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David O. Russell on Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Oscar Win

The Director recalls Lawrence wore black eyeliner in the fateful 2011 audition. "I asked her to cry and she made me cry,” he said, his own eyes filling with tears. “She cried, so she went to get a tissue in the bathroom. She went, ‘Ah! There’s a gigantic spider in the bathroom!’ She imitated how the spider went when she tried to attack [it]. That fascinated me as much as anything else. She was unlike anybody I’d ever seen.”

The Oscar winning director spoke to a group of students at LMU School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, in the ongoing series The Hollywood Masters, moderated by THR’s Stephen Galloway.