"I had a miscarriage alone." 8 things we learnt from Jennifer Lawrence's Vogue interview.

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about her biggest role yet: motherhood.

The Oscar winner is Vogue's October cover star, granting the publication a rare in-depth interview and answering their famous 73 Questions.

In both, the 32-year-old talks about becoming a mum (sharing her baby's gender and name), pregnancy and her two miscarriages, and the topic that's caused a family rift.

Here are 8 things we learnt.

1. She gave birth to a baby boy.

Lawrence welcomed her first child with her husband of three years, art gallerist Cooke Maroney, back in February. She's shared zero details about their baby since.

Vogue profiler Abby Aguirre knew it was a topic she'd have to tread carefully with.

"I felt an impulse to ask Lawrence about her baby, about giving birth... But I’d been warned that Lawrence was still finding her footing with the topic, boundary-wise," Aguirre wrote.

Once game enough to ask, Lawrence said she would only talk about her own experience and "would be drawing a boundary around her baby and husband."

But she did share their child's gender and name.

Yep, he's a boy, and his name is Cy - named after the post-war American painter Cy Twombly, one of her husband's favourite artists.

2. Everything changed for Lawrence the moment she became a mum.

"My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about," Lawrence told Aguirre of motherhood.

"I mean the euphoria of Cy is just - Jesus, it’s impossible. I always tell him, I love you so much it’s impossible."


Although her girlfriends told her she might not connect with her newborn right away, the actress shared that she did.

"The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love," she said.

"I also fell in love with all babies everywhere... Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Awwww, preciousssss."

3. The pandemic played a part in Lawrence's decision to start a family.

Although Lawrence spoke candidly about motherhood for the first time, the purpose of the interview was to promote her new film, Causeway.


The actress started filming her upcoming movie - about an American soldier who returns home after a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan - back in 2019. Because of the pandemic, they had to pause production and finish shooting in 2021.

A lot happened in those two years - Lawrence got married, stopped working and had time to think about who she is and what she wants. 

Then she fell pregnant.

4. She and her family don't agree on politics.

Lawrence grew up in a conservative family in Louisville, Kentucky. The Trump election created a family rift that she's still healing from.

"I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different," she told Aguirre. 

"I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t f*** with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people."

"I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families," she added. 

"How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?"

When asked whether she still talks politics with her relatives, she said: "I broach the subject in the sense that I unleash text messages. Just: Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom.

"They don’t respond. And then I’ll feel bad and send a picture of the baby."


5. The overturning of Roe v. Wade was personal for her.

During the second half of the interview, the actress told Aguirre she was in a mood - Roe v. Wade had just been overturned in the US.

Lawrence shared that she got pregnant in her early twenties and "one hundred percent intended" to get an abortion. Before she could go, "I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal," she said.

Years later, Lawrence had a second miscarriage while shooting Don’t Look Up and needed to get a D&C - a surgical procedure where they remove tissue from the uterus.

"I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant," she said. "Thinking about the things that were happening to my body."

"And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy," she continued. 

"But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?"

6. Labour did not go to plan.

The actress admitted her water broke "like in the movies" - she was at home in LA, walking up her back stairs when it happened.

Before labour, Lawrence had written down inspirational quotes for her husband to repeat to her. 

"And then obviously once you get there and you’re having contractions, that’s just, like, not the vibe," she told Aguirre. 

"He was like, 'Do you want me to say any of this stuff? Doesn’t seem like you want me to,'" she added.

Instead, Lawrence repeated some new material she'd come up with to herself: "Don’t be a pussy. It’s not that bad. Don’t be a pussy. It’s not that bad."


7. She invited Robert De Niro to her wedding rehearsal dinner - and he left.

In the 73 Questions video to accompany her Vogue profile, Lawrence shared her favourite anecdote about her frequent co-star, Robert De Niro.

Image: Getty. 

"He's just the sweetest man in the world. Still very intimidating," she said about the actor, who starred opposite her in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Joy

"I invited him to my rehearsal dinner for my wedding, obviously expecting him not to come, and when he came, I said, 'Bob, you really don't have to be here. You can go home.'


"And he was like, 'Thank you so much' and left."

8. She addressed her rumoured relations with Harvey Weinstein.

One of the last questions she was asked in the video was, "What's the most bizarre thing you've ever read about yourself?" 

Lawrence replied: "That I f***ed Harvey Weinstein."

That's something she did read - the claim came to light as part of a 2018 lawsuit against Weinstein from a plaintiff who alleges he sexually assaulted her. Various publication covered it at the time.

According to the lawsuit, Weinstein pushed the unnamed actress to the ground during a meeting at his office in 2013 before sexually assaulting her.

When she rejected his advances, Weinstein is alleged to have asked, "Do you even want to be an actress? I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is - she has just won an Oscar."

In response to the suit, Lawrence released a statement denying the allegations, and condemning the alleged comment as "yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women."

"My heart breaks for all the women who were victimised by Harvey Weinstein," Lawrence said in a statement.

"I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him."

You can read Vogue's full profile here, and watch 73 Questions with the actress  here.

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Feature image: Vogue/Mamamia.

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