While Jen seemed to be pretty happy with Darren (who was 22 years older than her), they seemed pretty off each other when they split.
J.Law went on to describe how annoying it was being with him ‘coz he never shut up about Mother! (what a nightmare)… and now Darren has called her out on her acting skills.
During filming, Jennifer actually tore her diaphragm because of her method acting. Apparently she was hyperventilating too hard to be in character.
“I wasn't pushing Jennifer on that day,” he told The Economist Radio on the Economist Asks show: “I was pulling her back, [encouraging her] to remember that we were just making a movie...”
Basically he wanted her to chill the F out.
He continued: “I don't work well with method actors, I work best with actors who basically when you say cut it's over and the emotion is gone and when I say action they're able to go deep into it.
“But part of acting is finding emotions and finding places to go that are extreme because that's the stories we tell.”
He went on to say: “I've never had that situation where an actor was so emotionally...um... overwhelmed by the material that they lost control and hurt themselves.”
Jen actually admitted to the injury in September last year while promoting the film.
“People thought I was beaten up,” she said. “I want to just clear it up that I did it to myself. It was my own doing.”
She told Deadline: “I never lose myself in a movie. This is the only time I’ve lost myself. I couldn’t tell my body that none of it was real. I kept on hyperventilating.”
As for Darren’s casting decision in her, he seems to regret ever getting her for the role.
He revealed, “It was so interesting because people talked about how gifted she was. I had never seen her do anything like this before and I didn’t know if she would or could do it.
“She taught herself how to act and she is a very technical actor. She just absorbed all the material we gave her and unleashed it and it exploded.”