Amy Adams has revealed that director David O. Russell’s abuse made her cry on the set of the Oscar-nominated film American Hustle.
Opening up to British GQ magazine, the 41-year-old actress said: “He did [make her cry]. I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most. Jennifer [Lawrence] 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."
Adams was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 2013 film.
She also weighed in on the pay gap. “The truth is we hire people to negotiate on our behalf, men and women… I knew I was being paid less and I still agreed to do it because the option comes down to do it or don’t do it. So you just have to decide if it’s worth it for you. It doesn’t mean I liked it.”
“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. It’s about finding your voice,” she continued.
Adams isn’t the first to feel the wrath of notoriously bad-tempered Russell.
On the set of the 1999 Three Kings, George Clooney allegedly had a tussle with him. In 2004, Clooney said to Premiere magazine: “Quite honestly, if he comes near me, I’ll sock him right in the f**king mouth.”
In a separate interview, Russell said: “I never physically attacked him. If I ran into him, I’d say, ‘Shut the f--k up, you lying-ass bitch’”.
That same year, the director again clashed with another actor, Lily Tomlin.
While filming I Heart Huckabees, a video leaked online of him spewing out a slew of swear words at her.
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