Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence said Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath,” and insinuated that the wrath was towards the citizens of the United States for electing Donald Trump and refusing to believe in climate change.
Lawrence was promoting her new drama, “Mother!” on British network Channel 4 on Wednesday, where she discussed an array of topics that inevitably extended into social issues such as the gender pay gap and Trump.
The interviewer asked Lawrence how she felt about the “end-of-the-days” feeling that seems to pervade citizens looking at chaotic happenings in international politics. He said that when adding the real-life threat of hurricanes to the mix, the eerie feeling becomes amplified.
“It’s scary,” Lawrence replied when asked about how she feels about America. “You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”
The interview steered things toward the election of Trump, at which Lawrence promptly suggested hurricanes are directing their wrath.
“You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath,” Lawrence said.
She called the topics of Trump and US politics “really polarizing and upsetting.”
She added: “You know, I’ve heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick, and it’s just really confusing.”
Asked if she found Trump confusing, Lawrence said not really. “I don’t find him confusing. I think I know exactly what he is.”
When Trump launched his campaign in 2015, Lawrence said if he were elected, it would “be the end of the world,” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
He remarks about Trump begin at the 12 minute mark in the video below:
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