Jennifer Lawrence has been staying busy lately with her work as the face of “The Hunger Games”, and then her starring role in “Silver Linings Playbook”. Recently, she had a chance to sit down with a rep from Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine and discuss what her acting career was like before her Oscar winning days.
Lawrence said when she first started acting, she had a traumatic experience when someone actually told her if she didn’t lose weight, she would be fired.
“I was young. It was just the kind of [expletive] that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight,” Lawrence said, “They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet.”
Despite being a young girl at the time, Lawrence says that the incident still bothers her to this day. “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. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt.”
This past year Lawrence won the Best Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, and has been working, more recently, on filming the sequels to “The Hunger Games”.
I would not want to be the one to call her fat again. Lawrence warns, “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go f–k yourself’.”
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