Jennifer Lawrence on Her Body: In Hollywood, I’m Obese

“Hunger Games” star says she’d never starve herself for a role

By on November 9th, 2012 20:51 GMT

She’s talented, she’s gorgeous and she’s the hottest thing right now. Above all, Jennifer Lawrence is well aware of the kind of message she’s sending young girls from all over the world as regards weight, health and beauty.

The star, who has literally won the hearts of millions with her role as Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” is featured in the latest issue of Elle magazine with an interview that also touches upon body image and Hollywood’s obsession with weight (quotes via Radar Online).

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Jennifer tackles the subject but, once again, she does it in a very well-spoken manner that mention must be made.

Among other things, for instance, Jennifer says she’s finally made her peace with the notion that she’s “considered” obese in the industry but is determined to stay like that and not lose weight just because she’s told to.

“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach. I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors,” the star says.

However, Lawrence is determined to change nothing about the current situation, even if she’s asked to lose weight for a movie role.

“I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible,” she says.

This was her main concern with “The Hunger Games” as well, the actress goes on to say. She knew millions of female fans from all over the world who have read the books would see it, so she didn’t want to lose too much weight, focusing solely on getting toned.

“I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ That’s something that I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed,” she says.

More from the interview is here.

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