Jennifer Lawrence found her photo hacking scandal ''unbelievably violating''.

The 27-year-old actress had her world turned upside down when personal photos were stolen from her phone during a hacking scandal in 2014, and although the event took place three years ago, the star admits she is still ''processing'' what happened.

She said: ''When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put it into words. I think that I'm still actually processing it.

''And, I don't know, I feel like I got gang-banged by the f***ing planet - like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.''

The 'Passengers' star didn't sue those responsible for leaking her pictures - which were intended for her then-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult - to the world, and she admits her reason for not taking legal action is because she wanted to ''heal'', as she didn't feel suing people would ''bring her peace''.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast, she said: ''None of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and Nic, the person that they were intended for. It wasn't gonna bring any of that back. So I wasn't interested in suing everybody; I was just interested in healing. I think, like, a year and a half ago, somebody said something to me about how I was 'a good role model for girls,' and I had to go into the bathroom and sob because I felt like an imposter - I felt like, 'I can't believe somebody still feels that way after what happened.' It's so many different things to process when you've been violated like that.''