So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “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]”.
This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims.
a) I got through all two hours and ten minutes of Phantom Thread, loving every word, performance, the costumes, the cinematography, the sublime music and yes that juicy plot line that no-one is talking about; and
b) I wish I’d turned “Mother!” off after three minutes. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I wasted my time. Yes if I’d been smart enough it would have been three minutes and I would have just been [oof].
Phantom Thread 2017, directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville.
Main image: Vicky Krieps. Image below: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread