High Praise! The Real-Life Inspiration for 'Joy' Says Jennifer Lawrence's Portrayal Is 'Perfect'
By Raphael Chestang
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ET tracked down the inspiration for the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence movie, Joy, getting her take on the film.
Joy Mangano was a divorced mother in her 30s back in the '90s when she imagined a self-wringing mop. The product was originally a bust on QVC, but soon after Mangano convinced an executive to let her do the talking instead of a spokesmodel, the mop started flying off the shelves.