“I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused.And I’m never confused with him.”Lawrence and Aronofsky do seem like opposites in some ways, and there’s the age difference, but the partnership clearly appears to be working.
Lawrence’s real home “broke” while she was away—a madcap story involving crystals and . “And I was like, ‘Please get rid of these; I don’t want people to come over here and think I’m a crystal person.’ ”“But everyone told me, ‘You can’t do that. You have to have the crystal lady who put them in move them. Lawrence praises Grande’s take as “spot-fucking-on”—even if she takes issue with the notion that she’s ever described herself as a “regular person.”“That’s what other people have said,” she says.
well, let Lawrence tell it:“When I first moved in, the house was crystalled out—crystals everywhere, and geodes,” she explains. “You can’t go wrong being yourself, as cheesy as that might sound.”Lawrence’s normality is one of her signatures, so much so that the singer Ariana Grande spoofed it on a “Celebrity Family Feud” sketch with an impression (“They told me not to do a game show, but I was like, ‘Screw it, I can have fun, I’m a regular person’ ”).
But if asked, Lawrence will give a respectably straight answer on, say, her 2016 sci-fi film , which was a box-office success despite a thumping from critics—she’s proud of it but agrees with those who suggested the film would have benefited from a reedit and started with her character waking up.
“I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it,” she says. There was just stuff that I wished I’d looked into deeper before jumping on.”Then there’s Lawrence’s pithy reaction to her sole celebrity dustup (if you can call it a dustup) from the past year, when she was videotaped—somebody alert Interpol—pole dancing at a birthday party in Vienna, Austria. I’m on the phone with my lawyers, and everybody’s like, ‘Is there anything we need to know before it comes out?
“To get it from the biggest actors in the world is really, really hard.
It was an amazing luxury to have that much time.”Lawrence admits she wasn’t a rehearsal person before making but says that the process made her the most “in tune” she’s ever been with a character. She’s truly committed to go as far as needed.”“I hate talking about acting because it’s so hard to talk about it without sounding like a douche,” Lawrence says in her ever-Lawrence way. I didn’t know if I’d be able to come out OK.”One moment during filming got so intense, Lawrence says, that she hyperventilated and dislocated a rib. “I have oxygen tubes in my nostrils, and Darren’s like, ‘It was out of focus; we’ve got to do it again.’ And I was just like, ‘Go fuck yourself.’ ”Wanting to protect Lawrence’s well-being amid that darkness, some of the crew assembled a “Kardashian tent” for the actress off set—a refuge where she could get away from the work and decompress with her chatty friends from reality TV.“I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it.Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it? I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”This is now an insta-judgment Instagram world, of course.I think it’s going to be the kind of film that people argue about at dinner parties for months, if not years. A celebrated director (] works as a truthful, realistic relationship movie . At the moment, only a handful of people have seen the film, and Aronofsky is cautious about saying anything revealing.I also can’t believe I took Lawrence to a sensory-deprivation tank after she saw it. “Different people will see it different ways, and I’m always inspired by films you remember and are still talking about a few days later.”After writing the script in a flurry—five days, he says—Aronofsky was thrilled to get Lawrence for the part, considering her hectic schedule and the fact that would begin with three months of rehearsals in a Brooklyn warehouse involving the primary cast, which besides Lawrence and Pfeiffer includes Javier Bardem and Ed Harris.“To get that type of commitment from an actor is hard,” he says. And then my fucking house flooded.”“I hate crystals,” Lawrence says. There’s not much evidence Lawrence is living here, other than an oil painting of her dog, Pippi, over the fireplace. ) who falls in love with a CIA agent played by Joel Edgerton.