Darren Aronofsky is best known as the Oscar-nominated director of such film as “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler”, but to students at Duke University he’s simply “that guy who let me FaceTime with Jennifer Lawrence if I promised to vote.”
Aronofsky spent the day of the U.S. presidential election in Durham, North Carolina, on the campus of Duke University, where he offered students a bargain: if they promised to vote, they could chat on FaceTime with his rumoured girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence.
An effective strategy? You bet, with one student taking to Twitter to post a photo of Aronofsky on campus holding up his cellphone, on which the “Hunger Games” star can clearly be seen.
“I just casually FaceTimed with Jennifer Lawrence,” writes Duke freshman Ethan Udell. “Darren Aronofsky is the man.”
Another student writes: “When Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend is on campus bribing students to go vote in exchange for a FaceTime with her.”
As Udell revealed in an interview with E! News, a group of between 15-20 students spoke with JLaw via FaceTime, touching on topics ranging from politics to the “Hunger Games” filmes.
“Darren flew in this morning from New York to try to get more students to vote, since North Carolina is a swing state and Duke had its lowest student early voting numbers since 2008. They walked around promoting voting all day,” Udell says, adding that Aronofsky “even called cars for kids to head to the voting location.”