Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t use social media often (much to our dismay), so you know that when she does, it has to be for a super important reason.
The 24-year-old star took to Facebook on Friday (Feb. 27) to clear up rumors that she and her “Joy” director, David O. Russell, had been feuding on set.
The gossip started swirling after a report from TMZ claimed Jennifer and Russell had gotten into a “loud argument” on set in Boston earlier this week, and that Russell’s yelling was “ear-piercing and laced with profanities.”
A studio rep clarified that it was all “method acting,” and that Russell was simply trying to get Jen hyped up for a dramatic scene.
In any case, her rare Facebook post put the kibosh on all the so-called dramz,
“Hey guys! It’s Jen!” she wrote on her page. “I know I don’t go on here a lot because I can barely work email but there’s been a terrible rumor going around the last 24 hours so I wanted to clear it up.”
“David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship,” Jennifer continued. “I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey. This movie is going great and I’m having a blast making it!”
First of all, Jen’s post deserves a standing ovation simply for its stellar use of the word “malarkey” (even if we kinda wish she had used that opportunity to make a “Hunger Games” pun. “Mellark”-y?).
Second of all, of course we should all believe her. After all, Lawrence and Russell are a dream team; a creative match made in heaven. They worked together before on 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which Jen nabbed a Best Actress Oscar, as well as 2013’s “American Hustle,” which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination. So clearly they have a great working relationship and are close buddies by now.
What’s more, “Joy” is a “Silver Linings Playbook” reunion of sorts for Lawrence, Russell, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro, so we can only imagine the, ahem, joy of having the whole squad back together.
The film — which tells the story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano — is slated for release in December.