Adele had a hunch about space movies and advised Jennifer Lawrence not to take a role in one, but the latter ignored her advice.
In an interview with the New York Times, Lawrence expressed regret about taking on the 2016 film “Passengers,” a space-themed film in which she co-starred with Chris Pratt.
When asked about a movie that made her reconsider her career choices, she replied:
“‘Passengers,’ I guess.”
“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.”
The plot revolved around two astronauts who awoke 90 years early from hibernation. They were on their way to a colony 60 light years from Earth and were supposed to sleep until they arrived.
Unlike her previous films, “The Hunger Games” trilogy or “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Passengers” was critically panned. Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in this film was reportedly the worst of her career, with a mere 30% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Lawrence expressed regret for starring in the film, which caused her to doubt her worth as an actress.
She told the New York Times:
“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?'”
In another instance, she spoke to Vanity Fair:
“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?'”
She revealed that the film simply did not resonate with her fan base, making her “feel more of a celebrity than an actor” who was “cut off from [her] creativity [and her] imagination.”
Some fans may be wondering why Adele gave Lawrence advice in the first place. According to the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, it was unavoidable for her to befriend another celebrity after living in Los Angeles for several years.
She told Rolling Stone that she met two celebrities during her residency in Los Angeles: Lawrence and Nicole Richie.
She said about her friendship:
“They humanized me because I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, ‘Well, I’m not famous.'”
“We never spoke about work, which was amazing, because most of the time when I catch up with someone, they want to know all about my work, and I’m like, ‘I don’t want to talk about that. Can we talk about something else? I’m knackered.'”
The 32-year-old actress, like Adele, prefers to keep to herself. She does not use social media. Adele, on the other hand, has social media but uses it sparingly.