During a roundtable discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that Passengers contained her “first real sex scene,” and to deal with it, she found solace in alcohol.
According to Lawrence, the romance scene filming experience was “really bizarre” and “really weird.” To prepare for her big moment, she got drunk, or as she put it, “really, really drunk.” But copious amounts of alcohol isn’t a permanent solution in real life, as she soon learned. Perhaps attributable to the drinking, she grappled with extreme anxiety in between shoots. While Lawrence knew her job was to kiss Chris Pratt (who was married at the time), even the feigned infidelity gave her a queasy feeling every time the two had to lock lips in front of the cameras.
To make matters worse, the actual process of filming romantic scenes was less than fun. One cut scenario required Pratt and Lawrence to rock a table back and forth, and neither of them liked it. The undertaking convinced Lawrence that, “Sex scenes are the most unsexy things in the world.”