Dailies | ‘American Hustle’ Revealed: Jennifer Lawrence Zeroes in On Her Character's Desperation (Exclusive Video)

The Oscar-winner looks at the supporting role that earned her a second nomination

Another year, another all-out, scene-stealing performance in a critically acclaimed, David O. Russell-directed film for Jennifer Lawrence.

An Oscar winner at just 22-years-old for her rollicking performance as the semi-unstable Tiffany Maxwell in “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence is back in the hunt for another statuette this year, thanks to another outsized, grief-stricken turn as Christian Bale‘s wife Roslyn in “American Hustle.”

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Despite being the only main cast member who wasn't actually alive during the Abscam Scandal on which film is (loosely) based, she slipped right into the late-70s garb — and slipped out of it when necessary — and entirely embodied the desperate, lonely, angry Roslyn, whose well-earned spite helped cause great trouble for Bale and associates played by Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

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In this exclusive featurette, Lawrence discusses the role, and zeroes in on the character's desperate need for companionship, as well as the greater existential complication of our lives not turning out the way we had imagined. Something tells us Lawrence doesn't have to worry about that one in real life, though.

Watch more of TheWrap's exclusive “American Hustle” character close-ups:

‘American Hustle’ Revealed: Bradley Cooper on Taking Emotional Risks (Exclusive Video)

‘American Hustle’ Revealed: Christian Bale's Performance Is ‘Legendary,’ Says Director David O. Russell (Exclusive Video)

‘American Hustle's’ Amy Adams: Bradley Cooper Was ‘a Gentleman’ While Pulling Up My Skirt (Exclusive Video)

  • hupto

    It's her third nomination. You're forgetting WINTER'S BONE.

  • spike

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTOR OF AMERICAN HUSTLE.

    Hey folks, the movie's surely to be good, but the amount of Oscar-related promotion you have paid for, the constant banner ads all over the internet, the flaks working overtime to tout your movie, the ad supplements to Variety and Hollywood Reporter which must cost an arm and a leg, hey! stop! it's getting nauseating in its volume and intensity! Enough already. If you think you can BUY your Oscar, you're sickeningly correct in that estimation, but you denigrate the entire film industry with your ceaseless pandering of the movie. “Oh, but everyone's doing it,” you say. So what? Does that make it right? Show some class, for God's sake. Please!

    • sam

      Hope you post the same rant on the 12 Years Slave, Gravity, The Wolf of W.S, Dallas Buyer's Club etc pages and promotional advertisement.

      If not then get a life and move on.