Jennifer Lawrence’s return is already an adventure
In a New York Times profile, Jennifer Lawrence revealed her regrets about the past and her plans for the future – which no longer include the role of Elizabeth Holmes.
Everyone’s favourite awkward Oscar winner is back in the spotlight after making herself scarce for a few years. While promoting her latest film Causeway, Jennifer Lawrence opened up to The New York Times about her time away from the spotlight, revealing the films she wishes she had passed up and what’s in store for her in the future.
In the article, Jennifer Lawrence recounts the famous night she spent at Pieces, a gay bar in the West Village, with Adele. The two stars had fun with the customers, played drinking games and did karaoke together. Years earlier, the singer had given the actress a piece of advice she wished she had followed: don’t make her 2016 sci-fi film Passengers. “Adele told me not to do it,” Lawrence said of the critical flop, which saw her star alongside Chris Pratt as two people in hibernation aboard a spaceship. “She said, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to her.”
“I let myself get sidetracked”
In Vanity Fair, Lawrence admitted last year that there was a period in her career when she “wasn’t producing the quality that [she] should have”: “I just think everyone was tired of me,” she said. I just think everyone was tired of me,” she said. “I was tired of me. I got to the point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, people wondered why I didn’t run away.”
In the New York Times, Lawrence returned to her feelings of overexposure during the time she appeared in Passengers, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! (2017), and Red Sparrow (2018). She spoke candidly about issues with her team at the time, who she said turned her away from small independent projects like Causeway for fear that they wouldn’t connect with the audience she had built with franchises like The Hunger Games. “I allowed myself to be turned away,” she said. In August 2018, she left her agency, CAA, after 10 years.
“I feel old as mould”
When asked about the upcoming Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of the Snake and the Songbird, which will star West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler , Jennifer Lawrence said, “I feel old as mold. I remember being 21 and thinking, ‘Oh my God, one day they’re going to do it again. But I’ll be so old by then!” As for what’s next on her schedule, the actress highlighted the projects she will be producing with her production company Excellent Cadaver and starring in: the comedy No Hard Feelings with Broadway actor Andrew Barth Feldman; Die, My Love, an adaptation of Ariana Harwicz’s novel to be directed by Lynne Ramsay; and a biopic of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers.
The NYT article does not mention the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is no longer involved in Bad Blood, the film adaptation of the best-selling book detailing the rise and fall of entrepreneur and fraudster, Elizabeth Holmes. According to a tweet from journalist Kyle Buchanan, the actress dropped out of the project after seeing Amanda Seyfried play her Emmy Award-winning role in the Hulu miniseries The Dropout. “I thought she was great,” Lawrence said. “I thought, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to do this again. She did.”