6:49 pm - 01/13/2014

Director David O. Russell Compares Jennifer Lawrence's Work Schedule to "12 Years of Slavery"

About this time last year, Jennifer Lawrence was suffering from pneumonia and fearful she wouldn’t make it through awards season. Now, her “American Hustle” director David O. Russell, worries the 23-year-old star he directed to a “Silver Linings Playbook” Oscar, is close to pushing herself over the edge again.

He blames “The Hunger Games” franchise.

“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money,” Russell exclusively told Confidenti@l at Friday’s Australian Academy’s AACTA Awards held in Los Angeles. “But she’s a very alive person.”

“I’ll tell you what it is about that girl — talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is. And I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”

Russell further compared “The Hunger Games” to a “hamster wheel,” claiming Lawrence takes on more artistic roles as a “vacation” of sorts. The franchise has produced two films over the past two years with another pair on the way.

The AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay went to “American Hustle” writer Eric Warren Singer and Russell. Lawrence took home best actress.

Well he’s right about one thing, he’s definitely going to get in trouble for saying it. We get the point but we’re pretty sure he’s going to be apologizing soon enough.

Hard work or not, long days on set for healthy paychecks do not even come close to the horrors of slavery!

Source: http://bossip.com/895191/american-hustle-director-slams-hunger-games-for-treatment-of-jennifer-lawrence-talk-about-12-years-of-slavery-thats-what-the-franchise-is/
brucelynn 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
beatlesluv 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
What the fuck?
foxylov3r 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
shteved 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
really? out of all the metaphors to use...
shimmeree 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
djejejse33 14th-Jan-2014 08:46 am (UTC)

lr489 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
oh shit its gon get ugly

cricketgrl 14th-Jan-2014 01:08 am (UTC)

devochkazhenya 14th-Jan-2014 01:10 am (UTC)
lol what is this from
idigurmohawk 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
oh brother..
etoile_amore 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
he is seriously disgusting
smolderhotter 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
what did she say
mistress_f 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
what did she say
crucified 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I saw that on tumblr and it killed me. God bless Queen Jessica.
whitefox 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
it's fake
ava_adore0 14th-Jan-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
it's not real. it's vanity fair fanfiction.
smolderhotter 14th-Jan-2014 12:52 am (UTC)
she looks great in that picture
crucified 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
He can go get fucked.
mistress_f 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)

This mediocre incompetent piece of shit ... i just can't
thewhowhatwhats 14th-Jan-2014 01:16 am (UTC)
Seriously. He's the fourth best director named David.
maryastor 14th-Jan-2014 01:33 am (UTC)
lynch, cronenberg, fincher?
beatlesluv 14th-Jan-2014 04:17 am (UTC)
workbitch 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
homicidalslayer 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
these_eyes_lie 14th-Jan-2014 12:53 am (UTC)
Yep. Making millions, upon millions of dollars for a job she signed up for is exactly like years of painful, dehumanizing slavery. What a fucking idiot.
handsdowntoo 14th-Jan-2014 01:00 am (UTC)
I can't. This guy has to be the biggest douchebag in cinema today.
klauses 14th-Jan-2014 01:22 am (UTC)
seriously, what a dumb analogy. and he knew exactly what he was doing by following it up with "lol so much trouble for me!" asshole
arielazul_22 14th-Jan-2014 01:51 am (UTC)
he knew he would get press for saying this shit lbr...fucking jackass
nt4michelangelo 14th-Jan-2014 02:07 am (UTC)
the worse thing about the "so much trouble for me" comment is bc he was saying it about the Hunger Games franchise, not bc the analogy was insensitive and wrong.
moneeypenny 14th-Jan-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
you pretty much summed up everything and he is disgusting
sarahsumbrella 14th-Jan-2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
IKR what the fuck is wrong with saying that she works hard and could do with a few days off? Jeez
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