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"She had three weeks off between 'X-Men' and 'Hunger Games,' and she was knackered from the whole 'Silver Linings' campaign," Russell said. "And they work her hard in that 'Hunger Games' world. The girl is constantly working."
While scouting locations for "Hustle," Russell said, he couldn't help reaching out to Lawrence about the role of Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the loose-cannon housewife of
"I said, 'I think I would feel remiss if I didn't at least tell her about this,'" Russell recalled." "And as soon as I was halfway telling her about the thing, she was so excited to play a 'Real Housewife of
Russell also talked about a charged scene in which a confrontation between Lawrence and
"Part of that was an idea that Amy Adams — feeling the electricity between her and Jennifer as opponents and lovers of the same man — said, 'What if we kissed?' And I said, 'Well, that sounds awesome, but I don't really … How would that happen?' … And so I forgot about it, and then when I was hanging out with Jennifer on set, I said, 'Oh, you know, Amy had this idea, this crazy idea.' And she just goes, 'Hmm,' and she just thinks about it and forgot about it."
Russell continued: "And then we're shooting the scene, and we're not going to do the kiss — we haven't even talked about it because we all just think that's just crazy, right? And then Jennifer suddenly says to me, 'I'm going to do it as my final punctuation mark to this toxic conversation.' And I said, 'Oh, I never thought of that.'"
The scene went over like gangbusters — except perhaps for one person. Russell said, "That was something that we had to tell Jack Huston that day that he thought he was going to kiss Jennifer. … I said, 'No, no, no, no. She already just kissed somebody. She can't kiss you.'"
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