Jennifer Lawrence made her comeback on this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) red carpet wearing her sheer off-the-shoulder black gown that featured crisscrossed laces with a frayed neckline and bell sleeves.
The 32-year-old actress was on a sabbatical when she was offered a script that talks about a wounded US Army engineer with a complicated relationship with her mother as she returns from Afghanistan.
Upon reading the script for Causeway which was then entitled Red, White, and Water, the hunger games actress was convinced to make a comeback.
“I was very clear that I didn’t want to work, and then somehow it landed on my desk, and I just had this sense of urgency, like ‘let’s make it, let’s do this,” she said during Toronto International Film Festival.
The indie movie is character-driven and it follows Lynsey, a military engineer as she returns to her mother’s home in New Orleans; it is also Lawrence’s fledgling production company’s first production.
“It was wonderful to be able to talk to the amazing men and women who have served, to try to get some more information and background,” she also stated during the red-carpet interview.
“Something about this woman who has been through so much, and is suffering from this invisible injury, and trying to rebuild her home and where she belongs. There was something that deeply connected with me,” the star continued.
The Oscar-winning actress revealed that she also drew inspiration from her complicated relationship with her mother.
“I have complications in my childhood just like everybody else does,” she also said.
Lawrence also filmed and promoted Don’t Look Up during filming delays.
Meanwhile, she gave birth earlier this year to her son Cy.
“Oh God, everything changes after you become a mom!” the new mother stated.
In the film, Lynsey builds an unlikely friendship with James, an auto repair worker played by Brian Tyree Henry.
While it was Jennifer Lawrence’s comeback that made headlines, Linda Emond, Brian Tyree Henry, Director Lila Neugebauer, and Justine Ciarrocchi also attended the Film’s premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
“This film is an excavation of how we begin to process, how we manage, how we actually change, how we start to connect again,” the director Lila Neugebauer said as she makes her film debut.
“Both Jen and Brian connect so deeply with their characters on this film, as actors and as human beings,” she continued.