Jennifer Lawrence is a badass. Oscar-nominated at age 20 for Winter’s Bone and the highest-grossing action heroine of all time for her role in the Hunger Games (fuck you, Lara Croft), the gorgeous 22-year old seems to have the world on a string.
However, in an industry dominated by scrawny bitches with tits like twin baseballs super-glued to their rib cages, Jennifer stands out … and apparently not in a good way. In Elle magazine’s December issue, she openly discusses her size and the obstacles it has mounted in her career.
“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
First, it’s charming that someone her age remembers that whale-like Val Kilmer picture. Beyond that it’s truly pathetic that she should have to deal with such absurd standards of beauty. She hardly has anything approaching a Kim Kardashian badonkadonk … far from it … and everyone loves Kim K’s giant ass anyway, don’t they? Jennifer has a healthy body with more natural T&A than Hollywood can manage … and, perhaps more importantly, a healthy body image to accompany it.
Jennifer’s casting in the Hunger Games was criticized because of her zaftig figure. On one hand, I can understand it because her character Katniss was living in an environment where people struggled to find enough to eat. On the other hand, Jennifer was hardly fat, not even chubby. Were there no big-boned bitches in Panem? Come on.
Also, Jennifer doesn’t have that persistent bitchy sneer that many young stars have. In real life, she actually seems very good-natured, down-to-earth, and even happy … which can very likely be attributed to the fact that she’s not starving all the time.
“I eat like a caveman, I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”
I’m not sure how cavemen ate and it doesn’t sound very ladylike, but maybe that’s precisely why she ruled as Katniss. That little bit of gusto or brawn or extra weight, if you want to look at it that way, gave her that extra oomph. Mila Kunis would have died of consumption within a day in that arena. And Jennifer’s acceptance of her position as a role model based on her chosen career is refreshingly healthy and sadly uncommon.
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part…I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner’”
This chick should not be panned because she actually digests her food. Jennifer Lawrence is a formidable actress and, if you keep picking on her, she will sit on you.