Jennifer Lawrence Describes Terrifying Moments Before Her Plane Nearly Crashed

Jennifer Lawrence almost died, and that is a fact. The actress revealed in an interview that all she could do was start praying to God before her plane nearly crashed 

By Ingrid Mateos

- November 22 , 2021 - 14:01 hs
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Jennifer Lawrence (AP)

Whether you travel a lot or not, you have to agree that flying will always leave you with a little bit of uncertainty and even fear because you are not touching earth. Sometimes it goes as smoothly as one should expect but other times it really is a risky situation and unfortunately, that is what happened to Jennifer Lawrence.

The actress, who you might remember for her films like 'Red Sparrow' or 'The Hunger Games' franchise, had a bit of a difficult situation when traveling in a private plane. At the time this happened, many outlets revealed that Jennifer Lawrence almost died because her private plane nearly crashed after the two engines stopped working. The flight was heading to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey from Louisville, Kentucky but instead had to land in Buffalo.

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The incident happened in 2017 but it until now that Jennifer Lawrence speaks about it. During an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress, who is currently expecting her first child, revealed that she thought she was going to die but that she actually deserved it because she flew in a private plane.

“We were all just going to die,” she said. “I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, ‘I’ve had a great life, I’m sorry.’” the actress shared explaining why she started apologizing to everyone in her mind “I just felt guilty,” Lawrence explained, “Everybody was going to be so bummed. And, oh, God, my dog Pippi was on my lap, that was the worst part. Here’s this little thing who didn’t ask to be a part of any of this.”

The actress also revealed that despite she does not pray often, she started asking a higher force for her well-being. “I started praying. Not to the specific God I grew up with because he was terrifying and a very judgmental guy,” she recalled. “But I thought, Oh, my God, maybe we’ll survive this? I’ll be a burn victim, this will be painful, but maybe we’ll live.”

Jennifer Lawrence's fans know that the actress is hilarious no matter why, this meaning that despite she was in danger and with a high possibility of dying, she joked about the situation. “‘Please, Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair. Wrap me in your hair-loving arms. Please don’t let me go bald,'” she admitted thinking.

This is the first time that Jennifer Lawrence speaks what were her thoughts at the moment she was informed that the engines failed, however, she has spoken in the past that since the accident she suffers PSTD and anxiety when flying.

In fact, there was an awkward situation when back in 2017 she started screaming that the plane was going to crash. You know when they hit an air pocket and it feels like you’re falling? I did it on a night flight one time: 'We're going down! It's coming down!'" she revealed to ET.

Later, she tried to jump out of an Air France flight. "I can't believe I didn't get arrested," she said. "I got really claustrophobic and I had to get out." Understandable, if you think about what she has been through.

Anyway, it seems that she finally found out the solution to handle her anxiety and that is Disney movies. “Thank you, Emma Watson, for 'Beauty and the Beast.' I’ve seen it six or seven times. If anybody has any questions about it, come to me,” Lawrence said in another interview with Vanity Fair.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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