Jennifer Lawrences admits that the backlash over her latest movie “broke her heart”

Jennifer Lawrence could very possibly receive an Oscar nod for her daring performance in mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s controversial film. However, the movie itself probably won’t be as fortunate, considering the mixed reviews it received from both audience members and critics alike.

Many viewers were totally taken aback and confused by the surrealist film, which led to some rather scathing reviews and online buzz — and, unfortunately, Jennifer Lawrence apparently made the mistake of reading most of them.

In an interview with Adam Sandler for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series in November, Lawrence said that it is somewhat unusual for her to be invested in a film’s reviews — however, up until recently, she was dating Aronofsky, and was therefore more invested in the film’s press.

“Normally, I promote a movie, you put the work in to promoting it, ask people to go see it, and then it’s just kind of out of your hands. I normally just kind of let it go,” she said. “Dating the director was different.”

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey as part of a recent interview for the Hollywood ReporterLawrence admitted that the negative reviews really got to her.

“I read Twitter, and I was looking for bad mother! things. It was horrible. It was really bad,” Lawrence said. “I loved this so much, and it just broke my heart, especially for Darren because he loved this (character). And any time you’re in a relationship, their pain is your pain.”

Lawrence also admitted that this period of her life is giving her some career anxiety. (Which is infinitely relatable, except for the fact that she has four Oscar nominations and one win.)

“I had been climbing and working and fighting, and I remember last year just getting hit with fear. All of a sudden it was, ‘They’re going to get sick of me,'” she said. “That’s when all my insecurity came. I’ve been probably more insecure after last year, and I don’t know if that’s just a feeling of: I’ve got more to lose, I have more people to disappoint. I don’t know how to explain it.”

At least it’s somewhat comforting to confirm: even super successful celebrities get imposter syndrome. So, we’re not alone!

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