We've already been able to revel a little bit in Jennifer Lawrence's great upcoming up-do'd role for American Hustle, but now that the first of the press have actually started seeing the movie, we are officially into the slide towards the movie actually being released and even further celebrated for the extremely notable hairstyles therein. It also means we get more looks at Jennifer Lawrence's American Hustle character. The more we see of it, the more we can't wait for her to play the manic-depressive alcoholic housewife.
This particular clip has Lawrence's character Rosalyn Rosenfeld out to dinner with Christian Bale's Irving Rosenfeld (he plays her May-December husband) and Jeremy Renner's Carmine Polito. There is a second lady there, too, as Polito's date, but I don't know who she is (which is not to say that she is not good).
The clip mainly revolves around Rosalyn indulging the other woman with tales of her new nail polish and its unique smell, then demanding that everyone at the table smell her nails. It's one of three glimpses we've seen into Lawrence's character for this film, and every new one has us more and more sure that Lawrence is headed for another Oscar season (or at least Oscar contender season) in this one. The rest of the press seems to agree.
American Hustle director David O. Russell said this about the character of Rosalyn in Lawrence's Vogue profile a little while back, and it piqued our interest:
It’s a character who is kind of an unhinged, intense, manipulative, brilliant, but also soulful and heartbreaking Long Island housewife. And that was exciting to [Lawrence]. [Lawrence] has a genuine, in-her-blood joy in the inhabitation of other people.
"Unhinged, intense, manipulative, brilliant, but also soulful"? And also going head to head against Amy Adams? Bring on this movie, Hollywood. Because we smell some truly rad female characters headed our way.