Jennifer Lawrence Says It Was ‘Really Really Hard’ Filming With Jonah Hill

Jennifer Lawrence has claimed that Jonah Hill 'insulted' her for an entire day on the Don't Look Up film set. 
Credit: Netflix

Jennifer Lawrence has shared that she found it ‘really really hard’ filming with Jonah Hill.

The Hunger Games star, 33, is undoubtedly one of the biggest actresses in the world – known for her work as Mystique in the X-Men franchise, No Hard Feelings and her Oscar-winning role in The Silver Linings Playbook.

Meanwhile, Hill, 39, is also a Hollywood A-lister who has starred in hit films such as Superbad, 21 and 22 Jump Street and The Wolf Of Wall Street.

However, according to Lawrence, she had a difficult experience when working with the War Dogs actor.

Watch the trailer for the film they starred in below…

The pair starred in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, which follows two astronomers who are determined to warn humankind about an incoming comet that’s shooting towards Earth.

Alongside Lawrence and Hill, the film features a number of A-list actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Timothée Chalamet.

The Passengers actress plays one of the astronomers while Hill is the Chief Of Staff – who is also the President’s son.

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In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence opened up about the improvisation the actors made when filming the hit comedy.

In particular, she discussed co-star Hill, and how ‘really hard filming’ was when it was his turn to go with the flow – as his character spends the majority of his screen time insulting her.

She explained: “He is the worst. It was really, really hard filming with Jonah, and just not ruining take after take, laughing.

“We one time dedicated an entire day to him just improv-ing insults at me. It was amazing.

“He and Meryl are the only ones who really should do that kind of improv. I mean, he’s just a comedic master.

“We all did some stuff. Just not as well as Jonah.”

Don't Look Up
Jennifer Lawrence has explained why it was ‘really really hard’ when filming with Jonah Hill in Don’t Look Up. Credit: Netflix

While the film may have been difficult for Lawrence, director Adam McKay has revealed that the scene took two days to film, but says that it was full of ‘laughing and improving’.

Speaking with Deadline, he explained: “That group of people could not have been happier to be in that fake Oval Office, doing that scene.

“Laughing, improvising. They almost were a little intimidated by Meryl Streep because she’s arguably the greatest film actor ever, and we discover she’s just a delight with this big generous laugh, who can improvise all day long.

“Jonah Hill is one of the great film improvisers, and that was inspiring to Jen and Leo to throw stuff in, and Rob Morgan too.

“We shot that scene for two days and the first cut was 16 minutes long and I never got tired of watching it.”

However, the 16-minute cut scene was deemed to be slightly too long for the final cut, so it got cut down to a much shorter – but still as funny – version.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.