Jennifer Lawrence says negative Mother! reviews ended relationship with Darren Aronofsky

  • 29/11/2017

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken about her break up from director Darren Aronofsky for the first time, blaming it on negative reviews for their film Mother! 

In a new interview as part of Variety's 'Actors On Actors' series, the Silver Linings Playbook star told actor Adam Sandler that trying to maintain "double duty" as supportive girlfriend and sounding board was the nail in the coffin for her relationship with Aronofsky.  

"We'd be on the tour together," she recounted. "I'd come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie. 

"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?'"

Lawrence said Aronofsky insisted on reading her the bad reviews, something she no longer does, because it's "not healthy".

The movie was panned by many critics - Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty called it "naval gazing" and "exasperating", while The Observer's Rex Reed said Aronofsky " jerrybuilt an absurd Freudian nightmare that is more wet dream than bad dream, with the subtlety of a chainsaw".

Lawrence and Aronofsky's split became public last week, but they are believed to have parted ways about a month ago.  

In the same interview, Lawrence also touched on her relationship with fans, saying she often acts "incredibly rude" when they approach her out in public. 

"Once I enter a public place, I become incredibly rude," Lawrence said. "I turn into a huge a-hole.

"That's my only way of defending myself." 

She added that she'll wag her finger at someone, if they approach her table at a restaurant and she'll say "no" if they ask for a picture.

"You know what sometimes I do? I go, 'It's my day off'. Like, if it's Sunday, I'm like, 'It's Sunday, I'm not working today'," she added.