Just along for the ride! Jennifer Lawrence has led blockbuster franchises and has a mantle full of trophies, but she knows her career hasn’t been without a few bumps in the road.
The star, 32, opened up about one of her most major movie misses in a new profile for the New York Times, published Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. There, she admitted that her 2016 sci-fi flick Passengers could have been avoided — if she listened to her friend’s advice.
Looking back on the Chris Pratt project, the Causeway starlet told NYT, “Adele told me not to do it! She was like, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to her.”
Jennifer came into the project as a huge star following the success of The Hunger Games, so the expectations — and budgets — were high. Billed as an A-lister-driven sci-fi rom-com dramedy, Passengers just didn’t take off. A global haul of $300 million was measured as a modest success, based on the feature’s rumored $100 to $150 million budget.
It fared far worse on the critical side, however, with Rotten Tomatoes stamping the film with a feeble 33%. The consensus? J. Law and Chris’ chemistry just couldn’t make up for a troubled script. (The film did earn a few Oscar nods for its technical achievements. Passengers was nominated for Best Original Score and Best Production Design at the (the 89th Academy Awards.)
The Mother! The actress admitted that Passengers prompted her on-screen sabbatical during an interview with Vanity Fair in 2021. “I was not pumping out the quality that I should have,” she confessed. “I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right.
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