Jennifer Lawrence called fat, told to diet when she was younger: 'I was hurt'

Wonderwall, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 11:59am (PDT)
  • If anyone ever tells Jennifer Lawrence to go on a diet again, she'll tell them exactly what THEY can do. In the November issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., the 23-year-old "Hunger Games" star recalls being criticized for her weight when she was younger -- and why she'll never let it happen again.

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    "I was young. It was just the kind of [expletive] that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight," Lawrence shares (via Just Jared). "They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet."

    The "Silver Linings Playbook" Oscar-winning actress tells the magazine that the nasty remarks still hurt her feelings to this day.

    "[Someone brought it up recently.] 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. I was hurt," Lawrence says. "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 [expletive] yourself.'"

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    But now that Lawrence is an Academy Award-winning actress, critics have found a brand new subject to nit-pick at: her acceptance speeches.

    "[The other person said] Other people are getting up and owning the stage and you sound like a stuttering idiot. Pull it together,'" Lawrence recalls of being told of her 2013 Oscar acceptance speech. "And I said, 'I'm not doing it on purpose, I'm uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their [expletive]. I make awkward jokes and stutter."

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    The young star tripped up the steps on her way to the stage and had a "brain fart" when she forgot to thank director David O. Russell and producer Harvey Weinstein in her speech.

    "That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special," Lawrence tells the magazine. "That was not the time I wanted to be the Down-home Girl. I wanted to be graceful."


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