Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair: Jennifer Lawrence tells how she almost died
Eva Deschamps / November 25, 2021
On the sidelines of the promotion of the film Don't Look Up: Cosmic Denial, the American actress, Jennifer Lawrence, was interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine. During this interview, she confided on an event that marked her life. In 2017, while finishing the filming of the movie Mother!, the young woman boarded a private plane from the airport in Louisville, Kentucky. Once in the air, a loud noise is heard and two men are called into the cockpit. She quickly learned that one of the plane's engines had failed. A situation that leads the pilots to initiate an emergency landing. My skeleton will be all that will remain in the seat, says the actress who sees her last moments coming.
Moments later, the second engine failed. We were all going to die, says Jennifer Lawrence. For her, the end seemed inevitable. She then decided to record voice messages on her smartphone for her family. I had a great life, I'm sorry, she reportedly said. As the plane neared the ground, the actress spotted the runway swarming with fire trucks and ambulances. I started to pray. Not the specific God I grew up with, because he was terrifying and I found him very judgmental. But I thought, 'Oh, my God, maybe we'll survive this? ' I'll get burned, it'll be painful, but maybe we'll survive, she continues. As if to de-dramatize her story, she finally makes a joke. Please, Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair, she mimics wryly. Wrap me in your hair-loving arms. Don't let me go bald, she explains.
Her prayers were answered. All the passengers were unharmed but the actress had some difficulties to recover from her emotions. While she had to take a second plane back to New York and was still in shock, she had to take a very large pill and several mini bottles of rum. An experience she will not forget immediately. Flying is horrible and I have to do it all the time, she concludes.