It’s all about Cy!
Six months after giving birth to her son, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, 32, opens up about Vogue’s October’s cover story about becoming a mom and how it changed her life—and worldviews—forever.
“I mean Cy’s euphoria is fair — Jesus, it’s impossible,” he proclaimed. “I always tell him, I love you so much it’s impossible.“
The Causeway The star shares baby Cy with husband Cooke Maroney, 38.
“My heart has been stretched to a capacity I did not know,” he continued. “That includes my husband. And then they’re both just, like, out there — walking, crossing streets. Will do I’m driving one day. It will be a stupid teenager and be behind the wheel of a car. And I’ll be like, Good night! You know? Like who sleeps;“
However, while being a parent has brought plenty of joy to the actress’ life, she had been worried about how her love would play out after giving birth.
“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Just because it’s so different for everyone,” Mr Don’t look up the star explained. “If I say, ‘It was amazing from the beginning,’ some people will think, it wasn’t amazing for me at the beginning and I feel bad. Luckily I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, “This is scary. You may not connect immediately. You may not fall in love right away.” So I felt so ready to forgive. I remember walking with one of my best friends at about nine months and saying, “Everyone keeps saying I’m going to love my baby more than my cat. But this is not true. Maybe I’ll love him as much as my cat?”
Of course, all that worry went away the day Cy was born.
“The morning after I gave birth, it felt like my whole life had begun,” Lawrence shared. “Like, Now is the first day of my life. I just looked. I was so in love. I also fell in love with all the babies everywhere. Newborns are simple So awesome. They are these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.“
For Lawrence, who suffered two miscarriages before making the Cy, it’s been an uphill journey to get to this moment.
The actress got pregnant in her 20s and “one hundred percent intended” to have an abortion then, she explained. But before she could go, “I had a miscarriage by myself in Montreal,” she said. Years later, she had a second miscarriage while shooting Don’t look up and had to have a D&C (dilatation and curettage).
Motherhood, in turn, has ignited a new passion in Lawrence for issues that directly affect women and children — including the reversal Roe v. Wade and the ongoing debates about gun control and school safety as the number of school shootings continues to rise.
“I remember thinking about it a million times when I was pregnant,” she explained of the aftermath Roe. “I think about the things that were happening in my body. And I had a wonderful pregnancy. I had a very lucky pregnancy. But every second of my life was different. And it occurred to me sometimes: What if I was necessarily To do this?”
On the topic of gun reform, Lawrence expressed concern about how school shootings will affect her family in the future.
“I’m raising a little boy who will go to school one day,” she said. “Guns are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. And people still vote for politicians who receive money from the NRA. The hits my mind. So if Sandy Hook didn’t change anything? We as a nation have just gone, Okay! We allow it children to give their lives for our right in a second amendment written more than 200 years ago.”
Outside of politics, Lawrence says being a mom has also given her new insights into her own art.
“Art is most often about one’s mother,” he added. “I hesitate to say that because I would hate for anyone to go back and watch my movies, or watch this movie in particular, and think that’s how I’m portraying my mother. My mother is a wonderful person. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still things from my childhood that I deal with.”
Now this she is mom, star says it’s funny to think how Cy will look at her as she grows up.
“So many of my films in the past have been about my mother, my childhood,” explained the actor. “I wonder what will happen now that I will witness someone else’s childhood. And I wonder what he will talk about with his therapist. He wouldn’t put me down. He kisses me on the mouth. He asked me not to go to college.“
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