Jennifer Lawrence: Leo DiCaprio watched me hork up a magnet on ‘Don’t Look Up’

Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up

Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up filmed during the peak of the pandemic here in America, and no one could really understand how McKay even assembled this crazy ensemble full of A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are the leads, the supporting cast includes (no joke) Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill and Ariana Grande. The full-length trailer came out this week and it looks funny/weird:

Quelle surprise, Jonah Hill looks like he’s the one delivering all of the funniest lines. I will be very interested in hearing about whether Meryl could keep a straight face in all of their scenes together. It sounds like Jennifer Lawrence could not keep a straight face at all – she chatted with Vanity Fair about the film and how many times she accidentally snorted up her magnet nose ring:

As the first trailer for this Adam McKay–directed satire premieres, J.Law is offering Vanity Fair intel on everything from filming the Oval Office on a soundstage in Boston to meeting her costar Ariana Grande. “That was one of the coolest days of my life,” she says in the clip above. “I took a picture with her; I looked like a radio-contest winner.” Lawrence also broke bread with Jonah Hill, who plays the son of Streep’s commander in chief and her chief of staff. “It was really, really hard filming with Jonah and just not ruining take after take laughing,” she says. “We one time dedicated an entire day to him just improving insults at me. It was amazing. He’s a comedic master.”

Diving into Don’t Look Up involved a physical transformation for Lawrence, including an auburn-colored wig and two pesky nose rings. “In part of my research for the film, I spoke to a female astronomer,” Lawrence says of crafting her character, Kate Dibiasky. “We kinda decided that Kate is the type to be fierce and ‘notice me, hear me roar, rat-tat-tat’ kind of lady. And the nose rings…one just kind of hangs in; one is a magnet. And many, many times I accidentally inhaled said magnet and had to spit it out in front of Leonardo DiCaprio.”

Sharing the screen with a three-time Oscar winner presented its own set of challenges, of course. “Yeah, I mean, Meryl Streep was our last choice,” Lawrence quips. “Unfortunately, so many other actresses passed, and we ended up with Meryl Streep.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I bet Leo kind of loved seeing Jennifer Lawrence hork up a magnet every day after she accidentally snorted it. Why am I laughing so hard? J-Law has such a way with imagery. I actually think that, in another dimension, Jennifer Lawrence would have been just Leo’s type. Well, not discreet enough, so there’s that. Ever since Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I’ve become sort of a late-in-life Leo fan – I think he’s become a much better actor as he’s aged, and it’s nice to see him in something lighter and silly, where we get to see his comedic chops.




Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up

Photos credit: Niko Tavernise/Netflix and screencaps courtesy of the Netflix trailer.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I’m looking forward to watching this one. I actually has a chance to be an extra in this film but was unable to do it. Such a stinker.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Bummer! What fun that would have been to be part of this! It looks like a lot of fun & def a movie I want to see.

  2. LightPurple says:

    This looks wild and Blanchette and Streep looking like they’re having the most fun out of all of them. About time DiCaprio returned to comedy. He always had good comic timing. Now that he has his Oscar out of the way, he can go back to comedy and leave the torture movies behind.

  3. Andrea MacAulay says:

    This looks great. I will be interested to see Leo in a comedic role; certainly not his forte thus far. I’m surprised I like Timothee though, this is a pleasant diversion from his leading man roles. And Jennifer Lawrence in an MSU hoodie? I’m so excited, I finally have an article of clothing a celebrity wears. I just texted my daughter, and said, one of the perks of being my kid – alumni so I made sure my kids have one. Ah, fame.

  4. BayTampaBay says:

    I have never heard of this film. What is the plot or storyline of the film?

  5. Léna says:

    The amount of big actors in this movie is incredible.

  6. Sandra says:

    I’m in! You had me at Cate Blanchette! But I’ll wait the couple of weeks to watch on Netflix.. 🤩

    • smcollins says:

      Right? This is total dream casting come to life, and it looks hilarious to boot (I love it when “serious” actors flex their comedic muscles, you can tell they’re having a blast and it makes it that much more enjoyable), I’m definitely watching this!

  7. Nicole says:

    I will see this as well. It seems like a nice analogy to climate change. McKay is not shy about his politics, and I have yet to see something he’s made and not cackle to myself. The Other Guys and Talladega Nights remain a fave, although his Oscar fare is pretty great too.

    • LightPurple says:

      The Other Guys was hilarious AND, in its closing minute, probably had the best summary of the economic crash of 2008 anywhere.

  8. Twin falls says:

    Jonah Hill has such great delivery. This looks hilarious.

  9. Lucía says:

    I absolutely love that picture with Jonah holding MS’s character’s Birkin bag.

  10. steph says:

    This is one of the few times we haven’t seen Jlaw in a while. When was her last movie? That Russian spy movie?

  11. Ry says:

    What is “hork” ? I mean I know I’m gen X and, just to survive , I try to keep up with new word trends. I was very proud of myself when I guessed a few of them. In fact, this seems self explanatory. But, I ask myself, what if I’m wrong? What if it’s not a combination of dork and snort. Am I officially too old to care and what does this mean for my future? Sometimes we’re so far behind we get ahead.

    My friends and I used to always play off like we intended to say something even though we never did. My ex roommate and I used to use STAUNCH because we screwed up wanting to say stench and stink. And we’d die on the hill that it was intentional.

  12. Normades says:

    I think Leo is great at physical comedy. He was so funny in wolf of wall street even though his accent work was wonky.

    I think Leo has had a low key crush on JLaw since she won an Oscar. She would totally be his type if he dated women older than 25.