David O.Russell, the director of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, is joining Tom Cruise and Kanye in the Head Up Your Ass club after comparing Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games schedule to slavery to The New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l (via EOnline).
“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money. 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,” the screenwriter continued. “And I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.” Russell, 55, also compared The Hunger Games to a “hamster wheel” and claimed Lawrence takes on more artistic roles as a “vacation” from her more commercial movies.
Jennifer hasn’t complained about her schedule, so I’m sure she’s super grateful to David for dragging her name into a PR shitshow. Sorry about that snort of derision, David. You’re so right! The struggle is REAL for Jennifer Lawrence! There’s nobody in Hollywood that she could have talked to about the downsides of signing on to film a book franchise if she was that worried about it! She couldn’t have asked Charlie Hunnam why he pulled his dick out of 50 Shades or gone around L.A. kicking refrigerator boxes until she found Robert Pattinson? And granted an eye roll, a greasy hair toss and a mumbled “fuckin’ sucks, man” coming from Kristen Stewart could apply to any number of things, but Jennifer could still make it work for her situation.
Jennifer has done 16 films in 5 years and when she burns out I’m sure it will be completely relatable and gif-able, just like every other fucking thing she does. Fingers crossed her dismount from the proverbial hamster wheel looks like this!