Jennifer Lawrence has a reputation for being very up front with who she is as a person.
Like in this interview on Ellen.
And when it comes to Hollywood’s dark history of women’s body image, she is pretty clear that she does not want ANYBODY lying to the public about how they manage their body.
Lawrence told InStyle:
“If you are 20 pounds underweight and talk about eating pizza and fried chicken all the time, that’s not going to make people feel good about themselves.”
You either are fat or skinny nothing in between.. I'm a size 7/8 but that is considered plus size in Hollywood. This is why women have body image issues
— Amber (@abby_road89) March 31, 2018
In August, Lawrence told Vogue:
“I’m not very strict with my diet: If I want a piece of pizza, I eat a piece of pizza.”
“But I do work out more than normal because I have a certain way that I want to look, and a way that I want to fit into my clothes.”
I wish more women in Hollywood promoted a healthy body image, something attainable to aspire to.
— lily lane (@LilyLaneMusic) January 24, 2012
“Mad Men creator tells the female cast to maintain curves and look like real women, promoting a healthy body image for once in Hollywood”
— John Lim (@johnlim) August 3, 2010
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 7, 2017
One of the most popular magazine topics is “How To Get A Body Like ____________,” which most often are designed to trick the reader into thinking that the method is easy.
Or that the number of factors in looking like a typical size for a Hollywood star are manageable.
But most often, the articles do not agree with science.
Body weight is a combination of genetics, metabolism, diet and exercise.
Lawrence wants to be more forthcoming about how hard, exactly, she works to achieve her figure.
And when she makes changes in her diet or exercise plan.
“If I’m going to the Oscars or having a movie premiere—I won’t lie—I’m probably eating differently from how I would in my regular life to fit into those dresses.”
“And I feel comfortable saying that.”
Hollywood is great if you don't have body image issues but you want to get some.
— Darcy Michael (@theDarcyMichael) February 22, 2017
— Wendy (@WendyBirdOZ) December 16, 2016
Since the beginning of her career in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, Lawrence has been outspoken on the way Hollywood handles body image.
Like in this interview with BBC Newsnight.
— Rose Fitness Kenya (@RoseFitnessKe) September 19, 2018
— Undelete.News (@UndeleteNews) September 15, 2018
this is the perfect answer to this tweet: https://t.co/5u7UbduIsE
— Beatrice (@SBeatrice88) September 16, 2018
Thanks for trying to change the dialogue and keep it honest, JLaw.