The actress found time to grace the cover of Vogue’s coveted September issue.
On having her personal photos hacked: “It’s scary when you feel the whole world judges you. I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it. Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying. When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’ Even when it’s nothing. I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”
Darren Aronofsky on Jennifer’s talent: “It’s such a raw, natural talent she has. I always kind of compare her to Michael Jordan.”
On her relationship with Darren: “We had energy. I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me. When I saw the movie [Mother!], I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is. For the past year, I’ve been dealing with him as just a human. I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I’m never confused with him. I normally don’t like Harvard people, because they can’t go two minutes without mentioning that they went to Harvard. He’s not like that.”
On filming dark scenes for Mother!: “I had to go to a darker place than I’ve ever been in my life. . . . I didn’t know if I’d be able to come out OK. I ended up getting on oxygen. I have oxygen tubes in my nostrils, and Darren’s like, ‘It was out of focus; we’ve got to do it again.’ And I was just like, ‘Go f*ck yourself.’”
On speaking up about gender pay inequality: “My opinion is: You can have millions of dollars and a dream career, but if you’re not willing to stand up for what you believe, or if you see wrongdoing and don’t talk about it, then you have nothing.”