David O. Russell: Jennifer Lawrence’s Work In ‘The Hunger Games’ Is Slavery

The Superficial / January 14, 2014

The Hunger Games are essentially the next Twilight series albeit with better acting, reviews and story because it’s not a Mormom abstinence parable with sparkle-wiener vampires. So with that naturally comes a grueling film schedule and public attention which Jennifer Lawrence has never openly complained about because she’s the anti-Kristen Stewart a.k.a. fucking delightful. Which is why it makes no sense that David O. Russell would tell Confidenti@l that her work in the franchise is on par with slavery. Yup.

“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.

And David O. Russell might be completely right. The Hunger Games probably is physically draining on Jennifer Lawrence and not exactly the most artistic of endeavors, but at the end of the day, she makes millions of dollars for doing a goddamn dream job and is gracious enough not to even think anyone would want to hear her bitch about it. Except now she just got roped to a jackass who went straight Kanye and compared it to slavery. Which is rich coming from the guy George Clooney once punched in the face for assaulting an assistant director on the set of Three Kings. Then again, Russell could’ve just accidentally said the word “marriage” within earshot of Clooney, so that may not have been the best example. Ignore that one.

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