Monday 22 December 2014

David O.Russell apologises for comparing Jennifer Lawrence's franchise work as slavery

Published 14/01/2014 | 18:07

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Director David O.Russell has apologised for controversially comparing Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games franchise work as true slavery.

The American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook director yesterday said that Lawrence's long days of hard work filming the Hunger Games is the modern equivalent slavery.

‘I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money," he began. "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.”

Mr O. Russell did indeed find himself in hot water for the comments and apologised for the suggestion today.

Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humour. I realized it the minute I said it and I am truly sorry," he told the MailOnline.

Jennifer is known for experimenting with fashion
Jennifer is known for experimenting with fashion
Jennifer continues her tour de Dior at the SAG Awards
Dior once more at the Golden Globes
Jennifer wore a couture gown by Dior while accepting her Best Actress award at this years Oscars
She slipped into a cozier looking and slinkier dress for the Vanity Fair after party
Lawrence landed her first US Vogue cover in September this year
Her David Koma dress at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards is a fun and flirty LBD
At the Independent Spirit Awards, she chose a cut-out embellished LBD
The actress rocked monochrome to perfection at the Cannes Film Festival
Its Dior again while on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire promotional tour
She wears a white tailored coat in Berlin
Jennifer tried a saucier look in Paris, wearing, what else? Dior
Her riskiest look yet - her chainmail-esque see-through gown polarised opinion
She embraced 70s style while filming American Hustle
Her oh-so-pretty colourful dress at the Hunger Games world premiere in London was simply stunning
We. Love. This.
At the American hustle press conference, she showed off her taut tummy in monochrome
Jennifer is rocking her pixie cut, which she debuted in November

Lawrence contracted pneumonia last year and her director and friend blamed her work with the hugely popular franchise for her illness.

And the Oscar winner earned $26 million last year, with most of her income coming from her Hunger Games role.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actress Sofia Vergara attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: It's a thumbs-up for Sofia Vergara in this dramatic Zac Posen creation. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: Host Amy Poehler achieves the unofficial title of best dressed in this asymmetrical Stella McCartney gown (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style miss: Zoe Saldana attempts a twist on the LBD in this Prabal Gurung number but borders on too fussy for the glamorous red carpet (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Style hit: Amy Adams channels her 'American Hustle' penchant for low necklines and carries it off with style.
Style hit: Helen Mirren will never fail in the style stakes. This Jenny Packham gown is uber-flattering for the 68-year-old.
Style hit: Cate Blanchett had people talking for all the right reasons as a result of her full-length Armani dress.
Style hit: 'Downton Abbey' star Michelle Dockery gets the thumbs-up from us in Oscar de la Renta.
Style hit: Kerry Washington knows how to dress a bump. The actress was glowing on the red carpet. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Style hit: Margot Robbie certainly had the wow factor on the Golden Globes red carpet. The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star was clad in a white Gucci gown. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN
Style miss: Zooey Deschanel is a style miss on the red carpet. The actress's Oscar de la Renta look almost crossed the line from vintage into dated.
Style hit: What a fresh look! Sandra Bullock certainly surprised in a coloured panel dress designed by Prabal Gurung. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: Actress Jessica Chastain looked as classy as ever in this fitted, textured Givenchy gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: Lupita Nyong'o ignored the old-school rule of never to wear red on the red carpet... and carried it off to become the style diva of the night. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style miss: Actress Emma Watson fashion experiment fails as she pairs a backless Dior gown with a pair of black trousers.
Style hit: 'We're The Millers' star Emma Roberts channelled old Hollywood glam in this Lanvin creation.
Style miss: Lena Dunham braves it in yellow, but could have chosen a better fit (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: Taylor Swift keeps her look young in this two-toned Caroline Herrara dress.
Style miss: Julia Roberts monochrome D&G doesn't have the glam factor we expected from her. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style hit: Actress Jennifer Lawrence was very near to a miss in this bland Dior gown, but we just couldn't do it. It's a hit for now J-Law... (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Style miss: 'Modern Family' Julie Bowen's two-toned Caroline Herrera creation just doesn't hit the fashion mark.

On Sunday, the actress won the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her role in American Hustle and is expecting to receive an Academy Award nomination on Thursday, when the nods are announced.

 

 

 

 

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