She spoke to the magazine about her role in this fall’s American Hustle, a David O. Russell film that is almost guaranteed to be nominated for Best Picture.
Lawrence took the role in between filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Rosalyn is 100 percent a product of David’s imagination,” she says. “She’s a manic-depressive alcoholic, and I couldn’t wait. Plus, I got to make out with Christian Bale.”
“I couldn’t say no,” Lawrence told Vogue about taking the role. “And then when I was on set, I was like, ‘This is so much more important than a vacation. It’s so much better for my brain to be creatively stimulated in this way.’ It reminded me: This is what I love.”
“It’s a character who is kind of an unhinged, intense, manipulative, brilliant, but also soulful and heartbreaking Long Island housewife,” Russell told Vogue about the character Lawrence is playing. “And that was exciting to her. She has a genuine, in-her-blood joy in the inhabitation of other people.”
Russell told Vogue that Lawrenced asked Silver Linings Playbook co-stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro about “what it’s like to have people come up to you on the street.”