Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About On-screen Romance With Chris Pratt

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Jennifer Lawrence recently admitted to being wracked with anxiety over shooting her first sex scene in the sci-fi movie Passengers, in no small part because she’d be smooching a married man in Chris Pratt.

Turns out she needn’t have worried, at least not about offending Pratt’s wife, Anna Faris. On the latest episode of her Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast, the fellow actress welcomed Lawrence, Pratt, and Aubrey Plaza (another of Pratt’s on-screen love interests) for some genial chatting.

Calling in with Lawrence from the Passengers set in Atlanta, Pratt said, “What other guy in the world could say that he’s on the phone with Anna, my real wife; Aubrey, my TV wife; and [speaking to Lawrence] well, we’re not married in this movie.”

Faris, who hosts the podcast with her movie producer pal Sim Sarna, kept things breezy, asking Lawrence what she’d name a school mascot if given the chance (the Pippies, after her dog), what guiltly-pleasure music she listens to (“I wish I didn’t have so much Indigo Girls on my phone”), and what her preferred murder instrument would be (“If I could pull it off, poison”).

Faris also complimented Lawrence on having “the most beautiful hair” and inquired about her character’s roots in Passengers. (Is there bleach in space?)

Although Faris didn’t ask Lawrence about the anxiety-inducing love scene, she and Plaza spoke earlier in the show about what it’s like for actors in relationships to be intimate with other people on screen.

“I feel like it’s only really weird when other people think that it’s really weird,” Faris said. “Then I get nervous and I’m like, ‘Wait, am I supposed to feel like it’s more weird than it is?’”

Plaza agreed. “I’m in a relationship, and people always ask my boyfriend how he feels,” she said. “He’s kind of like, ‘That’s her job, and it’s not weird.’ I think if you don’t understand that, then it’s probably hard to be in a relationship with someone that’s an actor.”

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