Bradley Cooper and David O’Russell, the star and director, respectively, of ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ have spoken up about their leading lady at the BFI Film festival, the first time the film has screened outside North America [technically]. Indiewire reports that they were full of praises for Jennifer Lawrence, who was unfortunately absent while she is shooting the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, in Atlanta.
Cooper said, “We were a week into shooting and all of a sudden this young woman comes up and just blew us away. The first scene that she shot was the scene after my character goes to deliver the letter, which is a pretty heavy scene. And she was just like a beam of light. She's like 10 and 40 years old at the same time. She was 21 when she shot the film. She has a great heart and she's a beautiful person."
Russell also added that she blew him away during her audition, despite her being one of the last actresses to audition. He said, “We had our choice of several young actresses and she was the last to audition. She auditioned via Skype from her parents home in Kentucky. And frankly I didn't have any expectations about it. But she just knocked everybody out."