Reports that “American Hustle” director David O. Russell abused Amy Adams on the set of the 2013 movie circulated after the infamous Sony hack, and now the star is confirming the accusations. While Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was able to brush off Russell’s abrasive nature, Adams was hurt by his words.
"He did [make me cry],” she told GQ magazine about Russell Monday. “I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most. Jennifer doesn't take any of it on. She's Teflon. And I am not Teflon. But I also don't like to see other people treated badly ... It's not ok with me. Life to me is more important than movies. It really taught me how to separate work and home. Because I was like, I cannot bring this experience home with me to my daughter."
The “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” star had nothing but positive things to say about Lawrence and how she has spoken out about the gender pay gap. "I'm really proud of Jennifer. What I liked is that it was not necessarily about getting paid, or not getting paid ... It's like we [women] have been conditioned to not be controversial, to not cause problems,” she said. “It's about finding your voice."
Adams' interview confirms what Jonathan Alter sent in an email to Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton. “He treated the crew like s---, demanded his own bathroom at all times and frightened people, as he famously had on Three Kings.” Alter, a journalist and friend of Lynton, alleged “He grabbed one guy by the collar, cursed out people repeatedly in front of others and so abused Amy Adams that Christian Bale got in his face and told him to stop acting like an ass----.”
Adam’s new movie, “ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is slated to premiere in theaters Friday, March 24.
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