Sunday 24 June 2018

Jennifer Lawrence finally breaks her silence on Chris Pratt affair rumours

US actors Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt pose during the photocall of
US actors Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt pose during the photocall of "Passengers" directed by Norway Morten Tyldum, in Madrid
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers
Actor Chris Pratt and actress Jennifer Lawrence attend the 'Passengers' photocall at Villamagna hotel on November 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Eduardo Parra/Getty Images)
Actors Anna Faris (L) and Chris Pratt attend the premiere of "Passengers", in Westwood, California, on December 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON
Actors Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence attend a photocall for the film "Passengers" at Claridge's Hotel on December 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Red Sparrow" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Red Sparrow" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Red Sparrow" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Actor Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the New York premiere of "Red Sparrow" in New York City, New York, U.S., February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
Actor Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the New York premiere of "Red Sparrow" in New York City, New York, U.S., February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
Actors Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton pose on the carpet for the New York premiere of "Red Sparrow" in New York City, New York, U.S., February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
Director Darren Aronofsky, left, speaks as Jennifer Lawrence looks on during a press conference for "mother!" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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)
Actor Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the New York premiere of "Red Sparrow" in New York City, New York, U.S., February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's always entertaining when Jennifer Lawrence is on the promotional trail.

The 27-year-old actress is currently doing press to push her new film Red Sparrow, a Russian spy thriller, and has been delivering in every single si-down. While in London, she she was asked by KISS FM about the weirdest rumour she heard about herself, which she says was whispers she had an affair with Chris Pratt, her former Passengers co-star.

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

Pratt and his ex-wife Anna Fair announced their split after 10 years in 2017, and Faris previously admitted that the Oscar-winner apologised to her for the rumours and they made her feel "s***ty" as it was before they even broke up.

"I never had an affair with Chris Pratt on Passengers. That’s a good one...," she said. "I mean, they got a divorce like two years later and everybody was like, 'Jennifer Lawrence!' And I was like, 'What the...what, I’m in Montreal two years later'."

In her 2017 book Unqualified, Faris said seeing pictures of her husband with the actress made her feel "insecure" even though she knew nothing was going on between them.

"I didn't want to pay attention to the stories, but I couldn't block them all out, either," she wrote. "I'd always taken pride in our relationship, and the coverage, even though it was just false rumors, was making me feel insecure."

Actors Anna Faris (L) and Chris Pratt attend the premiere of
Actors Anna Faris (L) and Chris Pratt attend the premiere of "Passengers", in Westwood, California, on December 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON

"Jennifer and I really are friendly, and she was apologetic even though she didn't need to be, because she hadn't done anything wrong. She's awesome, but of course it's hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you, even if it's patently untrue.

"You still feel, and look, like a fool."

In another candid interview with Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Lawrence also touched on her romantic life and revealed she's still in love with ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, whom she dated after filming wrapped for mother!, the horror in which she starred. And she said there were sparks between them from the beginning.

"He flew in, pitched me, left," she recalled. "The whole thing was probably an hour and a half, and then I was like, 'He's hot'.

Director Darren Aronofsky, left, speaks as Jennifer Lawrence looks on during a press conference for
Director Darren Aronofsky, left, speaks as Jennifer Lawrence looks on during a press conference for "mother!" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

"I remember I was holding my dog and I shut the door and when the door shut I went, 'Pippy, that’s called sexual tension.' He played hard to get for like nine months, maybe longer, which just killed me.

"I was in love with him for, like, two years. I still love him very much."

She previously enjoyed a high profile relationship with actor Nicholas Hoult, whom she met on the set of X-Men, and dated one and off for three years.

"I think it's because I'm blunt," she said. "I don't think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you're just blunt. Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there's no lying, it's just honesty. Everybody's a good guy to each other.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the
Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Red Sparrow" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on February 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"All my boyfriends have been wonderful. Nick was a great boyfriend."

"My heart breaks every time I go through a break-up... (but) they (ex-boyfriends) just never did anything to, like, devastate me. They were just good people. Maybe that's also the secret - I'm attracted to good people."

Meanwhile, she revealed last week that she left school at the age of 14 to pursue acting full-time and describes herself as "self-educated".

"I dropped out of middle school. I don't technically have a GED or a diploma. I am self-educated," she said.

"I struggled through school, I never felt very smart," she told Bill Whitaker on 60 Minutes. "[But] when I'm reading a script and I feel like I know exactly what it would look like if somebody felt that way, that was a whole part of my brain that I didn't even know existed, something that I could be confident in. And I didn't want to let it go."

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