It's one of the most acclaimed films of 2018 so far, by one of the most celebrated directors of his generation, starring an actor hailed as one of the best of all time - but Jennifer Lawrence didn't like Phantom Thread.
In fact, the actress said that she "got through about three minutes" of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film before she had to turn it off.
Lawrence made the disparaging comments on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, saying: "I got through about three minutes of it. I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof].”
She then asked Maron: “Is it just about clothes?” Is [Daniel Day Lewis’s character] kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and he’s an artist so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story? I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know. I’ve been down that road, I know what that’s like, I don’t need to watch that movie.”
She was quick, meanwhile, to deny that she was referring to her ex-partner Darren Aronofsky.
It looks like we won't be seeing a Lawrence/Anderson collaboration anytime soon, anyway...
Listening to WTF With Marc Maron this morning and Jennifer Lawrence says "I turned 'Phantom Thread' off after 3 minutes"... pic.twitter.com/ex4BIg1jtW
— Stephen Staunton (@stephenstaunton) February 26, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence made MOTHER the mediocre deconstruction of Narcissistic Artist vs Put Upon Wife but wasn't fucking with PHANTOM THREAD?? ðŸ™„ðŸ¤¯ pic.twitter.com/1jI73OOrzD
— Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan) February 26, 2018
Two problems with Jennifer Lawrence’s opinion on PHANTOM THREAD:
1) Even if you think a movie starts rocky, it’s common courtesy to finish it before your opinion on it can be given
2) the very existence of the movie MOTHER!
— Dan Doherty (@CASHEWJUlCE) February 26, 2018
Me: Hey the internet hate jennifer lawerence gets is pretty undeserved and mean. be nice!
Jennifer Lawrence: I watched 3 mins of phantom thread and shut it off and then said dumb shit about it
Me: Burn the witch!
— humthony bugtano (@deadmeme1111) February 26, 2018
Everyone must go through three minutes of Red Sparrow then leave immediately to protest Jennifer Lawrence slandering the masterpiece that is Phantom Thread.
— Collin Taylor (@CaveFilm) February 27, 2018
I’m at a march against Jennifer Lawrence’s Phantom Thread comments pic.twitter.com/fN13LnRnSN
— Bill Magee (@ohheybill) February 27, 2018