Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About How 'mother!' Reviews Strained Her Relationship With Ex Darren Aronofsky

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Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about the toll her latest movie, mother!, took on her relationship with now-ex Darren Aronofsky.

ET broke the news on Wednesday that Lawrence, who stars in mother!, had called it quits with Aronofsky, who directed the film.

In an interview conducted by actor Adam Sandler for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, the 27-year-old Oscar winner shared how some of the negative reception to the film became “unhealthy” for her relationship.

“Normally, I promote a movie, ask people to go see it, and then it’s just out of your hands,” she said. “I normally just kind of let it go. Dating the director was different. We’d be on the [press] tour together, I’d come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie.”

“He comes back from the tour, and that’s all he wants to talk about and I get it,” Lawrence continued. “It’s his baby. He wrote it. He conceived it. He directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner, while also being like, ‘Can I please, for the love of God, not think about mother! for one second?’”

Lawrence said the film started to take a greater toll on the couple when Aronofsky, 48, started reading out negative reviews to her, causing her to needlessly jump to the film’s defense.

“I finally was just like, ‘It’s not healthy. Neither of us are doing it because if I read it, I start getting defensive.’ Especially because it’s my man,” she said. “It’s awesome, what we did -- some people hate it and the people who hate it, really hate it. But it’s nothing that needs to be defended and if I read a negative review, I just feel defensive.”

Lawrence recently explained to ET how filming the psychological thriller was so intense that she unwound on set by watching reality shows starring the Kardashians, because she finds the reality TV family “comforting.”

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