keep the peace. Christian Balle revealed that he acted as an “intermediary” for him American hustle costar Amy Adams and director David O Russell amidst her tension on the set.
“I did what I thought was appropriate, very Irv style,” said the 48-year-old Oscar winner GQ in their November cover story, which references his character in the 2013 drama. “If I can sort of understand where it’s coming from, then I try to be more of a mediator. It’s just my nature to try to say, ‘Hey, come on, let’s go and sit down and find out. There has to be a way to make this all work.’”
Adams, 48 - who also worked with Bale on the 64-year-old director’s 2010 film, The fighter – previously revealed she would often end up crying American hustle set to. That Dark Knight For her part, Star said much of the couple’s tension stemmed from creative differences.
“You’re dealing with two such incredible talents there,” Bale continued. “Look when I feel like we’ve gotten closer somewhere [to what we set out to do] … if you get anywhere near, and if you’re working with people of the crazy creative talent of Amy or David, there’s going to be trouble.” He described his two colleagues as “f-king phenomenal.” american psycho Star added, “You have to remember that it was the nature of the characters as well. Right? These characters weren’t people who would shy away from anything.”
Bale added that neither he nor Adams wanted the behind-the-scenes drama to overshadow the finished product or affect the way audiences watch American hustle. “And by the way, I don’t decide that for her, she told me that,” he said.
That Enchanted Star first opened up about her difficult experience working with Russell in an interview with British in 2016 GQ. “I was really devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most of the time,” Adams said at the time. “jennifer [Lawrence] takes none of it. She is Teflon. And I’m not Teflon. But I also don’t like it when other people are treated badly. It’s not okay for me.”
The Oscar nominee continued, “Life is more important to me than movies. It really taught me to separate work and home. Because I was like, ‘I can’t bring this experience home to my daughter.’”
Adams is far from the only actor to have spoken out about it joy the filmmaker’s controversial stance on set. During an interview in 2000 with playboy, George Clooney claimed Russell had been on the set of “yelling and yelling at people all day” from day one three Kings. That Ocean’s Eleven star, 61, doubled down on his allegations three years later when speaking to him vanity fair.
“I wouldn’t take it if he humiliated and yelled and yelled at crew members who weren’t allowed to defend themselves,” he told the outlet in 2003. “I don’t believe in it and it drives me crazy. So my job was to humiliate the people who performed the humiliation.”
However, in February 2012, the progeny Star revealed that he and Russell buried the hatchet. “We made a really, really great movie and we’ve had a really hard time together, but we’re both getting older,” he said The Hollywood Reporter. “I really appreciate the work he continues to do and I think he appreciates what I’m trying to do.”
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