A Jennifer Lawrence Not everything has gone smoothly for him. Although after the success of The Hunger Games became one of the most successful and admired actresses in Hollywood, she had to endure some critical setback, as was the case with the film passengers. This science-fiction production in which she co-starred with Chris Pratt, received a critical disapproval of 30% on websites such as Rotten Tomatoes and an average of 41/100 in metacritical, reason why you may not feel satisfied with your work in it.
This has been given to understand in a new interview with New York Times, where she has shown regret with her decision to accept said role. In fact, the actress says that received warnings from artists like Adele not to lend themselves to starring passengers. “Adele told me not to do it! She said, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies. She should have listened to her.”Lawrence said. “I was like, ‘Oh no, you guys are here because I’m here, and I’m here because you guys are here. Wait, who decided this was a good movie?’”nuanced
However, the actress should not have so many complaints about this film. First, because at no time did she leave a black spot in her career. We are talking about a title that, although it was rejected by critics and the public soon erased it from her mind, ended up being a moderate box office success. At an estimated cost of $110 million, was able to nearly triple the budget and gross over $300 million worldwide, more than remarkable data for an original production not supported by any franchise or by critics. Not forgetting that the film won two Oscar nominations for best soundtrack and production design in 2017.
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That is, we could even say that passengers reaffirmed the star status of Lawrence and Chris Pratt, who with only their presence were able to attract the public to theaters in a film without too many incentives behind them. This was also clear with the great promotion that the film enjoyed, which, after the good reactions that Lawrence always generated in interviews and public events during the premieres of The Hunger Gamestheir managers they did not hesitate to walk it through the media and television sets in a great press tour. And in the end, this does nothing but benefit your image and status.
Also, with passengers we talk about the title that gave him his first salary of 20 million dollars, which reaffirmed her status as a Hollywood star and put her on a par with the great celebrities of the industry. What’s more, she made headlines for making a difference in female wage inequality in Hollywood by earning $8 million more than her partner Chris Pratt (Forbes).
All this when we are talking about a time when nobody forced him to do anything, since there was no studio that did not want to work with the celebrity of the moment. That is, if she chose to participate in passengers It will be because he will have trusted the project at some point.
And he had reasons for it, because his science-fiction proposal about space passengers awakened 90 years before reaching their destination without the possibility of going back to hibernation had possibilities. Another thing is that the execution of the film did not go off without a hitch, that Lawrence and Pratt did not have the desired on-screen chemistry and that it remained a failed product that few remember today. But, in the end, she benefited.
It is likely that his statements mentioning Adele’s advice are ascribed to the half-joking tone with which he has always been shown in public, but, even so, nor is it a matter of charging against a product that reaffirmed its success in the industry in such a way and that, beyond the bad reaction of the critics, it was not a failure. Neither for his producers nor for Lawrence’s bank account. And in the end, as I say, at a time when he had everything on his side, it was she who ultimately decided to jump into the pool with passengers and the one that ignored recommendations like that of the British singer. So her complaints don’t have much room.