Premiere for Don’t Look Up Is One of the Most Star-Studded Ever

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Premiere for Don’t Look Up Is One of the Most Star-Studded Ever

 

From left to right, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill,

 

The premiere for upcoming blockbuster Don’t Look Up was one of the most star-studded ever with a host of big names starring in the anticipated film.

On Sunday night, the cast of Don’t Look Up took to the red carpet for the premiere in New York City ahead of the release of the film on December 10 in the UK and US.

Stealing the show on the carpet was Jennifer Lawrence who plays one of the lead roles, and stunned in a floor-length, sparkly gold Dior gown.

Lawrence is currently pregnant with her first child with husband, Cooke Maroney, and said earlier this month that she is very “grateful and excited” to become a mum.

The 31-year-old actress is a big Hollywood name and an Academy Award winner, having won an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013.

The star is also well known for her roles in The Hunger Games franchise, the X-Men films and American Hustle.

Lawrence stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up as an astronomy student who, alongside her professor (played by DiCaprio), discover a comet heading directly towards earth.

 

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Together the pair have to convince the world that the comet could destroy the Earth and must be diverted – a message which keeps falling on death ears.

The film is pegged to be a metaphor for the current climate crisis that is troubling scientists and climate activists across the globe.

The climate crisis was at the forefront for the cast and crew of Don’t Look Up at the film’s world premiere on Sunday.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam McKay said: “This is now. Right this second, the liveable atmosphere is collapsing. We’re literally living in the movie. And if we don’t take immediate action, billions of people are going to die and we’re going to see this civilisation collapse.”

 

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Though the Netflix film alludes to climate change throughout, it never directly addresses it, instead focusing on an extinction-level comet in a similar fashion to many disaster movies before it.

But it is clear that the climate crisis is what influenced the idea and tone behind the upcoming film, and the team were keen to make that known.

“This is a warning bell of sorts of what happens if you don’t pay attention to the science,” producer Kevin Messick said. “You can’t give up hope. I think whether it’s the action that you take as a parent or as a family or as a member of the community, the action that you take at the ballot box with the people that we elect, the action that you take as a global citizen, that’s what it’s gonna take.

“It’s gonna take global action from people who care and who believe that the comet’s coming.”

Lead actor DiCaprio has previously been incredibly vocal about the urgency of climate change and has publicly advocated for legislation changes, and has made a documentary on the crisis.

“It’s really hard to reinvent the wheel as far as articulating the science of the climate crisis,” DiCaprio told reporters on the carpet. “What [McKay] did here was he created a sense of urgency, and we all wanted to be a part of a movie that, from an artistic standpoint, shifted the paradigm and made us start having conversations.”

Don’t Look Up also features some other big stars including Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry, with singers Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi also featuring.

Jonah Hill plays a big role in the film, portraying the son of the American president (played by Streep).

Hill recently got a new tattoo celebrating body positivity and wore matching suits with his girlfriend Sarah Brady at the premiere.

So far critical reception of the comedic disaster film have been positive, with IndieWire calling it “a dead serious and hilarious end of the world comedy.”

Don’t Look Up hits the theatres on Friday and is available for streaming on Netflix from December 24.

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