By Jane Nambi
Jennifer Lawrence in her recent interview talked about being called fat when she had just started out in the industry, dieting and the fact that she still eats cheez-its.
During her interview with UK’s Harper’s Bazaar, the 23-year-old who recently won an Oscar talked about the time when she was called fat and given a naked photo of herself to motivate her to lose weight. “I was young. It was just the kind of s–t that actresses have to go through,” Jennifer recalls. “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.”
Recently, the actress said that someone brought up the ‘fat’ issue again and it still hurt, even though she is excelling in her career. “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,” Lawrence explains. “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–k yourself.’”
Last year, talking to Elle magazine, Lawrence said, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
Talking about cheese, the Hunger Games actress joked, “My bodyguard Gilbert, right before they call ‘action,’ I’m like, ‘If there aren’t Cheez-Its here by the time they call cut, just go home.’ And he’ll start running. It cracks me up how seriously he takes it … It’s not my performance that is motivating me. I want to get the on-set catering.”