WATCH: Melissa Rivers as Late Mother Joan Rivers in ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence
47-year-old Melissa dons a blonde wig and whips out her best impersonation of her mother on the set of QVC for a brief scene with the film’s two big stars, Lawrence and Cooper.
According to Melissa, Russell approached directly to ask if she’d portray the iconic comedienne and she confessed that she immediately said yes.
The film focuses on the life of Lawrence’s character, Joy Mangano, based on the real-life inventor and entrepreneur of the same name. It premieres this Christmas Day.