Jennifer Lawrence is clearing the air about one pesky affair rumor. During a recent appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, the Red Sparrow actress said that -- despite what the Internet might have you believe -- she never, ever slept with her Passengers co-star, Chris Pratt. The response came up when the comedian asked Lawrence about the weirdest rumors she ever heard about herself. Here's what she told Maron in her usual candid fashion.
I never had an affair with Chris Pratt on Passengers. That's a good one.
This affair rumor gained more steam when Chris Pratt ended his marriage with his wife, Anna Faris. Pratt's constantly busy schedule has been bandied about as the reason for the famous comedic couple's recent break-up, although there were some people who believed it was due to Pratt's allegedly discreet infidelities with Jennifer Lawrence. There was never any concrete proof that they were actually having an affair behind closed doors, but people believe what they want to believe sometimes. Nevertheless, Lawrence told Marc Maron on the WTF podcast that she was just as taken aback by these cheating claims when they first started sprouting up roughly a year or so ago, noting:
I mean, they got a divorce like two years later and everybody was like, 'Jennifer Lawrence!' And I was like, 'What the...what?' I'm in Montreal two years later.
While Jennifer Lawrence claimed she didn't get together with Chris Pratt, the actress did recently share a relationship with one of her past collaborators, Darren Aronofsky. The actress and director behind mother! called it quits not long after their movie premiered in September, but how the relationship came to be is something that wasn't very clear. Continuing to talk with Marc Maron, however, Lawrence went on to describe her first interaction with the man behind Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, saying the sexual tension between them was practically unbearable at first.
He flew in, pitched me, left. The whole thing was probably an hour and a half, and then I was like, 'He's hot.'... I remember I was holding my dog and I shut the door and when the door shut I went, 'Pippy, that's called sexual tension.' He played hard to get for like nine months, maybe longer, which just killed me.
This frank relationship talk is certainly not the first time Jennifer Lawrence has gotten upfront with us of late. She recently shut down people who complained about her revealing outfit at a chilly London premiere event for Red Sparrow, which hits theaters on Friday. Additionally, in an interview with 60 Minutes to promote her new drama-thriller, Lawrence admitted that she didn't finish middle school, opting at 14 to pursue her acting career instead. She considers herself "self-educated," as she doesn't even hold a GED to her very famous name. Lawrence also confessed that she's taking a break from acting for a year to focus her ongoing efforts on Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "fix our democracy" by getting young people engaged politically. She'll also be seen in X-Men: Dark Pheonix, which hits theaters on November 2nd.