Jennifer Lawrence Damaged American Hustle Costumes With Dorito Stains

Entertainment Jan. 30, 2014 AT 10:00AM
Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle American Hustle costume designer Michael Wilkinson says Jennifer Lawrence damaged her dresses on set with Dorito stains. Credit: Columbia Pictures

J-Law is just like Us! Jennifer Lawrence didn't let her sexy white costume dress get in the way of her snack break on the set of American Hustle. The Oscar-nominated film's costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, tells Vanity Fair he created four different versions of the gown for the 23-year-old messy eater.

"Jennifer Lawrence is a very . . . let's say . . . raw and intuitive young lady, and she's not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume," Wilkinson explained. "So we were glad that we had a couple [backups]."

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Fortunately, at $3.99 per yard, the fabric for the dresses also wasn't too expensive. The dress was an important part of director David O. Russell's vision for the drama set in the 1970s and early '80s, and for Lawrence's character Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the wife of Christian Bale's Irving Rosenfeld.

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"David really had it set in his mind that she would be wearing this dress that she just poured herself into," Wilkinson said of the low-cut, jersey dress. "He wanted to see every single lump and bump. There had to be a sense of, 'Is she going to fall out of it?' It had this dangerous feeling to it, which matched her own dangerous mental landscape."

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Elle magazine reached out to Frito-Lay to get a comment on Lawrence's Dorito dust malfunction. A rep for the company said in a statement: "Back in the seventies that would have been the experience consumers would have had with eating Doritos, so technically, it would have been factually accurate to have that Doritos cheese problem."

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