Jennifer Lawrence says she turned off Oscar-nominated ‘Phantom Thread’ after 3 minutes

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Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread.”
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  • Jennifer Lawrence said she watched only three minutes of “Phantom Thread,” an Oscar nominee for best picture.
  • She said she didn’t “need to watch” a love story about a “narcissistic sociopath” artist who makes a woman “feel bad about herself.”
  • Lawrence clarified that she wasn’t referring to Darren Aronofsky, her former boyfriend who directed the film “Mother!” last year.

“Phantom Thread’s” six Oscar nominations apparently don’t mean a thing to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Oscar-winning actress recently told Marc Maron on his “WTF” podcast that she got through only three minutes of “Phantom Thread,” nominated for best picture at this year’s Oscars.

“I put in a good solid three,” Lawrence told Maron. “I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie.”

She added: “I couldn’t give that kind of time.”

Lawrence said Daniel Day-Lewis’ character, Reynolds Woodcock, was “kind of like a narcissistic sociopath, and he’s like an artist, so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself.”

“And that’s the love story?” she said. “I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know. He is a little narcissistic. I’ve been down that road. I know what that’s like. I don’t need to watch that movie.”

If that sounds familiar, it’s because Lawrence starred in the movie “Mother!” last year, directed by her former boyfriend Darren Aronofsky, in which one of the themes was an artist’s obsession with his work.

“Mother!” was received poorly by audiences, with an F from the audience-polling company CinemaScore. It also has a 69% score among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Phantom Thread” has a 91%.

But Lawrence quickly clarified to Maron that she wasn’t talking about Aronofsky.

“I’ve dated people that nobody knows about,” she said.