Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out the Pressures of Dieting

Jennifer Lawrence has some strong words on pressures of weight in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

Jennifer Lawrence has some strong words on the pressures of weight loss in Hollywood in her recent interview for Harper's Bazaar UK Novemer 2013 issue (opens in new tab). She said:

"I was young. It was just the kind of sh*t 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. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [Someone brought it up recently.] They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn't still hurt me. 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. It doesn't matter what accolades you get. I know it'll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f*ck yourself.'"

This is not the first time the refreshingly outspoken actress has discussed body image and weight-loss pressures. In Marie Claire South Africa's January 2013 issues, Lawrence said, "I'd rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life."