‘Hunger Games’ actress says she’s considered ‘obese’ in Hollywood
(HLN) – Jennifer Lawrence may be one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood right now, but the actress says she still doesn’t fit into Hollywood’s warped standards of beauty — nor does she ever want to.
In an interview with Elle magazine, the “Hunger Games” actress admits that by Hollywood standards, she is considered overweight. “In Hollywood, I’m obese,” says the 22-year-old. “I’m considered a fat actress.”
Lawrence reveals that unlike many of her peers, she does not limit her food intake to fit into unattainable standards: “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”
The Kentucky native, who is best-known for her role as Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” says she doesn’t want to send the message to her young fans that dieting is glamorous: “I’m never going to starve myself for a part,” she tells Elle. “I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.”
“That’s something I was really conscious of during training [for the movie], when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong — not thin and underfed.”
Lawrence, who tries to stay grounded in the strange world of Hollywood, says her boyfriend, “X-Men” co-star Nicholas Hoult, appreciates her exactly the way she is: “He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.”
“We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice a–.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on a—-.”