Jennifer Lawrence told Darren Aronofsky he has "severe psychological problems"
The 27-year-old actress - who has been dating the 48-year-old filmmaker for a year - was instantly on board when approached to work with the "brilliant" director on his horror thriller 'mother!' but she admits the dark script left her questioning his sanity.
14 September 2017
Speaking at a press conference for the film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sunday (10.09.17), she said: "It was an instant yes before I even read anything. He told me his ideas and I thought they were brilliant and unique and challenging. I've been a fan of his for years -- I think he's bold and brave, and I think I said brilliant.
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"But I've been a fan, so once he told me the ideas floating around in his head I said yes. Then I got a script and when I read it I threw it across the room and told him he had severe psychological problems. But it's a masterpiece."
Despite the tense nature of the film, Jennifer - who plays the pregnant wife of Javier Bardem's poet character - insists she had no problems shaking off the dark role at the end of the day.
She said: "I don't really carry a lot around. Between 'action' and 'cut,' I like to shake it off and not dwell in a horrible place."
But the Oscar-winning actress did admit it took her two days to overcome feeling starstruck by her beautiful co-star Michelle Pfeiffer, 59.
She said: "I love Michelle. It took me two days to get over her beauty, and to go up to her and say hi. She's very normal. She's a mother. She's a very smart woman."