Distinct beauty Jennifer Lawrence, perhaps best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, has opened up about her body image. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jennifer claimed that producers have told her to lose weight if she wanted to keep the job.
“Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight,” the Oscar-winning actress said. “They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet.”
The actress, who first received critical acclaim in 2010’s “Winter’s Bone,” has always exuded self-confidence and shown she’s not afraid to be herself on the red carpet. One of her confidantes urged her to tone down her look for the 2012 Oscars, but she refused. “That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special,” Jennifer lamented. “That was not the time I wanted to be the down-home girl, I wanted to be graceful.”
She proceeded to smolder all down the red carpet and then take home the Best Actress Award for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Even after this career triumph, she was still pressured to lose weight.
“If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘go f—k yourself.'” The winsome beauty has a sense of humor, too, claiming she refuses to work if there aren’t Cheez-Its on set. “It’s not my performance that’s motivating me,” she said. “I want to get to the on-set catering.”
Jennifer is just one of many young starlets who have to deal with the pressures of being stick-thin, and kudos to her for standing strong under such duress. We’ve seen Jennifer portray the mutant character Mystique in the “X-Men” movie franchise, a role that required her to act in a skin tight suit—every curve was on display, and she looked stunning. There’s absolutely no reason the 23-year-old talent should lose a single pound. And it’s not like Jennifer sits around all day eating Cheez-Its. For “The Hunger Games,” she had to partake in strenuous fitness and archery training—a sport that requires acute arm strength.
Jennifer should keep doing what she’s doing. Her lifestyle is one of constant movement; whether it’s training for her action roles or burning calories as an on-the-go and in-demand actress, her entire life is one big workout. It sounds like she abides by the old proverb, “Everything in moderation, including Cheez-Its.”