Jennifer Lawrence Indicates Her Parents Are Nazi Sympathizers

In a Vanity Fair interview, Jennifer Lawrence says her parents have no problem with white supremacy and nazis.

By Michileen Martin | Published

According to Jennifer Lawrence, her parents don’t have a whole lot of problems with Nazis. Even though the interview dates back to December when the actress was promoting Adam McKay‘s satire Don’t Look Up, her interview with Vanity Fair has resurfaced for some reason with particular attention being paid to what the star said about the ideological differences between her and her parents. Specifically, Lawrence expressed shock at the notion that she disagreed with her parents on things like “white supremacy” and “Nazis being the bad guys.”

The publication asked the actress–given that she was raised by “conservative Kentucky parents”–whether or not her family had forgiven her for her liberal leanings. Jennifer Lawrence said she didn’t know. When she was asked if she forgave “her roots,” that’s when she opened up about her parents’ alleged beliefs.

“No, there were certain things, in the Trump presidency, there are certain things that happened over the last five years that are unforgivable,” Jennifer Lawrence answered. “And it’s been wild. It’s wild to disagree on things you thought you would never…there’s no way we’re going to disagree on this in 2021.”

“White supremacy. Attacking the Capitol. Nazis being the bad guys. Or just, science.”

Unfortunately, in more recent interviews it’s become clear the divide between Jennifer Lawrence and her parents hasn’t gotten any better. In September, the subject came up in her interview with Vogue, and the actress was described as needing to pause occasionally because she was feeling understandably emotional about the subject. She told her interviewer she’s “tried to get over” it and has failed.

“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand,” Jennifer Lawrence said. “It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different.”

“I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families,” Jennifer Lawrence continued. “How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?”

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Jennifer Lawrence in Causeway (2022)

It can be difficult to imagine that this is the same Jennifer Lawrence who was so embarrassed by her mother and father’s doting over her–as noted at the time by The Hollywood Reporter–for her Silver Linings Playbook leading actress win at the 2013 SAG Awards.

Perhaps it’s because of the 2022 midterm elections votes still being counted that a story about Jennifer Lawrence’s split with her family has suddenly become more relevant. Things don’t seem any less divided than they were in 2016 with no signs of that changing any time soon.

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film project seems to likely be at least a little politically charged. In Apple TV+’s Causeway, she plays a soldier sent home to the states after suffering a traumatic brain injury while serving in Afghanistan. Causeway has been embraced by critics, with Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong) singled out for their performances.