Amy Adams Admits David O. Russell Made Her Cry On The 'American Hustle' Set

"I was really just devastated [...] I mean, not every day, but most."
Amy Adams covers the latest issue of British GQ
Amy Adams covers the latest issue of British GQ

Jennifer Lawrence might want to be buried next to David O. Russell, but it sounds like Amy Adams can't get far away enough from the "American Hustle" director. 

The redhead covers the latest issue of British GQ, which promises to transform the actress from "American Sweetheart" to "Red-Hot Bombshell" (yawn), and from her description of Russell's directing style, it seems like he's a total dream on the "American Hustle" set. 

Just kidding. 

“He did ... I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most," Adams revealed to the magazine when asked if the director made her cry. "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."

This isn't the first time we've heard of tension between the actress and the "Silver Linings Playbook" director. Thanks to the Sony hack, an email between Sony exec Michael Lynton and journalist Jonathan Alter revealed that Russell "so abused Amy Adams that Christian Bale got in his face and told him to stop acting like an asshole.”

Adams not only had to suffer under Russell's direction, but also had to remain professional, even when she knew she was being paid less than her male "American Hustle" co-stars

"I didn’t speak about it before and I’m probably not going to speak about it forever, because I disagreed with ... not Jennifer per se, but people who had opinions on how women should go about negotiating," she said. "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."

Despite her dissatisfaction with her salary, Adams has nothing but kind words for Jennifer Lawrence, who penned a powerful essay about the wage gap between men and women in Hollywood. 

"I’m really proud of Jennifer," she added. "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. It’s about finding your voice."

The April issue of British GQ is available on newsstands March 3. 



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