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Jennifer Lawrence says Adele told her not to accept role in movie she starred in that flopped

Lucy Devine

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Jennifer Lawrence says Adele told her not to accept role in movie she starred in that flopped

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Jennifer Lawrence has said that Adele told her not to accept a role in a movie that ended up flopping.

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In a new interview, Lawrence, 32, explained that singer Adele told her 'not to do it', adding that she 'should have listened'.

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Speaking to The New York Times, Lawrence discussed the movie Passengers, which was released in 2016 and also starred Chris Pratt.

The film is a rom-com space drama following the story of Aurora and Jim, two passengers who volunteered for a 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as ‘Homestead II’. But things don't quite go to plan when they’re let out of their cryo-sleep 90 years too early.

The film appeared to flop after its release, achieving a 30 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score. While the movie grossed $300 million (£262 million) worldwide, it cost $110 million (£89 million) to make.

Adele told Jennifer not to do the film Passengers. Credit: Entertainment Pictures/Alamy Stock Photo
Adele told Jennifer not to do the film Passengers. Credit: Entertainment Pictures/Alamy Stock Photo
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Speaking of fans' dismay, Jen said: “I was like, ‘Oh no, you guys are here because I’m here, and I’m here because you’re here. Wait, who decided that this was a good movie?’”

Adele told me not to do it! She was like, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to her."

Speaking about the movies that led to her stepping back from the spotlight, such as Passengers, Lawrence told Vanity Fair last year: “I was not pumping out the quality that I should have. I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?’

“I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.’

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"And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul.”

Jennifer says she wishes she'd listened to Adele. Credit: Image Press Agency/Alamy Stock Photo
Jennifer says she wishes she'd listened to Adele. Credit: Image Press Agency/Alamy Stock Photo

Fast-forward six years and Lawrence is starring in Apple Original movie, Causeway, which follows the story of Lynsey (played by Lawrence) who - while serving in Afghanistan - suffers a brain injury after her vehicle is destroyed by a bomb.

Lynsey returns to her home in New Orleans, where she struggles to adjust following her experience.

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The movie is set for release on 4 November on Apple TV+.

Topics: Film & TV, Adele, Celebrity, Film and TV, Jennifer Lawrence

Lucy Devine
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