The Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence opened up about her disappointment in her home country of the US in a wide-ranging interview with Channel 4.
Hollywood celebrity appeared to blast Trump while promoting her new movie in London, UK (Mother!), for climate change and the devastating hurricanes hitting the southern coast of the country. The report asked Lawrence how she felt that the United States appeared to be in the grip of the “end of days.”
“It’s scary, this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognise it. It’s also scary to know that it’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it. “The only voice that we really have is through voting, and we voted, and it was really startling. You’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel like it’s mother nature’s rage, a wrath.”
Lawrence has also been dismayed with the rise of Trump, who won the presidency in some part because he ran a campaign based around demonising immigrants and Muslims, among other controversial policies. Asked about the general state of the United States itself, she revealed she found the atmospher fostered by the current political conflict between Trump and his detractors “polarising and upsetting”.
“It’s really polarising and upsetting,” she said of her home country. “I’ve heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick. And, it’s just really confusing. “I don’t find Trump confusing, I think I know exactly what he is.”
Jennifer Lawrence was raised Republican while growing up in Kentucky, but now the 27-year-old doesn’t even want Kim Davis’s name said in her house. In an interview with Vogue in 2015, the “Hunger Games” actress also goes on the offensive against the Republican party.
“I was raised a Republican,” Lawrence said. “But I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights.” .Gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so,
yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff … My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And
he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”