She did a wonderful job, because I have to say that, for all of her talent, I was very concerned about her when she was cast, because the character had never been written so young. And I’m old enough to be Jennifer’s dad. I mean, I turn 40 next year; she’s 22? And to me, it introduced a whole new aspect to the story that I expressed to David and to Jennifer herself. I said, ‘With all due respect, how are we going to manage this?’ And she played it so well … [as] a woman clearly with these sort of father issues, and so you don’t question it. I was very impressed with her, how she managed to overcome the problems that I saw through it, and it’s a really unique film.
~ Christian Bale on his concerns about Jennifer Lawrence playing his wife in American Hustle (via paulthomasquells