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Jennifer Lawrence promoting Red Sparrow in 2018. Credit: MTV International (CC BY 3.0)
To audition for the first X-Men film, Jennifer Lawrence had to travel to London. This posed a minor problem.

"My passport was expiring in under six months, which apparently you are not supposed to travel," she later recalled. "So they [producers] were like, 'Whatever you do, don't tell them that you're here for work, because they'll ask for a work visa. Say you're here for pleasure.' And I'm like, 'Oh my good god, I have to lie to a customs officer.'

"So I'm working myself up so much through the line. I'm like, 'Okay, I just have to have a backstory & I have to believe it.' And so I get there and he was like, 'Business or pleasure?' And I was like, 'Pleasure.' 'What are you doing for pleasure?' 'My brother's getting married.' 'And where is he getting married?' 'Wimbledon.' 'Is he American?' 'Yes.' 'Do you have an invitation?' 'No.' 'Are you telling the truth?' 'No! No, I'm here for work & I don't have a work visa & my passport expires, and I'm not even supposed to be here.'

"And then I had to sit in a tiny little jail, for like five hours, while they called my employer. I felt tiny."

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