Jennifer Lawrence on No Hard Feelings: ‘It really is hard to make a comedy where you’re not offending people’

In No Hard Feelings, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a broke Uber driver who responds to an advert from parents looking for a woman to date – and sleep with – their introverted teenage son. Here she tells Sky News why it was a script she couldn’t turn down.

Jennifer Lawrence became a household name after being cast as lead character Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games films.

She went on to become at one point the highest paid actress in the world, with an awards collection including an Oscar, BAFTA and multiple Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe trophies.

In No Hard Feelings, she plays Maddie, a broke Uber driver who responds to an advert from two parents looking for a woman to date – and sleep with – their introverted teenage son.

While it’s rated a 15 in the UK, the film is an R in the US – which means anyone under the age of 17 would need to be accompanied by an adult to see it in the cinema – and is being billed as the return of R rated comedies to theatres.

Lawrence told Sky News she thinks the world needs comedy at the moment – and if audiences find some of the content offensive, then maybe that’s a good thing.

“I think it’s time for just a good old-fashioned laugh,” she said. “And it really is hard to make a comedy where you’re not offending people. Everybody in some sense will be offended by this film – you’re welcome.”