Jennifer Lawrence Is Confident She'll Work With Ex Darren Aronofsky Again: 'We Have an Amazing Friendship'

The Oscar winner covers the March issue of 'Vanity Fair.'

Jennifer Lawrence prides herself on keeping healthy relationships.

The 27-year-old actress covers the March issue of Vanity Fair, opening up about her evolving relationship with ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky.

Lawrence starred in the 49-year-old director's 2017 psychological thriller film, Mother!, which was met with mixed reviews by critics and moviegoers alike. 

She tells the magazine that she remembers thinking, "'Did you guys not get it? I gave my body, Darren gave his f**king heart, he bled for that script, and you don’t get it.’ It’s a little sad. And I remember letting it be sad for a couple of days, and then I was like, ‘You know what? This is not where I get my happiness from. I get my happiness from my friends and my house -- they’ve brought me so much sanity.’"

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Lawrence and Aronofsky broke up not long after they wrapped up the movie's promotional tour, but she insists that they are still amicable. 

"We have an amazing friendship that started before the movie, then we had a partnership with the movie, and then we had a romance that came from the movie," she explains. "So when you strip the romance away, we still have immense respect for each other."

The Oscar winner adds, "As cliché as it sounds, we were good to each other. I read stuff all the time that I think would be perfect for Darren. And I think we’ll work together again."

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky attend the New York premiere of 'Mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2017. - Getty

Lawrence's 2017 was full of ups and downs. In June, a private plane she was on that was traveling from Kentucky to New York suffered double engine failure and was forced to make an emergency landing. Luckily, no one was harmed.

The actress tells VF that the experience gave her post-traumatic stress that she had to deal with in therapy and led to her having to turn on Disney movies every time she boarded a plane. 

"Thank you, Emma Watson, for Beauty and the Beast,” she says in praise of the live-action movie's leading lady. “I’ve seen it six or seven times. If anybody has any questions about it, come to me.”

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As for her love of reality television, Lawrence has an idea for a series all her own -- but she's not spilling all the details just yet. 

"I have actually been toying with the idea of becoming a billionaire and I’d like to start my own TV network," she muses. "I am pretty much a television professional at this point. And I have a brilliant idea for a reality show called Breakup Island.”

Lawrence continues, "I can’t tell you the details, but there are very distinct cast members like The Bachelor, between the ages of 20 and 50, who you stay with and care about."

She goes on to joke, "Seems like a natural next step."

In the meantime, Lawrence is busy promoting her upcoming movie, Red Sparrow, which hits theaters on Friday. The film marks the actress' first time doing a nude scene, and she tells VF that it was the movie's director, Francis Lawrence -- whom she also worked with on The Hunger Games franchise -- that put her at ease.

"He looked me right in the eyes like I had clothes on and then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh, OK, it’s just like I have clothes on.’ Everybody here is professional," she recalls. "You’re still at work. One look just made me comfortable. It didn’t make me feel naked."

In an exclusive interview with ET, Lawrence joked that her nude scene made the crew on set a little uneasy.

"There's one particular scene in the movie where your nightmare comes true from grade school, where you're standing naked in front of a classroom full of people. So that became a reality, but it actually wasn't that bad," she said. "Everybody made me feel so comfortable that I probably at a certain point started making everybody else uncomfortable."

She jokingly added, "Because I'd be like, 'I don't want the robe. I'm hot. I'm eating.' Everybody's like, 'She needs to cover up.'"


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