaterina Maksimova. I pass by Vaganov Academy in St Petersburg twice a day, and have never seen a girl with bangs and/or a cup C. I would say Cup A is way too much for a ballerina. Anyway, Russia looks so much different from the way it is shown in Hollywood’s movies. I mean they can continue show it as a villain if they insist but can’t they do a better visual job? Otherwise, they are still stuck in the estetics of early 1980s…

    • MrsBump says:

      Ive always wondered, do you guys have movies where all the russian actors pretend to play americans? Id love to watch those if you have any recommendations.
      Also how do you feel about those countless films depicting you guys as villains?
      I’m muslim, and we’re always terrorists

      • Olga says:

        Well, in Russian movies the bad guys are almost invariably russian criminals and American characters often portrayed as more formal and politically correct dudes.

        Sorry, but JLaw’s accent is just bad, especially consonants (no, Variety, it is not “an unobtrusive accent”). Jeremy’s accent doesn’t feel that fake. And why is her character called Dominika (instead of Orthodox Domnikiya)?

      • Another Nina says:

        See, in all Russian movies Americans are always portrayed by Russian actors. I think we have just one TV actor from the US, who happens to be gay and supposedly he is adored both by public and crew. I think it’s some medical related series. I don’t watch Russian movies usually, so I can’t come up with a good example off the top of my head…
        And, obviously we moderately dislike that we are always portrayed as villains, mafia, etc. But overall, say, I liked the Russian spy in the post wwii movie with Tom Hanks…

    • magnoliarose says:

      I agree. Russia is so much more than the movies show and I happen to like there a lot. I must say I find the people pretty intense as opposed to Americans but the museums and architecture are worth a visit alone.

  41. BooBooLaRue says:

    About the bangs, it made me instantly think of Mrs. Grey.

  42. KBeth says:

    I think she looks really pretty here, I love the hair.

  43. isabelle says:

    Her accent on Red Sparrow, I can in no way take the movie seriously. Have zero desire to see it and it looks like cheese sauce.

  44. Jayna says:

    Love, love, love that gown. She looks great.

  45. M.A.F. says:

    I like this look. And her hair seems so soft, like a pillow.

  46. penelope says:

    Love the dress–and she looks fabulous in it. Pretty hair, too. It suits her.

    And I liked her nose better before! Those straight, cookie-cutter Hollywood noses are a joke & all look silly imo.

  47. Her Higness says:

    I actually think its refreshing to see sagging/normal boobs. It should not be shamed, like nipples. Gravity is real folks. shame on us for teasing & pushing folks to get those horrible bolt on’s!
    she looks great!

  48. Ozogirl says:

    Beautiful dress, but bad hair. It’s like they wanted her to look like cousin Itt with it all in her face like that :D

  49. TrixC says:

    I think she looks gorgeous, love the dress and the whole look. I don’t want to see the film, it looks ok from the trailer but I read a review that said it’s sickeningly violent and gory. I am so over gratuitous violence in film.

  50. Lori says:

    Hate that her looks are always either horrible
    or stunning.

    This dress is amazing- wish I owned it.

  51. Tig says:

    Agree the dress is pretty, but the fit is off. Other sites’ comments have noted her hair here looks like SJP’s in Sex and the City and now I can’t unsee that!
    Re bad Russian accents- check out Child 44. The book-first of a trilogy- was great. The cast of the movie was great, so very excited to see it. Five minutes in, I had to bail. The accents were laughably bad.

  52. Katinka says:

    I think her body and boobs look great. Naturally sexy and beautiful- which I associate with the seventies anyway so it fits the whole vibe.
    I don’t buy into the idea that the only way boobs look good is pushed up until they’re almost touching the chin (the Victoria’s Secret Look!)
    The Victoria’s Secret look btw made me feel bad about my boobs since age 13 when they came in first (and really can’t have been sagging). I know confidence must come from within but I only started to feel good about them when I saw how my boyfriends loved them lol. Sometimes men are more understanding, gentle and appreciative about the female body than we are.

  53. Em says:

    Her face looks a bit buttery, too much filler/botox? Is that the reason for the face covering hair do?

  54. A Fan says:

    Vavavoom! She looks fantastic. Her hair is looking particularly good these days. Love her natural boobs, too.

    [*Jennifer, don't you dare mess with your boobs.*]

  55. LittlefishMom says:

    Love both butbin that one photo her book
    looks deflated.

  56. Anare says:

    I love spy stories and this looks like an interesting movie. I’m not a big fan of JLaw but she looks good in this movie. She looks like she could be Slavic. I’ll go see it.

  57. Hoping says:

    Love the dress but not how its colors match with her, and I do not like her hair so curly. Anyway, she’s beautiful. The whole styling reminds me of Amy Adams’ character in American Hustle.

  58. Luci Lu says:

    She looks good, especially with her hair down. When she wears her hair up, or shorter, her head is shaped like a 100-watt GE light bulb. If she had cheek implants, the surgeon should have ordered the medium size, instead of the large.

  59. raincoaster says:

    Come on, this is just Pretty Woman with a body count.