News Jennifer Lawrence's Boyfriend Is Completely Smitten with Her Acting Abilities By Alicia Brunker Alicia Brunker Instagram Alicia Brunker is a freelance writer who covers celebrity, royal, and fashion news for InStyle.com. She joined InStyle's digital team in 2017, and previously contributed to ELLE, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and WWD. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 23, 2017 @ 06:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email Jennifer Lawrence is pretty much considered a hero in the acting biz. Through the years, she has garnered plenty of praise, played alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and, not to mention, won countless awards, including an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. However, her new beau, Darren Aronofsky, has just started to catch wind of her true genius. But, hey, better late than never, right? Aronofsky, who is the director of J.Law’s new horror flick, Mother!, could not stop gushing about her acting prowess in an interview with Vulture. After having initial concerns about how the actress would handle her unconventional character, his doubts soon faded once she arrived on set. VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence's Changing Looks “During the rehearsals, she was very, very relaxed,” he said. "She was present, but never really pushed herself. It wasn’t appropriate for me to push that, even though I wasn’t sure how she was going to do it. And I really didn’t get to know the character until we started shooting, and she showed up.” And, in true J.Law fashion, she nailed her performance. "She really went there," Aronofsky said. "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." During filming, the 27-year-old was so committed to her character that she broke a rib. Now that’s commitment. The Trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's Mother! Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat Catch J.Law’s gripping performance in Mother! when it hits theaters on Sept. 15.