Amy Adams reveals how David O. Russell made her cry on set of American Hustle.
Following the Sony Hack, leaked emails showed that the movie’s director, David O. Russell, constantly “abused” Amy Adams. The harassment allegedly was so bad that the movie’s leading man, Christian Bale, was forced to defend her. To add insult to injury, it was also revealed that Amy Adams was paid way less than her male co-stars.
Amy Adams recently opened up about the the pay-gap on American Hustle. In the latest issue of British GQ, the actress revealed that she knew she was being paid less than male co-stars Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner. However, she decided not to discuss it before “because I disagreed with … not Jennifer per se, but people who had opinions on how women should go about negotiating.
“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 dont do it,” Adams told the glossy. “So you just have to decide if its worth it for you. It doesnt mean I liked it.”
In addition, Amy Adams admitted the the movie’s director, David O. Russell made her cry while filming American Hustle.
“He did … I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most,” she revealed to GQ. “Jennifer [Lawrence] doesnt take any of it on. Shes Teflon. And I am not Teflon.”
“But I also dont like to see other people treated badly … Its 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.”
Added Adams: “But I also dont like to see other people treated badly … Its 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.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence, addressed the pay gap controversy in an essay she wrote for Lena Dunham’s newsletter.
“Jennifer [Lawrence] doesnt take any of it on. Shes Teflon. And I am not Teflon.”
“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didnt get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself,” wrote Lawrence. “I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didnt want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I dont need.” However, she concluded, “Im over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F— that.”
Lawrence later explained to reporters that her comments were “more about how my mentality got in my own way of fighting just as hard as the men to get a better deal. Is that because Im a woman? The only point of view I have is a womans point of view.”