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09.16.08 8 Comments

Director David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) is probably most famous for calling Lily Tomlin a c*nt in the above video (and being asked “Why don’t you f-ck your whole movie?” in turn).  He also reportedly got into a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings, and had his most recent film, Nailed, shut down a number of times for losing financing.  MTV recently sat down with Nailed stars [hee hee! -Ed.] Catherine Keener and Jessica Biel to find out what it was like working with Russell.

“He’s wonderful,” Catherine Keener said.
“I love him,” co-star Jessica Biel echoed. “He pulled such a bizarre cool interesting performance out of everyone. It was quite an interesting experience. David was amazing.”
“The shutdowns were killing us,” Biel said.  “That was the only really sh–ty part.”
But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that the stoppages have inspired an attitude of perseverance in the cast, Keener insisted. “This felt like it was happening despite all of the obstacles,” she said. “It felt like us against the man. We were like — you cannot shut us down!”

Ooh, how exciting, David O. Russell isn’t such a bad guy and the dedicated actors just wanted to finish their movie.  I’m sorry for wasting your time with this, folks.  From now on, I promise not to post any Jessica Biel interviews unless her tit falls out in the middle of it.

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