In Vanity Fair's holiday issue, Lawrence admits she had wanted to work with Aronofsky since seeing Black Swan

By Stephanie Petit
Updated November 21, 2016 01:33 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid to mix business and pleasure.

The Oscar winner is on practically every director’s wish list, but she was so excited to work with now-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky that she took a role in his upcoming horror movie, Mother, before its script was even completed.

In Vanity Fair‘s holiday issue, featuring the 26-year-old actress on the cover in a plunging red dress, Lawrence admits she had wanted to work with Aronofsky since seeing Black Swan.

“He is a visionary,” she said.

Although the new romance between Lawrence and the 47-year-old director is the talk of Hollywood, Lawrence, who did not discuss the relationship during the interview, had no plans of being involved in a wedding anytime soon — and she’s not even talking about her own.

“All of my friends are getting married and having babies. Weddings rock, but I will never be a bridesmaid again,” she said. “There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous. If anyone asks me again, I’m going to say, ‘No. That part of my life is over. I appreciate the ask.’ If I do ever get married, I don’t think I will have bridesmaids. How can I rank my friends?”

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Lawrence has a circle of friends that includes fellow A-list celebrities such as Amy Schumer and Emma Stone, and she says she appreciates that her Hollywood pals understand the craziness of the business.

“I love my job,” Lawrence explained. “I don’t know what I would be without acting. So if there is someone who loves the same thing, it should bring us closer. But it depends on how that person is, and Emma is so normal and lovely. If I wasn’t her biggest fan, I would’ve Tonya Harding’d her in the kneecaps.”

Stone returned her friend’s sentiments, telling Vanity Fair in an email that “I know we’d be friends even if we didn’t do the same job.”

“She may not even know this, but there was definitely a time early on when I was like ‘OH HEY MY EGO IS GOING NUTS SHE’S SO GREAT AND VIBRANT AND TALENTED I’M SCREWED I’LL NEVER WORK AGAIN GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD,'” Stone recalled. “Then I chilled the f— out — and remembered we’re completely different and there is room for everyone, even if it’s an industry that doesn’t really seem to support the idea up front.”

Hopefully directors, including her boyfriend, feel the same way — Lawrence admits that she has dreams of directing but hasn’t gotten chance to try out the role just yet. But that’s all she’ll say on the matter.

“I would prefer to just do it,” she said.