‘Don’t Look Up’ Star Jennifer Lawrence Was ‘in Absolute Misery’ Filming 1 Scene With Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet – ‘It Was Hell’

Don’t Look Up is one of the most star-studded casts of the year. Writer/director Adam McKay tucks familiar faces in every corner of his climate change satire. They seek to change minds, but also to make audiences laugh along the way. However, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t always have the best time on the set of Don’t Look Up. She recently described one particular day with Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet as being “absolute misery” and said that, “it was hell.”

What is the story of ‘Don’t Look Up?’

'Don't Look Up' Jennifer Lawrence at the world premiere wearing gold with the Netflix logo behind her
Jennifer Lawrence | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

McKay’s climate change satire follows Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and his student, Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence). They discover that a comet is hurtling toward Earth and with a guaranteed chance of hitting the planet. After the government fails to listen to their pleas, they head on a media tour to warn the world. However, politics stand in the way of scientific proof.

Lawrence and DiCaprio lead the charge in Don’t Look Up alongside a stellar cast. Their co-stars include Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, among others. The big cast list works into the movie’s overall social commentary.

Jennifer Lawrence was ‘in absolute misery’ filming with Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet

Lawrence appeared as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss Don’t Look Up. He asked her about one particular scene she shared with DiCaprio and Chalamet. The sequence in question takes place in a car with DiCaprio driving, listening to the radio, and explaining the song to Lawrence and Chalamet.

“It was the most annoying day in my life,” Lawrence said. “They drove me crazy that day.”

“I don’t know what it was,” Lawrence said. “Timothée was just excited to be out of the house. I think it was, like, his first scene. And Leo had picked the song that was playing in the car and was just, like, ‘You know, this song was about, you know, blah, blah, blah.'”

Lawrence concluded about the Don’t Look Up scene: “I just remember being in absolute misery that day. It was hell.”

‘Don’t Look Up’ awards buzz

Don’t Look Up is coming out right in time to be on awards show voters’ minds along with big names such as Lawrence and DiCaprio. McKay is no stranger to the Academy Awards since his The Big Short screenplay earned him an Oscar. His newest movie is very timely given the political conversation that he made even “crazier” to accommodate real-life events with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and Donald Trump. However, some critics wonder if Don’t Look Up is focused a bit too much on comedy for awards voters to go for it.

Don’t Look Up hits theaters Dec. 10 and will stream on Netflix starting Dec. 24.

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