She’s one of the most beloved cinema actresses and at age 21 she became an international star with the main in “Hunger Games”. But Jennifer Lawrence says that doesn’t mean she fits into the typical Hollywood mold.
“In Hollywood, I’m obese,” said Jennifer in 2012, during an interview with Elle magazine.
“I’m considered a fat actress,” she says. “I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
To prepare for her career-making role as Katniss Everdeen, the movie’s 16-year-old heroine who is forced to fight for her life, Lawrence underwent intense training, including learning how to run properly.
Speaking to Elle, Lawrence is defiant against those critics, and any agents or casting directors who stand in her way.
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part,” she said. “I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner’…I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong-not thin and underfed.”
Yet, to us, her body has always been perfect! Here’s a photo of her taken before her pregnancy that proves it!
Lawrence was called fat and encouraged to lose weight by Hollywood producers at a young age.
“They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me,” she said. “That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all.”