While It had another strong show, the same can not be said for Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's new movie, mother! The movie has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception, and was kept entirely under wraps until it was unveiled on the fall film festival circuit at Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival. "Some people want to be challenged, and then other people don't".
Earlier this week, Lawrence told TODAY host Savannah Guthrie that she threw down the movie's script when she first read it. "There was just stuff that I wished I'd looked into deeper before jumping on".
The result is an apocalyptic metaphor, rich in religious, environmental and political undertones. Things start to change when a new couple, played by Michelle Pfieffer and Ed Harris, arrives at their house, arguing they are admirers of Bardem's character and asking for lodging. While he is trying to overcome a serious bout of writer's block, she is busy restoring his family home.
"It's an assault. It's really assaulting", Lawrence continued, adding that she had to listen to Christmas music to calm down after shooting.
She said: "I was angry and resentful because I thought that I deserved the right to do what I love and do my job and then still have privacy".More news: Republicans Making One Last Push to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
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The two have been dating for a year now.
Aronofsky confirmed one of those Easter eggs when asked what the crystal/egg means in the movie, saying it represents the apple on the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. The feature has received mixed reactions, though Aronofsky understands it's an unsettling watch, especially as he filled it with religious and environmental symbolism.
"It's a very, very strong cocktail", he said.
Lawrence explained in an interview that the film was Aronofsky's "idea of what God's relationship with Mother earth would be". As Uproxx's Mike Ryan pointed out in a tweet last night, CinemaScore has never been about the quality of a film, but more so whether or not audiences got what they were promised from marketing.