“Not once actually. We talked about The Giving Tree as a reference. I was reading Jane Eyre by…”

“Not once actually. We talked about The Giving Tree as a reference. I was reading Jane Eyre by happenstance at the time. It reminds me of this other short story The Yellow Wallpaper, this Victorian patriarchal. It also reminded me of Wide Sargasso Sea. It reminded me of these patriarchal relationships that men have with their wives: They’re very nice and then politely take away their dignity.. Those were some of my influences. The other tool that was most helpful to me was the house, my connection with the house, being barefoot, feeling grounded and home. Our references were more biblical and universal than Rosemary’s Baby.”

Jennifer Lawrence on if Darren ever brought up Polanksi or Rosemary’s Baby as influences during rehearsal.  (via lawrencepedia)