Why do I get the feeling that Lily Tomlin read that headline and started screaming “Don’t hold back, Katniss! Whoop that trick, word-style!”
According to TMZ, things got all Hunger Games between noted asshole/director David O. Russell and America’s Girlfriend/actress Jennifer Lawrence on the set of the movie Joy on Tuesday. A source on the set says they saw an argument start between David and Jennifer over a scene that progressed into a dramatic cuss-filled screaming match. Surprise surprise, David O. Russell was doing most of the screaming and swearing (I head the O in his name stands for “Oh f#@$% c*!$#“).
The source says that next day, JLaw’s BFF Harvey Weinstein showed up on set in Boston to check things out and say hi to his boo (aka to make sure Jennifer and David hadn’t started choking each other out). He apparently got as far as the makeup trailer before he was told to GTFO by David, who no doubt threw in a couple extra ‘fucks’ for good measure.
And it wasn’t just famous types who caught verbal shit from David O. Russell; another source claims to have witnessed David getting all David O. Russell-y with a studio executive after she came to the defense of a producer David wanted to fire. The witness says David went in on her like a proper asshole and she started crying.
However, a rep for the film’s studio – Fox 2000 – says that it’s all just a bunch of big misunderstandings. Yes, the screaming fight between JLaw and David happened, but no, it wasn’t real; it was (take it away, Jon Lovitz) ACTING! They say that JLaw was getting all method with David and they were practicing for a scene where she loses her shit. They also say that Harvey Weinstein was only asked to leave the set because filming was going so well and David thought his visit would be a “distraction”. And about that fight with the studio executive who left in tears? That was just a “heated” argument, and she definitely didn’t start crying.
Who would have thought that a biopic about a lady who sells hangers on HSN would cause so much damn DRAMA. Actually, scratch that – David O. Russell could make a movie about your bland aunt trying to decide which shade of light beige to paint her hallway, and every day on set would still end in an expletive-laced screaming match.
And since most angry outbursts can be traced back to food, I suggest the craft service truck on the set of Joy try to prevent any further fights by making sure there’s always enough pizza on hand for JLaw and edible sedatives and foods which they can be snuck into by David O. Russell’s assistant for David O. Russell.
Here’s Jennifer Lawrence making her way to The Octagon (aka the set of Joy) yesterday morning in her jammy-jams: