David O. Russell Calls Jennifer Lawrence’s “Hunger Games” Gig “Slavery”

Posted Tuesday January 14, 2014 12:15 PM GMT

She’s one of the hardest-working women in showbiz, and Jennifer Lawrence needs a vacation according to David O. Russell.

The “American Hustle” director told the New York Daily News he’s concerned that Lawrence’s workload for “The Hunger Games” franchise is too much.

Russell noted, “I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money.”

“I’ll tell you what it is about that girl- talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is… I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”

Cue the controversy!

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