A Fox 2000 says that Russell was just getting Lawrence amped up for a scene in which after the Tomlin video went public."When people see this clip, particularly if you're not in the film business, they'd think, 'This guy's insane! Things happen when you're in this machine that's been rolling along for several months."Russell has gotten a lot of his old gang back together for , including Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.On Tuesday, when they shot the emotional scene in question, production wrapped early, with Russell figuring Lawrence had been through enough for one day. He was never thrown off the set."Fox 2000 also clarified that Weinstein never went to the set, but rather met with Lawrence at the production's base camp in the Boston area.Also regarding TMZ's report about über-producer Harvey Weinsteinmaking an unannounced visit to the set on Tuesday but being asked to leave for fear so that his presence wouldn't be a distraction, a rep for Weinstein tells E! Everyone from the cast and crew knew he was coming to see Jennifer Lawrence.
This movie is going great and I’m having a blast making it! Clearly all of the rumors that have been circulating were either completely fabricated then.Russell said Lawrence wore black eyeliner in the fateful 2011 audition. I was like, ‘Well, Van Gogh didn’t start painting until his early 30s, so it’s not a bad example. Otherwise it ain’t going to be your art or your vision. And that’s for Jennifer and I to do.” Future filmed on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. "I asked her to cry and she made me cry,” he said, his own eyes filling with tears as he spoke about Lawrence. ’ She imitated how the spider went when she tried to attack [it]. She was unlike anybody I’d ever seen.” Lawrence, who was "an eleventh-hour addition" to ," had made a worse first impression on Russell when they briefly met at a January 2011 American Film Institute lunch. ’ I said, ‘Wow, she doesn’t look anything like that.’ Then [later in 2011], she did a Skype audition that blew me away." THR COVER: The Wild Imagination of David O. "I went personally to his office in New York to show him the Skype. And then I found the script in the garbage down in the lobby of the building.” It was only in his 30s that Russell found success with his first feature, . He did OK.’ I don’t think he made it to 40, but let’s not focus on that part.” Russell said he was veering away from his reported interest in working in TV -- which may be bad news for ABC, which is developing a series for him. My guest today is really one of the most original filmmakers in America. He has this extraordinary gift of capturing all the chaos in life, and managing to make it somehow a coherent narrative. RUSSELL: Thanks Steve, for that lovely introduction. I remember saying to my dad, ‘Hey, dad, I made this year ,000.’ I somehow thought that was impressive. David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.