According to Vulture’s Abraham Riesman, “the narrative of Mother!, especially its conclusion, is an astounding anomaly in the risk-averse, tentpole-hugging Hollywood of 2017.” And Aronofsky credits Lawrence with getting the film financed despite its provocative subject matter… whatever that may be.
Lawrence also revealed last month to Vogue that she dislocated a rib during filming, and that she “had to go to a darker place than I’ve ever been in my life,” noting that she “didn’t know if I’d be able to come out OK.”
Aronofsky expanded on the anecdote to Vulture, “I think she hyperventilated and also kind of threw a rib out… during the big climax of the movie.
“She really went there. The producers were freaking out. We had to sort of calm it down and then go for it again. And the thing is, there’s so much ability there that somehow she can summon it again and again.”