Jennifer Lawrence says she's 'nervous' about working with method actors, sharing lesson learned from Christian Bale's acting technique

Jennifer Lawrence says she’s ‘nervous’ about working with method actors, sharing lesson learned from Christian Bale’s acting technique

Every actor has their own acting techniques, but for Jennifer Lawrence there’s one in particular that makes her quite apprehensive.

During an interview on Thursday’s episode of The hot onesTHE Without hard feelings the star was asked about the challenges she might encounter when working with someone who has a different kind of acting background.

“I’d be nervous working with someone who’s Method (acting),” she replied. “Why would I have no idea how to talk to them, because like, do I have to be in character? That would just make me nervous.

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Across the industry, method acting continued to be a hotly debated topic, with people on both sides supporting and opposing it. Several actors have also openly voiced their opinions, including Andrew Garfield and Jeremy Strong, who dive into the immersive acting approach for the roles, as well as Brian Cox, who has publicly voiced his disapproval of him.

As for her ways of getting into character, Lawrence explained how her techniques have changed throughout her career and credits an Academy Award-winning actor with giving her a fresh take.

“I was always very on/off on/off until I did American chaos and I worked with Christian Bale, who I noticed when the camera started rolling and the crew started preparing and it would be about 10 seconds into the action, he (Bale) would start preparing,” the actress said. “I saw it and thought, ‘That sounds like a really good idea.’ So I started doing it.

Lawrence has made a name for herself in Hollywood over the past decade, with lead roles in The Hunger Games franchise, The winter bone, American chaos, X-Men franchise, Don’t look up, Mother! AND Silver Linings Playbookwhich earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Later, during the interview, Lawrence was also asked what skills he learned for transferable roles in his day-to-day life.

“I learned to pick locks Red Sparrow. I haven’t used it, but knowing I could is cool,” she joked, before adding that she also learned to hold a falcon for Serene.

Lawrence’s latest film, Without hard feelingshits theaters June 23.