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Director David O. Russell on Jennifer Lawrence's Wage Inequality Essay: 'I Support Her & All Women'

Director David O. Russell on Jennifer Lawrence's Wage Inequality Essay: 'I Support Her & All Women'

David O. Russell is speaking out about Jennifer Lawrence‘s recent wage inequality essay for Lena Dunham‘s Lenny Letter.

The 57-year-old director, who has worked with the 25-year-old actress on Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and his latest film Joy, says he supports her opinion on the topic.

“I always support all my actors and all their opinions, and I want them all to get what they need,” David told THR. “I don’t really talk about the minutia of what goes on in my movies, but I believe the spirit of what Jennifer is saying is truthful to her heart. I support her and all women in that.”

“I understand what she’s saying, and I think people in the business do too, and I also understand people saying, ‘Well, let’s talk about the minutia of the deal.’ It’s hard to make a movie come together with a lot of big stars,” David continued. “American Hustle had a lot of big stars in it, we all contributed to help make it happen.”

He added, “But I also respect that Jennifer is finding her voice, and I think it’s in service of something very important. Jennifer‘s character in Joy is about the same thing – maturity, learning what it is to have your own space and express your own voice, and to have power. And that’s what she’s learning.”

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  • j b

    Jennifer is kind of cocky for a feminist that willingly takes nude cell phone pictures of herself for the pleasure of a man. Thanks for the leak we know the kind of woman she really is despite the image she portrays.

  • i love people

    Whats the big deal with sending pics for bf. Couples see each other naked everyday. Four years of long distance relationship CANNOT happen without sharing intimacy online in this age of smartphones.On top of that she n her bf were always working during that period. They should have been really in love becoz she could have chosen anyone who is more accessible to her. Relationship needs two people to be happy, earlier people used to talk sex on phone ,now they have internet. ALL IS FAIR in love and ***.
    She told a couple of times the only way they spend time together is on skype or facetime. When these things happen women get all the blame but men r the ones who keep on requesting for such things. How long can a women in love refuse her lovers requests?
    Statistics say 90 percent of long distance relationships use Int for intimacy.
    Bedroom behaviour of even our parents are completely different from the way they behave with us, its a special one meant only for your patner. Basic instincts. So how jen behaves with her parents and us is completely different to the way she is in her bedroom. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Of course, you can have your opinion, pleasebe decent if u r replying.

  • i love people

    Whats the big deal with sending pics for bf. Couples see each other naked everyday. Four years of long distance relationship CANNOT happen without sharing intimacy online in this age of smartphones.On top of that she n her bf were always working during that period. They should have been really in love becoz she could have chosen anyone who is more accessible to her. Relationship needs two people to be happy, earlier people used to talk sex on phone ,now they have internet. ALL IS FAIR in love and ***.
    She told a couple of times the only way they spend time together is on skype or facetime. When these things happen women get all the blame but men r the ones who keep on requesting for such things. How long can a women in love refuse her lovers requests?
    Statistics say 90 percent of long distance relationships use Int for intimacy.
    Bedroom behaviour of even our parents are completely different from the way they behave with us, its a special one meant only for your patner. Basic instincts. So how jen behaves with her parents and us is completely different to the way she is in her bedroom. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Of course, you can have your opinion, pleasebe decent if u r replying.

  • i love people

    Whatever russell says ,jlaw was paid atleast 3 million dollars in total less than jeremy renner n bradley cooper.How is that even allowed it totally blew my mind when all the three had similar screen time. Anyways, Jen instead of complaining about it took the blame on herself and focussed more on the larger issue of lack of voice for women in workplace which is very frustrating. I face it all the time too n we fight it all the time.

  • FrenchGirl

    She was a late addition of the casting. It’s thanks of Cooper,Bale,O Russell and 2 of some producers what the production was able to pay her. They gave on their own parts.
    This movie is not a good example.

  • FerCat

    You have no evidence those pics were meant for a man.

  • FerCat

    You have no evidence those pics were meant for a man.

  • SW

    I can’t really feel sorry for her, when she makes millions and more money in a month than most people in a lifetime.