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Jennifer Lawrence explains how losing a tooth became a ‘personal challenge’ on new film Don’t Look Up

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has told reporters of one of the hardest things about shooting her latest movie Don’t Look Up – losing a tooth.

Lawrence, speaking on the Netflix film’s red carpet in New York, explained she "lost a tooth pretty early in the filming", and because of the COVID pandemic, had to wait until "the end of the movie" to get it fixed.

The 31-year-old, who is currently expecting her first child, stars as astronomy student Kate Dibiasky alongside Dr Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), who together discover that a comet is hurtling towards Earth.

Speaking alongside Lawrence, DiCaprio added: "Talking to people with masks and shields all day… Usually, you know, from a creative perspective, you’re mixing it up with the cast and crew constantly, but we’re, you know, we’re completely isolated.

"But, like I said, it was an amazing opportunity to work during COVID, for all of us to work, and especially do a movie that was, you know, about us believing in the scientific community. That was the coolest part."

DiCaprio is known for his environmental credentials, and frequently talks about climate change and science. He even put in an unscheduled appearance at COP26 in Glasgow earlier this year.

The comedy also stars the likes of Mamma Mia star Meryl Streep, Dune actor Timothee Chalamet and Dunkirk’s Sir Mark Rylance, as well as pop-megastar Ariana Grande and rapper Kid Cudi.

Adam McKay, who is behind films such as Anchorman and Step Brothers, directs Don’t Look Up, and told reporters: "You know, honestly, I would much rather be making Step Brother movies for the next 20 years, but the world got so crazy.

"And, clearly, we’re living in a time of tectonic change. And very frightening times, especially when it comes to the climate.

"Yeah, it was just, you know, those early movies that I did with Will (Ferrell) were a delight. And there is some point of view to those movies, but it just felt like it didn’t make sense to keep making those movies.

"So, it’s not like I had some personal change. It was more that the world changed so radically that I, as a film-maker, you can’t ignore that."

Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t been seen on the big screen since appearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix in 2019, the same year we last saw DiCaprio in a film, in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Don’t Look Up opens in a handful of UK cinemas from 10 December and streams globally on Netflix from Christmas Eve.

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