The actress stars as Rosalyn, a bored, big-haired New Jersey housewife to Christian Bale’s bearded con man, in the 1970s-set drama. Lawrence shows off her character’s (lack of) kitchen prowess in the scene, setting her microwave ablaze with tinfoil and then berating her on-screen hubby about the appliance’s shortcomings.
Watch the clip below. (Warning: contains NSFW language.)
“American Hustle” is a bit of a “Silver Linings Playbook” reunion for Lawrence, who won an Oscar for her performance in that film. In addition to re-teaming with director Russell, she also stars opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. Rounding out the cast is Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, with supporting performances from Louis C.K., Michael Pena and Jack Huston.
Russell unveiled the first six minutes of “American Hustle” last weekend during his tribute at AFI Fest in Los Angeles.
“I’m superstitious so I don’t want to say too much, but I’m very excited about it,” Russell said during the screening, according to USA Today. “We watched the film yesterday and it’s wonderful to see when everything comes together at a higher level than it was before, even when you were excited about it before.”