×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jennifer Lawrence Responds to ‘Passengers’ Criticism: ‘I’m Disappointed in Myself’

The 2016 sci-fi film “Passengers” might have boasted two of the biggest stars on the planet — Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt — but that doesn’t mean it was immune to criticism.

Passengers” didn’t fare well with critics, who blasted the flawed plot. Pratt has previously admitted he was surprised by harsh reviews, and now in a recent interview with Vogue, Lawrence had a chance to reflect.

In the film, Lawrence and Pratt are among the 5,000 passengers in suspended animation on a ship taking a 120-year journey through space. Pratt’s character accidentally wakes up 90 years early, and endures a year alone before waking up Lawrence’s character. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman called the decision “a selfish and rather creepy act.” Though Lawrence said she’s proud of the film, which grossed over $300 million worldwide, she agreed with critics who said the movie should have started with her character waking up.

“I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it,” she said. “I thought the script was beautiful —  it was this tainted, complicated love story. It definitely wasn’t a failure. I’m not embarrassed by it by any means. There was just stuff that I wished I’d looked into deeper before jumping on.”

Luckily, Lawrence has other projects on her radar, including an upcoming film with comedian Amy Schumer where the two play “dysfunctional twins.” “We’re meeting with directors,” Lawrence said, adding, “It’s sad. Then funny.”

But before that, she’s taking on the cryptic horror movie “Mother!,” directed by Darren Aronofsky. Though there has been little released about the film, which opens Sept. 15, Lawrence said she “had to go to a darker place than I’ve ever been in my life.”

During one scene, Lawrence said it got so intense she hyperventilated and dislocated a rib. “I ended up getting on oxygen,” she said. “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 f— yourself.'”

The “Mother!” crew knew how to keep Lawrence’s spirits up, and they assembled a “Kardashian tent” where she could unwind and immerse herself in the world of reality TV.

“It was a tent that had pictures of the Kardashians and ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ playing on a loop—and gumballs,” Lawrence said. “My happy place.”

More Film

  • Corey Stoll Brian dArcy James

    'West Side Story' Remake Adds Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James as Cops

    Steven Spielberg has cast Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James as police officers in his movie adaptation of “West Side Story.” Stoll will take on the role of Lieutenant Schrank, the New York City detective charged with quelling civic unrest in his racially-torn precinct. James will play Sergeant Krupke, a veteran cop whose beat includes [...]

  • Alexander Dinelaris

    'Jekyll and Hyde' Movie in the Works Based on Broadway Musical

    The Broadway musical “Jekyll and Hyde” is getting the movie treatment from Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. Dinelaris, who is writing and producing the adaptation, won an Oscar for the “Birdman” script and was a co-producer on “The Revenant.” He is producing “Jekyll and Hyde” as the first project under his New York-based development company, [...]

  • Will Smith Bright - Japan premiere

    Three Six Zero Acquires Will Smith and Miguel Melendez's Westbrook Entertainment

    International entertainment and music management company Three Six Zero has acquired Westbrook Entertainment, the talent management company which represents Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Kenna and Crespo. “Bringing Miguel, his clients and his management team to Three Six Zero is an exciting next step on our journey to expand our entertainment [...]

  • Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper Joins, Focus Features Boards Jon Stewart's Political Comedy 'Irresistible'

    Focus Features is partnering with Plan B Entertainment to produce and distribute Jon Stewart’s political comedy “Irresistible,” with Chris Cooper joining stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne. Variety first reported in October that Stewart and Carell had boarded the project, with Stewart directing and producing with Plan B. Stewart has kept a low profile since [...]

  • Woody and Buzz Lightyear Hit the

    'Toy Story 4': Woody and Buzz Lightyear Hit the Road in New Trailer

    Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and a strange new toy named Forky have returned in the new trailer for “Toy Story 4” that sends the gang out on the road. Disney unveiled the footage Tuesday with Woody telling the other toys that Forky — a craft-project-turned-toy — is the most important toy to Bonnie. He [...]

  • Warner Bros. HQ LA

    Warner Bros. CFO Kim Williams Tapped for Interim Leadership Team (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. Entertainment is setting an interim leadership team to lead the Hollywood studio following the abrupt dismissal of CEO Kevin Tsujihara on Monday. As Variety first reported, the team will consist of Warner Bros. motion pictures group chairman Toby Emmerich and Warner Bros. television group president and CCO Peter Roth. It will also include [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content