Jennifer Lawrence contributed to the box office success of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in May, but the latest round of her nude photos to hit 4Chan and Reddit Sunday has sparked rumors that she may be at risk of losing the "X-Men" franchise. Despite speculation that Lawrence, 24, could be fired from playing Raven/Mystique in a future installment because of her involuntary involvement in the latest Fappening scandal, HollywoodLife.com is reporting that the Oscar-winner’s role is not in jeopardy.
“Jennifer’s role in the future 'X-Men' films will not be affected at all over the photo leak,” an insider close the superhero franchise told the site Sunday. “People close to the film are aware things like this happen, and it shouldn’t do anything to her role because she never did it on purpose.”
Insiders report that Lawrence, who is set to reprise her role in the next installment, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in 2016, is also safe because of the sexual abuse allegations that plagued "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer. “How would it look if they got rid of her after keeping Bryan Singer around after his scandal?” said the source, referring to an accuser’s now-dropped lawsuit that alleged Singer had molested a male minor in 1999.
Sixty nude photos of Lawrence were released released on 4Chan Sunday, less than one month after the first round of her illegally obtained nudes were leaked. The latest scandal has been deemed by hackers as "The Fappening Part 2." At least one of the images reportedly showed Lawrence posing in her "X-Men" Mystique makeup. She was just one of dozens of female celebrities to have her photos hacked.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” a spokesperson for Lawrence said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter last month after the first nude images were published. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” Lawrence has yet to personally speak out about the leak.
The FBI opened an investigation after the first incident. No arrests have been made.