The Entrepreneur Who Inspired ‘Joy’ Talks Movie-making and Retail

The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-making and Retail

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Joy Mangano , the HSN celebrity and inventor of the Miracle Mop, Huggable Hangers and much more, was the inspiration for the new movie Joy , starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

In a recent email interview with Entrepreneur , Mangano talked about hanging out with the stars — and director David O. Russell — as well as the Jan. 9 launch of her "JOY" retail line. Starting this Saturday night, on HSN, she’ll also relaunch a new, improved (now available in five colors) and still modestly-priced ($19.95) Miracle Mop.

What’s going on now that entrepreneurs — who, yourself included, have been around for years — are suddenly sexy enough to have one of their stories told by three of the biggest stars on the planet?

To be honest, I always thought, "Doesn’t everybody else have a similar story?" And I never really felt like anything [about […]

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