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Jennifer Lawrence & David O' Russell Screaming on Set of 'Joy'?

Jennifer Lawrence & David O' Russell Screaming on Set of 'Joy'?

Jennifer Lawrence reportedly got into an argument with director David O. Russell on the set of their new film Joy on Wednesday (February 25) in Boston, Mass.

According to TMZ, an eyewitness claims the 24-year-old actress and 56-year-old director were screaming profanities at each other.

The movie studio Fox 2000 told the site that there was indeed screaming, but it was just David getting Jen hyped up for an emotional scene.

Apparently, Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein showed up to set that day and David told him to leave.

Jennifer and David have worked together on several films, including Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

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  • hollywoodganstaa

    Ugh its probably crap haha.. Hope everything is okay. But there is still no proof that this happend

  • hakuna.mataaaata

    this guy is really a psycho

  • Jo

    Isn’t Russell known for his? George Clooney, Lily Tomlin e.t.c

  • hollywoodganstaa


  • Dottie_182

    This doesn’t surprise me. Did he have a huge fight with George Clooney when they were filming 3 Kings and George called him an a-hole and vowed never to work with him again?

  • Sue

    Weren’t there rumors about him and Amy Adams on American Hustle that turned out to be untrue? Not sure what to think.

  • hollywoodganstaa

    Meh DOR looks like that kind of guy but idk.

  • cyclesn

    PR story.

  • Cate

    Not hard to believe. It’s well-known that he is an unpleasant person: rude, aggressive and volatile. Look at what happened with George Clooney, Lily Tomlin and James Caan. There are also rumours he was nasty to Amy Adams on American Hustle too.

  • Violet

    Good for him, Harvey is always trying to play director.

  • j b

    Jennifer probably found out that David masturbated to her leaked nude photos.

  • TeamBella76

    B.S I’ve seen the way David directs he was probably yelling to get her pumped I’ve seen him do it !

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  • themoreyouknow

    jennifer lawrence knows russell’s secrets and puts up with them. he earned her that academy award, after all. bradley knows about his perversions too. why do you think the three all work together? he is quite the pervert. a creative pervert! (the worst kind?). cameras in trailers, re-enacting scenes alone with a director that are sexual, sexual blackmail….oh my!

  • Anastasia Vasilieva

    But Lawrence still works with him. It’s the third time, I believe? Don’t think that’s a suprise for her.

  • millerz

    Ain’t nothing JOYous about this. I’ve had friends who worked on set with him years ago and he’s kinda described as a “big baby and throws tantrums and flips out” BUT then he cools down and it’s like it never happened. Could be mental health related and thats no joke, he can get help for it. I’m sure it was a site to see though, Jens a sweetheart but she’ll duke it out with the best of them. I would pay to have seen the video, and I do feel guilty saying that so don’t judge me lol

  • Name

    From what I’ve read, Weinstein was told by Russell not to show up on set because they’re behind schedule and working fast. Weinstein isn’t the producer of “Joy”, so there isn’t a business-related reason for him to be on set. If he only wanted to see Lawrence, he could’ve waited until she was done shooting for the day. Russell also didn’t handle it well, probably throwing a fit when Weinstein showed up.

    As for the shouting match with Lawrence-Russell’s been known to yell at actors, including Lawrence, on past movies. Maybe he was getting her *in the mood* for a scene, maybe not. But if he was that bad, I doubt Lawrence would’ve signed up to do this movie with him. She’s done 2 with him before (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle), so I’m sure she knows about his temper and directing *style*.

  • carrie

    No,it was true.during AH promotion,some journalists ( Ann Thompson)said Bale didn’t want to work with O Russell because of his behaviour

  • Davis

    It’s true

  • Name

    According to the Huffington Post, reps have denied this happened. However, I don’t doubt if there was a run-in between Russell and Weinstein.

  • hollywoodganstaa

    Get a life.

  • lOsT

    When will Jennifer stop working with him? We need to see her working with some other directors.

  • truthjusticeandtheamericanway@

    I did, method acting my ass!

  • Patrick Downing

    Well TMZ it must be true.

  • Denise

    The fight among O’Russell and Weinstein can be..seems pretty credible; but,about Jennifer i think is all fake. She works with O’Russell from years,she knows him and his way of working..hard to believe in a fight. Anyway,after ‘Joy’,Jennifer must say goodbye to him..stop; there are many others producers.

  • Patrick Downing

    Jennifer Lawrence has a spine of steel. Her early success is partly attributed too that. Many actors, directors want to work with her, because she works hard and is a team player.Eva Green and Jessica Chastain have said they want to work with Russell.

  • Black Strat

    Jen or no Jen, I fail to see how a movie about the “mop lady” will captivate the public.

  • Sue

    Thank you, I didn’t know that…not sure where I heard it was untrue…or why I thought that.