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How About We All Agree To Just Never Compare Acting In Movies To Either Slavery Or War?

By Kelly Conaboy / January 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

This should be easy? Just think of something else. I’ll go first. Okay. Being a famous actor. Often the hours are long, you often have to stay in a hotel somewhere away from your family, the pay is extraordinary but can come with the sacrifice of privacy, someone does your hair and makeup every day which actually isn’t that great because you have sensitive skin, people bring you coffee and juice if you want it and you do want it because last night’s shoot didn’t wrap up until this morning and you only got a few hours of sleep and you might be coming down with something, you have to do press junkets — ugggghh, ummm. Ahhhh. I don’t know. Slavery? UGGGHHHH, THIS IS HARD! From the NY Daily News:

About this time last year, Jennifer Lawrence was suffering from pneumonia and fearful she wouldn’t make it through awards season. Now, her “American Hustle” director David O. Russell, worries the 23-year-old star he directed to a “Silver Linings Playbook” Oscar, is close to pushing herself over the edge again. He blames “The Hunger Games” franchise.

“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money,” Russell exclusively told Confidenti@l at Friday’s Australian Academy’s AACTA Awards held in Los Angeles. “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.”

Haha. Uh. The most upsetting part of this quote is that he is talking about a franchise focused on a young woman who is forced by the money and power-hungry people in charge of her to put on a happy face while going through great physical and mental turmoil — he literally could have just used The Hunger Games. Though, I guess the saddest part of 12 Years A Slave WAS when the slaves were sick and maybe couldn’t make it through award season, so. Oh brother. I guess Tom Cruise was found to be somewhat innocent of his comparison crimes, but David O. Russell, YOU COME ON.