Lawrence revealed that during the press tour for the film "mother!" with her then-boyfriend and director Darren Aronofsky, she was desperately looking for a "change in the subject". Photograph: (Twitter)
The actress had a tough time playing the titular role in 'mother!' along with dating the director of the film
Hollywood actors Adam Sandler and Jennifer Lawrence came together recently as part of the "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" series where the two got talking about loving a film dearly, hating it when receiving bad reviews and living through the character of a film recently finished.
While talking with each other, Lawrence revealed that during the press tour for the film "mother!" with her then-boyfriend and director Darren Aronofsky, she was desperately looking for a "change in the subject".
She was in the centre of talks around the film-- something that became too difficult to be dealt with.
She said, "I'd come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie," she said. "He comes back from the tour, and that’s all he wants to talk about. I get it; it's his baby. He wrote it; he conceived it; he directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be supportive partner while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about "mother!" for one second.'"
When it was enough, she told Aronofsky to stop reading the mixed reviews as they made her too defensive.
She told Sandler, "Especially because it's my man. I don’t want to sound in an interview that I'm defending what we’re doing in any way. It's awesome, what we did. The people who hate it really hate it. But it's nothing that needs to be defended. If I read a negative."
Lawrence revealed how it became difficult to promote the film amidst mixed reactions. She said, "Normally, I promote a movie, you put the work into promoting it, ask people to go see it, and then it’s just kind of out of your hands. I normally just kind of let it go. Dating the director was different because we’d be on the tour together."
Darren Aronofsky's "mother!", a trippy psychological drama has now become one of the year's most polarizing films.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the titular mother, whose drive at the beginning of the movie is to make sure that her husband, played by Javier Bardem (referred to as "Him") starts writing his world-shifting poetry once again.
Towards the promotion of the film, it turned out to be something like Lawrence was happy to do on-screen but less and less thrilled about in real life.
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have recently split up as a couple.