LAS VEGAS: The Oscar-winner was apparently pleased that she got to kiss Christian Bale in the Golden Globe-nominated film American Hustle, but director David O. Russell admits it wasn’t exactly how she pictured it. “‘I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he’s a really fat guy,’” Russell recalled Lawrence, 23, saying while filming the crime drama. She said: “‘He’s Fatman, not Batman.’”

In 2012, Bale showed off a much more muscular, toned physique when he played Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises. Bale, 39, went through a major transformation to land the role of con-artist Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle. The English actor gained a noticeable amount of weight, and even exposed his new gut by wearing his shirt open in one particular scene.

“The shocking thing is that Christian can charm ladies even with the comb over and the belly because it comes from confidence and heart,” Russell added. “I want them to disappear and that excites them because they want to freak audiences out. And that’s what entertainment is right?” he continued of the stars’ transformations in the film. “Having a character like, ‘Oh my God. I went into another world! Where was I?’ That’s what he did. That’s what Jennifer did. Jennifer played a real housewife from Long Island.–SS

That’s what Bradley Cooper did. He played a Brooklyn FBI guy but a freak! And that’s what Amy Adams did when she played a split personality - hotter than anybody ever thought the little princess from Enchanted could be.”