The 2016 film Passengers put the movie’s stars in the spotlight in a way neither expected nor wanted — specifically, rumors swirled that Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence were having an affair, and that it’s what eventually broke up Pratt’s marriage with Anna Faris (even though there was literally zero evidence of this).
Now Lawrence’s latest film, Red Sparrow, will be coming out on March 2nd, and she’s in full press tour mode. And during an interview with KISS UK, the rumor came up yet again.
“I never had an affair with Chris Pratt on Passengers,” Lawrence said firmly. “Yeah… They got a divorce like two years later and everybody was like, ‘JENNIFER LAWRENCE,’ and I was like, ‘What?! I’m in Montreal. Two years later.”
The rumors were apparently hurtful to Anna Faris as well, as she revealed in her book Unqualified. “Jennifer and I are really friendly, and she hadn’t done anything wrong,” Faris wrote. “She’s awesome, but of course it’s hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you — even if it’s patently untrue. You still feel and look like a fool.”
Lawrence also set the record straight about another romantic rumor she’s heard about herself.
Let this serve as a reminder that speculation about other people’s personal lives can be awkward at best and genuinely hurtful at worst. However, we’re glad that Lawrence is addressing all this head on and standing up for herself (not that she should have to). Go, girl!