Leading director David O Russell for years has brought to light compelling stories and characters we can never forget. His last film, showcased the real-life American Dream story of Joy Mangano played by Jennifer Lawrence, the blue-collar single mom best known as the inventor of The Miracle Mop. The film which showcases the journey of Joy Mangano to achieve her dreams of becoming an inventor and an entrepreneur.
While taking about the film, the noted director who has made films such as The Fighter, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and more, shared how his mom inspired him to make the film.
“My inspirations for the film were the actual daring women I’ve known in my life. My mother was a very daring woman. All of her friends were—they were always at the kitchen table trying to get involved in the Board of Education. They were also trying to create things ’cause it was very hard for some of them to get jobs in the ’80s and the ’70s.”
The Director also added saying how Joy was more of a Godmother film to him, “You see Joy take care of her whole family as the quiet person from the first part of the movie in a salt of the earth world, metal garage, soap operas of her mother’s at home, and become a force. That’s what makes me want to see a movie, is when a woman becomes fierce and has power but not in a glamorous way, in a way that she ends up being very forgiving and benevolent but you can see that she’s a very, very intense, fierce person inside there.”
The film based on a true story will be airing on Star Movies Select HD’s True Story property on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30pm