Jennifer Lawrence has been pretty quiet about her relationship with mother! director Darren Aronofsky… until now.
While promoting their new movie together at the Toronto International Film Festival, the 27-year-old Oscar winner couldn’t help but to gush about her “brilliant” 48-year-old boyfriend. While J.Law was admittedly instantly on board once she learned about the project, the actress joked about her beau’s sanity after reading the script to the highly anticipated horror thriller.
“It was an instant yes before I even read anything,” she told reporters during a press conference for the flick. “He told me his ideas and I thought they were brilliant and unique and challenging. I’ve been a fan of his for years — I think he’s bold and brave, and I think I said brilliant.”
She continued, “But I’ve been a fan, so once he told me the ideas floating around in his head I said yes. Then I got a script and when I read it I threw it across the room and told him he had severe psychological problems. But it’s a masterpiece.”
Meanwhile, Darren — who started dating the Hunger Games star soon after the film’s production — called his girlfriend a “once-in-a-generation talent.”
“Well, I don’t know what makes her great — maybe it was her parents, maybe it was the Kentucky water,” he joked to Entertainment Tonight. “I have no idea, but she’s, like, a once-in-a-generation talent, and just a whirlwind and a hurricane and an earthquake and a thunderstorm of talent.”
He added, “She’s the type of actor that turns off all the intensity when she’s not shooting, and then flips it on when she needs it. And so, in between action and cut, she’s the character, and then when you call cut, she’s Jennifer Lawrence again.”
The couple have been romantically involved since October 2016.