The movie Mother! had quite an impact on star Jennifer Lawrence, and her experience during the production was far more extreme than anything one could possibly feel. She went through some serious challenges, even tearing her diaphragm. Jennifer Lawrence has captured the hearts of many in Hollywood due to her remarkable acting abilities, unique personality, and stunning appearance. She quickly gained fame for her talent and is best known for her roles in popular films like The Hunger Games and the X-Men series.
During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Jennifer Lawrence took a moment to reflect on her involvement in Darren Aronofsky’s 2017 psychological horror/thriller Mother! Here’s everything that the actress shared during the interview.
Jennifer Lawrence Still Has Pain From Her Injuries While Filming Mother!
During a candid revelation, Jennifer Lawrence acknowledged that she didn’t fully grasp the depth of her intense film Mother! despite having an intimate understanding of the script. This was due to her romantic involvement with the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky, during the production period. The personal connection she had with Aronofsky seemingly influenced her perspective, making it challenging for her to completely comprehend the intricacies of the movie.
During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Jennifer Lawrence was asked by Cohen about her understanding of the film Mother!. He playfully inquired, “On a scale of one to totally confused, how much did you understand your film ‘Mother!’?” Lawrence, in her typical candid manner, responded,
“I’m going to be honest. Well, I was sleeping with the director so I had CliffsNotes. So…five? Or a four. But if anybody needs any tips on understanding their films, you know what to do.”
While Jennifer Lawrence and the director hadn’t discussed their relationship publicly much before, she had previously opened up about the physical and emotional toll that working on Mother! took on her. During an episode of the YouTube series Hot Ones, the actress shared that she still experiences the effects of injuries sustained on set. She revealed,
“I tore my diaphragm and cracked something in my chest. My top rib, it still clicks to this day.”
According to The Daily Mail, during the London premiere of Mother!, Jennifer Lawrence disclosed how she tore her diaphragm. She revealed, “I tore my diaphragm from hyperventilating. People thought I was beaten up, so [I] want to clear it up that I did it to myself. It was my own doing.”
What was Mother! About?
Mother! is a captivating psychological horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence as the protagonist, a pregnant woman married to a mysterious character referred to as ‘Him.’ As the story unfolds, the pregnant woman’s emotions intensify, and she finds herself increasingly agitated and frightened when uninvited guests start showing up at their mansion, proclaiming their devotion to ‘Him.’
These unwelcome intruders disrupt their tranquil existence and ultimately contribute to a devastating turn of events, leaving Lawrence’s character to endure the profound anguish of losing her newborn child.
Mother! is available to stream on Paramount+.