See Melissa Rivers Dressed as Her Mom Joan For Movie Role

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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