Netflix’s Christmas gift to the world (if you’re a subscriber or have an exes login, that is) was the release of its highly anticipated film, Don’t Look Up, starring Jennifer Lawrence—her first project in years—Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill. Oh, and Timothée Chalamet and Ariana Grande thrown in for good measure, too.
In the movie, DiCaprio and Lawrence are two astronomers who discover a giant comet hurtling towards earth which will kill the human race if it’s not stopped. They quickly come across Hill, Streep, Chalamet and Grande on their quest to warn the world of the dangers to come. But when you put that many cooks in the kitchen, things aren’t always easy on set and in a recent interview Lawrence revealed working with Hill, of all people, was actually “really, really hard.”
Thankfully though, there’s no bad blood brewing between the two—nor is Hill a secret demanding diva—rather, the difficulty they faced while filming was to do with the actor’s brilliant improv skills, which threw Lawrence off because she found she had to constantly fight back the laughs.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Lawrence, who plays astronomer Kate Dibiasky in the movie, said: “It was really, really hard filming with Jonah, and just not ruining take after take, laughing.” She continued, “We one time dedicated an entire day to him just improv-ing insults at me. It was amazing.”
The actress went on to say Hill’s improv skills are so brilliant that only he and “Meryl were the only ones who should do that kind of improv.”
“I mean, he’s just a comedic master,” she added.
Jokes aside, Don’t Look Up is a film about the state of the world currently and how important it is we address climate change immediately. When asked what the “biggest thing” viewers should take away from the movie is, Lawrence replied: “To stop handling information the way that we do now, where there’s like the truth and science and then politics, or you know, personal feelings involved.”
“You know, we should all just be on the same page of, you know, taking care of our planet, and taking care of mankind. World peace would be my hope.”