See Melissa Rivers Dressed as Her Mom Joan For Movie Role

The star looks just like her late mother in newly released images.

People magazine revealed Melissa Rivers' startling transformation, playing her late mother in the film Joy.

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The David O. Russell-directed movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. In one scene, Melissa plays Joan hosting a QVC special. 

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Melissa tells the magazine that she "freaked out” during the makeover. "It was bizarre. I stopped looking in a mirror,” she said.

Joan Rivers passed away in September 2014 at age 81 from cerebral hypoxia.

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