What made her connect with the character: "Probably my love for the character, my love for David [O. Russell], and his amazing script."
Is there a song that sets you off like "My Cherie Amour" in the film? "'Come On Baby Light My Fire.' I was losing at tennis and throwing a total tantrum, so every time I hear that song I want to throw a tennis racket."
On feelings about working with Bradley Cooper and the Oscar nod: "I feel very good about both those things. Bradley is an amazing actor, an amazing actor to work with and an incredible person. I feel quite good about the Oscar nod. It feels quite wonderful."
On feelings toward the nickname J Law: "That's been going on for years. My, like, 7th grade teacher started saying J Law, so to hear Will Ferrell say that is incredible. I'll be getting lots of texts about that!"
On thinking about the Oscars: "That gives me a lot of anxiety, so no. I do think about them. I've been thinking about everyone in the cast. Me and the Oscars together gives me lots of anxiety."
On the dress: "The dress is Dior Haute Couture. I had about 40 people put me into it — no, three. I've never been good at walking in heels."
On taking the part: "Well, I was wrong for the part. I was way too young, but I guess we turned that around. We fixed it in postproduction."