Hollywood star, Jennifer Lawrence, claims that male directors have the “biggest hissy fits” on set.
“The Hunger Games” star made the comment during a recent round table appearance where she named dropped troubled director Singer, whom she worked with on the X-Men franchise.
She also shared that it was “incredible” working with female directors as they work with better schedules and prevent huge fights from happening on set.
The actress recently took back her claim about being the first woman to star as a lead in an action film. She is widely recognized for portraying Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise.
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‘I’ve Seen The Biggest Hissy Fits Thrown On Set’
During her appearance on a Hollywood Reporter roundtable panel, Lawrence opened up about starring on film sets and how emotions could sometimes flare up when working with some male directors, per Page Six.
In her discussion, she named dropped Bryan Singer, who has recently come under fire for allegedly having sex with boys below the legal age, a claim he has since denied through his attorney.
“I’ve worked with Bryan Singer. I’ve seen emotional men, I’ve seen the biggest hissy fits thrown on set,” the 32-year-old told her fellow panel members, which included Claire Foy, Danielle Deadwyler, Emma Corrin, Michelle Williams, and Michelle Yeoh.
The statement elicited laughter from the ladies, who seemed to have an understanding of the “hissy fits” Lawrence appeared to be referring to
Lawrence then compared working with female directors to male ones, saying it was “incredible” working with the former.
Jennifer Lawrence On Working With Female Directors
Among her reasons, she cited female directors made sure that the cast and crew came first, despite having strict production timelines. She also mentioned how they made sure the timetable was flexible and continually checked to ensure there was no animosity on set.
“‘The schedule made sense. There were no huge fights. If an actor had a personal thing and wanted to leave early, instead of going, “Oh! Well, we’d all love to leave early!” we’d put our heads together and go, “OK. How can we figure this out?'” the actress said during the roundtable discussion.
The Hunger Games” star further disproved the idea that women can’t hold positions of authority because they are “too emotional,” as she opined that female directors were the “calmest, best decision-makers.”
Lawrence added, per Page Six, “[Lila Neugebauer’s] my third female director and they are the calmest, best decision-makers I’ve ever worked with. I absolutely love working with female directors.”
Jennifer Lawrence Retracted Her Controversial Action Movie Claim
Jennifer’s panel participation follows the recent retraction of her claim as the first female ever to be chosen as the star of an action film during a conversation with fellow Oscar winner Viola Davis for Variety’s Actors on Actors series last week.
“That’s certainly not what I meant to say at all. I know that I am not the only woman who has ever led an action film,” she told the publication that her opinion was misconstrued by the public per The Hollywood Reporter.
She added, “What I meant to emphasize was how good it feels. And I meant that with Viola [Davis] — to blow past these old myths that you hear about … about the chatter that you would hear around that kind of thing. But it was my blunder, and it came out wrong. I had nerves talking to a living legend.
Jennifer Lawrence Garnered Critical Acclaim For Her ‘Hunger Games’ Role
The mother-of-one is well known for her work in the franchise inspired by the dystopian novels written by author Suzanne Collins.
Lawrence starred as Katniss in its four installments: 2012’s “Hunger Games,” 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and the final installments, 2014’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” and 2015’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”
Her selection for the role follows a string of legendary female action stars who appeared in immensely popular films prior to 2012, including Milla Jovovich as Alice in the Resident Evil trilogy, Weaver as Ellen Ripley in the “Alien: franchise, Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the treasure hunting franchise “Tomb Raider,” and Uma Thurman in two volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.”