Jennifer Lawrence Denies David Russell Feud
Star speaks out to quash rumours of strife on movie set...
Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker David O. Russell have a hell of a track record together, with one best actress Oscar and another nomination to their credit.
But gossip from the set of their new project Joy suggests things are not all sweetness and light between the pair - with TMZ reporting angry rows over the movie.
However J-Law has now taken the unusual step of logging onto Facebook herself to set things straight - shooting those pesky rumours down.
She wrote: "Hey guys! It's Jen! 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. 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!"
TMZ had reported an unholy row on the set of the movie last week.
It wrote at the time: "We're told there was a loud argument Tuesday on the Boston set between David and Jennifer, and it started over a scene.
"The eyewitness says David started screaming at her... it was ear-piercing and laced with profanities."
It has been suggested elsewhere that Russell favours a "method" approach with his acting talent, getting them riled up in order to elicit a realistic performance from them.
TMZ also claimed that Russell ordered movie mogul Harvey Weinstein off the set - a claim which was later denied by Weinstein's rep.