Jennifer Lawrence dons a bold lip on the November 2013 cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The actress talks to the magazine about winning an Oscar and being told to lose weight as a young actress.
“[The other person said] ‘Other people are getting up and owning the stage and you sound like a stuttering idiot. Pull it together.’ And I said, ‘I’m not doing it on purpose,’ I’m uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their sh*t. I make awkward jokes and stutter,” Lawrence said of her Oscar’s acceptance speech. “That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special. That was not the time I wanted to be the Down-home Girl. I wanted to be graceful.”
It’s no secret that Lawrence doesn’t believe in dieting, and often talks about eating fast food and greasy meals. She revealed to the magazine that at a young age she was asked to diet to fit the Hollywood mold.
“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.’”
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