The designer behind Jennifer Lawrence's most iconic look in "American Hustle" found that out the hard way, revealing in a recent interview that Lawrence was such a fan of the cheese dust-coated chips that she'd eat them while in costume, sullying the garment in the process.
During a panel discussion led by Vanity Fair, costumer Michael Wilkinson said that he made four different versions of the slinky white dress Lawrence's character, Rosalyn, wears in her climactic confrontation with her husband's mistress (played by Amy Adams). The scene initially called for Rosalyn to spill champagne on herself, Wilkinson explained, and they wanted extra dresses on hand for different takes. But when that plan eventually changed, the additional frocks still came in handy.
"I'm kind of glad we did [make more]," Wilkinson said, "because 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. So we were glad that we had a couple [backups]."
Lawrence's Dorito-fueled performance netted her yet another Oscar nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actress. Whether or not she wins or loses, it's heartening to know that she continually proves she's just like the rest of us -- orange dust-covered fingers and all.