In an interview given to US Voguethe star of The Hunger Games evokes the birth of her first child and delivers an unfiltered testimony.
Jennifer Lawrence and husband Cooke Maroney welcomed a baby boy in February, but so far the couple have not released the newborn’s gender, name or birth details. It is now done. In an interview for the October issue of US Vogue the 32-year-old actress confirms having given birth to a little boy named Cy, before confiding at length on the event that shook up her life and her beliefs.
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“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood”
Behind this unusual name hides a reference to the American post-war painter Cy Twombly, one of Cooke Maroney’s favorite artists, professional gallery ownerreveals Jennifer Lawrence.
If this information seems trivial for some, the star of The Hunger Games admits having struggled to flaunt the behind-the-scenes surrounding her pregnancy and childbirth. “It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it’s so different for everyone, she explains. If I say, ‘It was great from the start,’ some people are going to think, ‘It wasn’t great for me from the start,’ and feel bad.”
Jennifer Lawrence also admits to having been impatient to know that famous maternal instinct. A haste mixed with several fears, in particular that of not succeeding in creating a bond with her baby. Fortunately, the actress was able to count on those around her to reassure her. “(My friends) said to me, ‘It’s scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away. So I felt prepared to be indulgent,’ he summed up. -she.
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Love, nothing but love
Finally, Jennifer Lawrence declares that she was very quickly overwhelmed by a flood of love. “The morning after giving birth, I felt like my whole life had started again. Like it was the first day of my life. I stared at him. I was so in love,” she recalls. Before adding, with a touch of irony: “I also fell in love with all the babies around the world. Newborns are so amazing. They are pink, puffy, fragile little survivors.”
For now, this honeymoon does not seem to be over yet. “My heart stretched to a point that I did not know. I include my husband there, ”she underlines. The latter also told, always with humor, that she had developed a list of inspirational quotes that she wanted her husband to tell her on the day of childbirth, but when the time came, everything would have gone out the window.
Two previous miscarriages
Beyond this bubble of happiness, Jennifer Lawrence says she has been affected in recent months by American news and the threat of the right to abortion. All this brought back painful memories for the actress. The latter recounts having experienced two miscarriages. The first would have taken place in her twenties, before she could have an abortion, and the second occurred more recently, in early 2021, during the filming of Don’t Look Upwhen she wanted to start a family.
The actress admits that it seems difficult to her to imagine that young women with few options are today forced into unwanted pregnancies. “I remember thinking about it a million times during my pregnancy,” she says. I thought about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very lucky pregnancy. But every second of my life was different. And it sometimes came to my mind: “What if I was forced to do this?”