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The Real Reason Jennifer Lawrence Hated Her Romantic Scenes With Chris Pratt

You'd be forgiven for forgetting Passengers, but Jennifer Lawrence never will.

Passengers is a sci-fi movie focusing on Lawrence and Chris Pratt's characters, Aurora Lane and Jim Preston. They are two passengers of many on an interstellar journey, and Aurora and Jim wake up early. 90 years too early, with no obvious way to go back to sleep. When you have 90 years to kill with someone, things are likely to turn romantic out of sheer boredom, if nothing else. However, even though Lawrence and Pratt have strong on-screen chemistry, the act of filming the inevitable steamy scenes was decidedly flaccid, especially for Lawrence.

The young starlet recently opened up about the many ways in which her experience getting intimate with her co-star was less than ideal — through no real fault of Pratt's. That doesn't mean she despised filming Passengers, exactly, just that whenever she had to get all lovey-dovey in the film, things turned awkward quickly.

Jennifer Lawrence needed some serious coping mechanisms to deal with what Passengers required of her

During a roundtable discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that Passengers contained her "first real sex scene," and to deal with it, she found solace in alcohol.

According to Lawrence, the romance scene filming experience was "really bizarre" and "really weird." To prepare for her big moment, she got drunk, or as she put it, "really, really drunk." But copious amounts of alcohol isn't a permanent solution in real life, as she soon learned. Perhaps attributable to the drinking, she grappled with extreme anxiety in between shoots. While Lawrence knew her job was to kiss Chris Pratt (who was married at the time), even the feigned infidelity gave her a queasy feeling every time the two had to lock lips in front of the cameras.

To make matters worse, the actual process of filming romantic scenes was less than fun. One cut scenario required Pratt and Lawrence to rock a table back and forth, and neither of them liked it. The undertaking convinced Lawrence that, "Sex scenes are the most unsexy things in the world."

The experience resulted in a slew of infidelity rumors

When acting in a romantic movie, there is always the unspoken fear that fiction will bleed over into reality, and love will bloom on the movie set, complicating real-life relationships. When two stars have blazing on-screen chemistry, it's a law of the universe that the rumor mill's going to kick into overdrive. Just ask Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. While many celebrities understand this is part of the job, and find the mental fortitude to rise above it, it can certainly take a psychological toll. This is especially concerning when at least one actor involved is already married.

Tales of behind-the-scenes impropriety spread like wildfire after Chris Pratt and his wife, actress Anna Faris, announced their divorce. Jennifer Lawrence was at the top of the list of potential causes, due unfairly to the romantic scenes she filmed with Pratt during Passengers. Lawrence shot those rumors down during an interview with InStyle, stating the divorce happened two years after filming wrapped up. Also, she was in Montreal when the actors split, thousands of miles from Pratt.

Not even Anna Faris bought into the rumors. In her memoir Unqualified, Faris states that she was good friends with Jennifer Lawrence and was embarrassed by the gossip. Moreover, Faris claims that Lawrence was apologetic about all the unfounded trolling.

Some romantic scenes were actually fun

While Jennifer Lawrence has mostly unpleasant memories of filming Passengers' romance scenes, it wasn't all bad. She enjoyed filming the intimate sequences the most when they went off the rails, generating some of the film's most hilarious bloopers.

During an interview with Lawrence, USA Today discovered that one of Passengers' funniest moments was completely unintentional. In the movie, Lawrence and Pratt's characters eventually don space suits, and after they take the helmets off, they go in for a kiss but bump into each other because the suits are so big. That wasn't supposed to happen. They were supposed to lock lips passionately, but the unforeseen bulky nature of the space suits transformed the scene into a comedic bit. According to Lawrence, everyone "had a good laugh about it," and it was used in the final film.

This unscripted moment is yet another entry in the list of movie bloopers that were deemed superior to the intended versions. Coincidentally, one of the most famous examples of such a scene also involves Chris Pratt — that time he accidentally dropped an Infinity Stone in Guardians of the Galaxy. Oops.