Jennifer Lawrence explains why filming with Jonah Hill was so hard

And now we want to watch the movie even more

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And now we want to watch the movie even more

The stretch between Christmas and New Year is traditionally a time for muddy walks, turkey sandwiches and of course, Netflix. This year, one particular release has dominated social media feeds: Adam McKay's satirical sci-fi movie, Don't Look Up

Streamable since Christmas Eve, it’s easy to see why Don't Look Up has attracted mega audiences, with the cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill and Jennifer Lawrence

But fans might be surprised to hear that J Law found filming with Jonah Hill almost impossible. 

Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, and Adam McKay attend the "Don't Look Up" World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Hunger Games star said it was “was really, really hard filming with Jonah, and just not ruining take after take, laughing.”

She continued: “I mean, he’s just a comedic master."

Jennifer added how they had “an entire day to him just improv-ing insults at me. It was amazing…[Jonah] and Meryl [Streep] were the only ones who should do that kind of improv.”

Released to Netflix on Christmas eve, Don’t Look Up tells the story of a comet about to destroy Earth. Director Adam McKay previously said there were times when the film mirrored the crisis we’re facing with the pandemic. 

The filmmaker said: "It was really strange because you've seen the movie and you know the premise – a lot of it is like Covid. Every third day I'm getting texts from our cast and crew going, 'Oh, my God this scene from the movie just happened.’

"I had a moment where I was like, 'Do we need to make this movie?' I picked up the script, and I realised it read in a different way. The movie was never about Covid; it was all about how we've profitised and distorted the means with which we talk to each other and communicate. It was always about social media, careerism and greed."

Don’t Look Up is available to stream on Netflix. 

Kate Hollowood
Kate Hollowood is a freelance journalist and writes about a range of topics for Marie Claire UK, from reports on royal news and current affairs to features on health, careers and relationships. Based in London, Kate has also written for titles like the i paper, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan and It’s Nice That.