After being left devastated back in August when private nude images were leaked from her iCloud account, Jennifer Lawrence has no doubt been vigilant about her personal privacy.
The actress was one of around 100 celebrities affected by a scandal known as "The Fappening" which began when hackers published intimate nude photos online after illegally obtaining them through the victims' iCloud accounts. Though many celebs were quick to deny the photos of them were real, Jennifer's rep was one of the few who did confirm their authenticity.
The actress has since spoken about out the hacking, saying, "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.”
In what must have been a difficult decision, Jennifer has now taken part in her first ever nude photoshoot for Vanity Fair magazine, giving a proper two fingers up to the hackers who invaded her privacy.
In the image released on Vanity Fair's Instagram, the actress poses seductively with a boa constrictor draped across her body:
Gorgeous! The image was captioned, "Girl Meets Boa: #JenniferLawrence, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vanity Fair. Pick up the March 2015 issue for the full Spotlight."
It turns out the photos were actually taken in late July of last year, just a month before the hacking scandal emerged, but we can understand why both Jennifer and Vanity Fair would wait until now to publish them.
The photo was inspired by the 1981 Vogue portrait of Nastassja Kinski, shot by legendary photographer Richard Avedon.
Speaking about the modern revamp of the daring image, Vanity Fair's style director Jessica Diehl said that Jen was the perfect choice for the shoot. "Jennifer has the perfect combination of strength, sexuality and humor, and, above all, tomboy to pull this off," she said. We agree!
Though she looks cool as a cucumber in the photo, Vanity Fair did note that the actress became "uncomfortable when the snake took a fancy to her neck." Eh, we don't blame her…