Jennifer Lawrence is famous not only for her acting skills, but also for being outspoken about her beliefs.
When she originally got cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, people focused on her body instead of her acting skills. Here's what Jen had to say about that:
“With Katniss, I never meant to make a big deal about [her weight]. It was just important she was strong and a warrior instead of being wasted away, especially when, without a doubt, she's going to be a role model for a lot of young girls.”
She added an explanation of what she hopes Katniss teaches girls:
“I thought it would be better for them to say, 'I could look like Katniss' rather than 'I'll never be able to look like that if I keep eating.'"
Jennifer also said she read the same weight-obsessive articles when she was younger:
"I was a teenager too — hard to believe, right? — and remember reading magazines and tabloids. I don't think the media realizes how much they glorify anorexia. You have an actress who loses a bunch of weight for a role and she's explaining how she lost it. 'I ate one grape a day and I lost 25 pounds and I was dangerously underweight and now I get awards.'”
Way to go Jennifer for standing up against Hollywood's pressure and reminding fans of what's important!
Source: LA Times