On Sunday night, all eyes were on Jennifer Lawrence who appeared at the premiere of her upcoming movie Don’t Look Up in a stunning floor-length, glittery Dior gown with semi-sheer cape sleeves. On full display was the actress’ growing baby bump, marking the first time Lawrence has publicly walked a red carpet since announcing she is pregnant with her first child to her husband, art dealer Cooke Maroney.
The 31-year-old posed alongside her co-stars, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill, accessorising her eye-catching gown with Tiffany & Co. jewellery and pulling her hair back into a bun.
The mum-to-be revealed she and Maroney were expecting their first child through a statement provided by her rep earlier this year, although she’s kept details of her pregnancy pretty under wraps since then. Earlier this month, Lawrence did her first interview in years, speaking to Vanity Fair about the pressure she feels to let the public into her personal life.
“If I was at a dinner party, and somebody was like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re expecting a baby,’ I wouldn’t be like, ‘God, I can’t talk about that. Get away from me, you psycho!’ But every instinct in my body wants to protect their privacy for the rest of their lives, as much as I can,” she said, while adding she’s “grateful and excited” to become a mum.
“I don’t want anyone to feel welcome into their existence,” Lawrence added. “And I feel like that just starts with not including them in this part of my work.”
In the same interview, Lawrence opened up about her decision to step back from movies for a while, saying that the pressure of fame—and the public turning against her—resulted in her not creating the quality of work she expected of herself. “I was not pumping out the quality [of work] that I should have. I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?'” she said.
“I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.’ And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul,” she continued, “I didn’t have a life. I thought I should go get one.”