December 8, 2022
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Jennifer Lawrence regrets not taking Adele’s career advice over box office bomb

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She may have an Oscar under her belt, but it’s not all been smooth sailing for Jennifer Lawrence.

The actress, 32, bagged roles in some of the biggest films in the last decade, including leading roles in “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “Don’t Look Up.”

But the actress admitted to making some poor project decisions throughout her career, one of which was starring in the 2016 sci-fi film, “Passengers.”

Starring opposite Chris Pratt, Lawrence quickly discovered that the film was no less than a box office bomb domestically, racking up endless negative reviews and scoring a woeful 30% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“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?’” she told The New York Times, before clarifying that “Passengers” made her feel that way.

Adele gave advice to Jennifer Lawrence prior to the actress taking the role in the movie Passengers.
Adele gave advice to Jennifer Lawrence prior to the actress taking the role in the movie Passengers.
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The actress revealed the sound advice she ultimately ignored by none other than singer Adele.

“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,” Lawrence said, adding, “Everything was like a rebound effect. I was reacting, rather than just acting.”

“I felt like more of a celebrity than an actor, cut off from my creativity, my imagination,” Lawrence added.

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed, Adele had told her not to pick up roles in space movies as they had become overdone.
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed, Adele had told her not to pick up roles in space movies as they had become overdone.
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The actress last month said she suffered from burnout after landing the role of a lifetime in “The Hunger Games” — revealing she “lost control” of her career.

“I think I lost a sense of control. Between The Hunger Games coming out and winning the Oscar [for Silver Linings Playbook],” she told Variety. “I became such a commodity that I felt like every decision was a big, big group decision.”



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