“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence may be a little curvier than your average Hollywood ingenue, but she’s happy with her physique and says it’s the fat-shaming weight critics who have the problem, not her.
“It’s hilarious, the way I’m supposedly the overweight one [in Hollywood],” Lawrence told the November 2012 issue of Vogue UK. “Like, they got me at the movies yesterday and the [photo] caption read something like, ‘Curvy star cannot wait to dig into tub of popcorn.’ I mean, Come on!”
Amazingly, Jennifer was criticized as too meaty for the role of heroine Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games.” In March 2012, Manohla Dargis of the “New York Times” remarked that Lawrence wasn’t thin enough to convincingly play the part of a starving teen.
Dargis wrote: “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.”
The athletic 5-foot-7 Jennifer says it’s these types of comments and its influence on the perpetuation of the size-zero celebrities idealized in pop culture today that foster an unhealthy body image that damages young women’s self-esteem.
“I’m so tired of the lollipops,” says Lawrence, referring to underweight women with gaunt bodies attached to oversized “lollilop” heads. “I’m just a normal girl who likes to eat.”
Jennifer recalls that she and her friends grew up idolizing scary-skinny celebrities because they made headlines for being so thin.
“I remember when I was 13 and it was cool to pretend to have an eating disorder because there were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were anorexic,” Lawrence told Seventeen. “I thought it was crazy.”
Jennifer, who grew up in Louisville, Ky., says it’s important for girls to have positive fitness role models. “I think it’s really important for girls to have people to look up to and to feel good about themselves,” she said. “[I’m] so sick of these young girls with their [crazy] diets.”
Jennifer is currently filming “Catching Fire,” the sequel to the blockbuster hit, “The Hunger Games.”
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Jennifer Lawrence has a fashionable new gig, and there’s no bow and arrow required.
Of course, the Hunger Games’ star still plans to rough it up—Katniss-style—on the big screen when Catching Fire hits theaters in November 2013, but fans will also get to see the beauty’s softer side, as she’s just been announced as the face of Miss Dior.
Lawrence will appear in the new Spring/Summer 2013 Miss Dior handbag advertising campaign, which will debut worldwide in March 2013. This collaboration marks the first time the Academy Award nominee has partnered with a luxury brand.
“It’s such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion.” Lawrence said in a statement. “I’m so excited to be working with the fashion house and wear the new creations by Raf Simons. His most recent haute couture and ready-to-wear collections glamorously capture the modern era at Dior.”
Jennifer is following in the footsteps of past Dior beauties like Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard, and clearly Simons believes the Winter’s Bone star is the perfect babe to represent the brand:
“Like the whole world I first discovered Jennifer Lawrence as a young action hero,” said Simons in a statement. “I was, of course, struck by her unbelievable onscreen presence in these “larger than life” movies, but I was equally impressed by her powerful portrayal of more emotional and complex characters. Her youth and her classic beauty, but also the feminine strength and complexity that she can portray at such a young age are, for me, very unique and very appealing.”
And lucky for Simmons, J.Law is already a pro at donning Dior—she recently flaunted her currently brunette locks in a goth-glam dress by the famed designer at the Toronto Film Festival.
Talk about a little Dior diva already!
Rocking the standard side braid, Jennifer Lawrence was spotted on the Atlanta set of “Catching Fire” this afternoon (October 12).
The 22-year-old donned her full Katniss Everdeen garb and joined her “Hunger Games” co-stars and got to work on brand new scenes.
In related news, Miss Lawrence was recently named the new face of the Miss Dior handbag collection.
Although she’s an A-list star, Jennifer still stays humble and said, ““it’s such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion.”
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