Jennifer Lawrence admits she voted Republican before Trump was elected

22 October 2020, 14:54

By Katie Louise Smith

"When Donald Trump got elected that just changed everything."

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about her past political preferences, revealing that she used to be Republican.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Jennifer Lawrence but now, she has returned. The Hunger Games actress was a guest on a recent episode of the Absolutely Not podcast with comedian Heather McMahan where she discussed everything from winning an Oscar – and falling over at the Oscars – to politics.

Jennifer, who grew up in Kentucky, explained how she came from a Republican household and was shaped by their political views. In 2008, she first voted (for the first time) for John McCain, who ultimately lost to Barack Obama. However, her views soon changed after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

Jennifer Lawrence reveals she voted for John McCain in 2008
Jennifer Lawrence reveals she voted for John McCain in 2008. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Dior

Speaking on the podcast, Jennifer said: “It’s extremely hard to talk about politics, you don’t want to, I’m an actor, I want everybody to see my movies.

“I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican. I was fortunate to grow up in a Republican house where I could see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies and I could also see the social issues weren’t in line with my views.

“Then for me when Donald Trump got elected that just changed everything.”

She continued: “This is an impeached president who has broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand. I just don’t give a fuck, I guess that is the bottom line, I just don’t think it’s right, it just changes things for me.”

Jennifer also revealed that she will be voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election in a new interview with V Magazine.

She said: “Voting is the foundation of our democracy and our freedom. And I would consider this upcoming election the most consequential of our lifetime. I’m voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this year because Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America.

"He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being.”