New York, Jan 15 ANI | 2 years ago

David O. Russell, who helmed Jennifer Lawrence starrer film 'American Hustle', has drawn flak for referring to the Oscar-winning actress' work in 'The Hunger Games' franchise as slavery.

In 2012, the New York Daily News had reported that the blonde beauty may not be able to make it through awards season as she was down with pneumonia.

Now, during an interview with the same publication at Australian Academy's AACTA Awards, Russell said that the 23-year-old star should be given a bit of a breathing room because the franchise is basically "printing money".

Russell went on to say that Lawrence's contract with the franchise was like the movie '12 years of slavery', where a black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery in the United States.

(Posted on 15-01-2014)

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