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For some, flying is a rare treat - the chance to travel to sunnier shores, be taken care of by friendly staff and perhaps indulge in a movie or two.

Other people however, struggle with being cooped up in a metal cannister for hours on end, at the mercy of the changing viscosity and density of air that causes turbulence.

Anxieties like these are perfectly natural, and people for the most part cope with them by having a little drink, chatting to the person next to them or simply praying to whichever deity they follow.

This week though, we've discovered that actress Jennifer Lawrence has a slightly more unorthodox method of coping with airline related stresses.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about her latest movie mother!, the topic of conversation eventually moved onto plane and flight anxiety. Lawrence explained:

I’ve recently had problems with plane anxiety and it’s really similar. I’m not afraid of the airplane, I’m afraid of me on the airplane and losing control of myself.

EW's Sara Vilkomerson replies that she too struggles with flights, revealing that sometimes she'll just "stand up mid-flight and scream, 'We're all going down!"

Lawrence confessed she's done exactly the same thing:

You know when they hit an air pocket and it feels like you’re falling? I did it on a night flight one time: “We’re going down! It’s coming down!”

Later adding:

I tried to jump out of an Air France flight once. I can’t believe I didn’t get arrested. I got really claustrophobic and I had to get out.

Moral of the story, if you see Jennifer Lawrence on your flight - be kind and understanding, and maybe suggest something from the drinks trolly... That helps me out anyway.

HT NY Mag / Vulture

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