Jennifer Lawrence: Adele Warned Me ‘Passengers’ Would Flop

Jennifer Lawrence revealed in a new interview with The New York Times than none other than Adele warned her not to star in “Passengers,” the 2016 romantic space drama starring Chris Pratt and directed by “The Imitation Game” filmmaker Morten Tyldum. The film is one of Lawrence’s most notorious critical bombshells with a 30% Rotten Tomatoes score. Lawrence cited “Passengers” as a film from her post-“Hunger Games” career where she felt her fans’ dismay at her career.

“I was like, ‘Oh no, you’re here because I’m here, and I’m here because you’re here. Wait, who decided this was a good movie?’ “Lawrence told The Times.

Which movie left her rethinking her choices? “‘Passengers,’ I guess,” Lawrence said. “Adele told me not to! She was like, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to him.

“Passengers” stars Lawrence and Pratt as two hibernating people aboard a spaceship that transports thousands to a colony 60 light years from Earth. The story centers on the two characters’ relationship after they mistakenly wake up 90 years too early from their destination. Lawrence has often cited “Passengers” as a career problem.

“I wasn’t pumping the quality I should have,” Lawrence said vanity lounge in 2021 on films like “Passengers” which caused her to step away from the spotlight. “I just think everyone was fed up with me. I was fed up with myself. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked on a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?’ »

Lawrence continued, “I think I’ve been making people happy for most of my life. Working made me feel like no one could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we do. Nobody is crazy. And then I felt like I had reached a point where people were no longer happy just with my existence. So it kind of shook me to think that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul.

After taking a hiatus from acting, Lawrence returned to the screen last year in Adam McKay’s Netflix satire “Don’t Look Up.” She next stars in the intimate drama “Causeway,” which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and premiered Nov. 4 on Apple TV+.

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