Thursday 21 September 2017

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofksy finally make red carpet debut after a year of dating

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Darren Aronofsky attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Darren Aronofsky attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Mother!" at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Mother!" at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and writer/director Darren Aronofsky attend the New York premiere of 'mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Darren Aronofsky, Domhnall Gleeson and Jennifer Lawrence (left-right) attending the Mother! premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky (R) leave the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky (R) leave the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Javier Bardem, Darren Aronofsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, David E. Kelley and Jennifer Lawrence attend the Gala Screening and World Premiere of 'Mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Mother!" at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

For the last year, Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronfosky have managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, but in just three weeks, they've become the most talked about couple in Hollywood.

The Oscar-winning actress (27) and director (48) are promoting their collaboration Mother!, a psychological horror which sounds absolutely insane. For their appearances in Venice, Paris and London, they have avoided walking the red carpet just the two of them, but beamed together for Wednesday night's New York premiere.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Mother!" at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Lawrence, who plays the titular mother in the film, had a princess moment in a flowing Dior Haute Couture gown, the latest hit in her arsenal of gowns from the French fashion house.

The pair haven't been shy about praising each other's professional talents and The Hunger Games star said she was "excited" to work with award-winning director.

"That’s what I’ve always loved about him. I was such a huge fan of all of this work. I just think he’s so bold and unafraid and that’s exactly what I saw. That’s exactly what I witnessed - even more so," she told People.

Similarly, her other half echoed: "You don’t really need to push Jen, she really always jumps for the goal and dives full in. A lot of times it was holding her back. Just saying, 'hey, we don’t need that much'.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and writer/director Darren Aronofsky attend the New York premiere of 'mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and writer/director Darren Aronofsky attend the New York premiere of 'mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

"She just has so much talent. She’s a hurricane, a tornado and an earthquake of emotion and it just comes pouring out of her."

While critics might be divided by the film's plot - which focuses on Lawrence and co-star Javier Bardem as 'Mother' and 'Him' before disturbing xxxx ensue - the director said she "hasn't stopped her loyalty to the film" since she first met with him to discuss appearing in it.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Mother!" at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

And neither seem particular concerned about its perception, with Lawrence saying she enjoys projects that don't fit into a specific genre. "Those are the films that I like to watch, those are the films that I find interesting," she told the Press Association.

"Our reviews are just cracking me up, people either love it or they absolutely hate it and I think that is so cool, there is not one person that has walked out and (shrugged)."

Actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky (R) leave the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky (R) leave the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

The film proved to be more of an intense experience than she was prepared for, previously saying she had to "go to a darker place" physically and mentally in order to reach Aronofsky's vision, at one stage even dislocating a rib.

"The physical challenge wasn’t really that much, the birth was a lot of energy, but really the emotional demand was more than I have ever given before. That was a lot."

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