Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t want to look like “a prepubescent 13-yr-old boy”


I once referred to Jennifer Lawrence as the anti-Kristen Stewart but I might have been wrong. I just read Jennifer’s full interview at Elle Magazine (here), and she and K-Stew have one thing in common: eye-rolling. They’re both those too-cool-for-school types who roll their eyes as a form of meaningful communication. I get that they’re both young, but they both need to STOP IT. Jennifer especially, because she could be so, so much more. Anyway, here are some highlights from the Elle piece:

On getting ready for the Oscars: “Fifteen minutes before, the guy doing my hair goes, ‘If you can get a salad, get a salad…I said, ‘I’m getting a Philly cheesesteak.’ I’m sure there’s proof on a hotel bill somewhere.”

On preparing for her role in X-Men First Class: “I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13-year-old boy…I’m so sick of people thinking that’s what we’re supposed to look like.”

On growing up with two older brothers: “Being the youngest and the only girl, I think everyone was so worried about me being a brat that they went in the exact opposite direction of treating me like Cinderella. I’d slap my brother on the arm, and he’d throw me down the stairs. I was always like, ‘Can we talk about excessive force, please?’”

On getting used to star treatment: “When you’re on set, everybody’s like, ‘Oh, do you need water? Here’s 45 bottles!’ It’s really bizarre…I’m still getting used to it. I’m still in wonderland.”

[From Elle]

She sounds like she’s got a healthy body image for someone so young, but I would like to point out that over the course of the past year, Jennifer did lose a notable amount of weight. You can argue with me and say that she just lost her puberty baby fat (I’m still waiting to lose mine), but her newly slender frame happened right around the same time as all of the awards shows. I’m not saying it to be bitchy – I do like Jennifer, and I think she’s talented and well-adjusted, all of that. But she went on a major diet or something, which shows me that there’s some part of her that wouldn’t mind looking like “a prepubescent 13-year-old boy.”


Photos courtesy of Elle Magazine.

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  1. kane says:

    Why are you insulting Jennifer by comparing her to that braindead emo?
    Nothing she could say or do can rival K.Stewart’s stupidity and arrogance.
    Besides Stewart looks like a prepubescent 13-year-old boy

  2. ZenB says:

    She probably wants to look like a prepubescent 13 year old boy with boobs. That has always been my goal. I achieved it for about 5 seconds when I was Jennifer’s age. Those were a glorious 5 seconds.

  3. Sarah says:

    She probably lost weight for her role as Katniss, not to say that she was that big before anyways. She still has a chubby baby face though…

  4. Pauline says:

    Ugh, can we have healthy self-esteem that doesn’t involve putting down other women of all shapes and sizes? Yes there are the Marilyn Monroe figures and yes there are the boyish figures- guess what? They are all women too!!

  5. Rachel says:

    Sarah has a point. She may be preparing to play Katniss, a character who is no stranger to starvation. However, I think it’s hard for young actresses to fight against all the people urging them to lose more weight, be thinner. I didn’t think she looked all that thin during the awrds season Kaiser. In fact I commented more than once that I appreciated seeing a curvy young woman in a figure hugging dress on the red carpet.

  6. original kate says:

    meh. they are teenagers – their job is to annoy, no?

  7. CoffeeTalk says:

    It frankly annoys me when people talk about the “prepubescent boy” look as attractive for women in the film industry. Maybe the fashion industry, which is run by cheap gay men who want to spend the least possible amount of money on expensive fabrics so they get stick figures to model the clothes.

    Women in the film industry come in a variety of shapes and sizes-even the super star women vary greatly in their looks and their sizes.

    And beside that, what is so wrong with having a boyish figure? Some women (Claire Danes) just do not have huge boobs and a big ass and a tiny waist. Does that make her less of a woman?

    Having a healthy body image does not equal telling a woman that she doesn’t look like a woman just because she’s slim and doesn’t have much in the way of T and A.

    Having a healthy body image means being ok with who YOU are and not putting down other people.

  8. RHONYC says:

    the 1st photo is very vintage Ellen Barkin, circa ‘Sea of Love, no? ;-)

  9. The_Porscha says:

    Besides the fact that I think her weight loss was for The Hunger Games, I’d also like to point out that not everyone who loses weight suffers from some crippling self-image issues. Obviously it’s rampant in Hollywood, but sometimes a diet really is just a diet and it’s not a huge deal. When she starts looking like Tori Spelling, we have a problem, but it wasn’t “drastic” like Lindsay Lohan post-Mean Girls. She just looks more her age now.

  10. Annie says:

    This is a silly misconception…if a woman is not built “boyish” to begin with then she will not become boyish looking by becomming too thin, since that is determined by bone structure and fat/muscle distribution, not weight. I’ve noticed women whith more boyish (actually androgynous would be a better description) do tend to be naturally thinner; but it doesn’t work the other way around.

    Some women – like Giselle and Elle McPherson -have healthy naturally more boyish looking bodies. That doesn’t make them any less of a woman though.

  11. BRE says:

    I’ve noticed that people or brag about how much they eat are usually the ones that are secretly dieting like crazy. It’s just funny how celebs can rattle off everything they have eaten in a week when I can’t remember what all I had yesterday

  12. Nanea says:

    JL is wearing the same MiuMiu dress that Hailee Steinfeld wore at the Berlin International Film Festival in February for True Grit. I liked it better on Hailee, and it still reminds me of Björk’s Oscar Swan.

  13. serena says:

    She’s snotty and anyway I don’t like her. What’s so great about her?
    Average cute face, tall and nice body so what? She’s still a little child and acts like a full grown girl.

  14. almond says:

    I don’t understand this stupid trend of putting down other body types, like that “real women have curves” bullshit. It’s insulting to everyone who doesn’t fit into that description. This Lawrence girl is already starting to sound annoying, in part because she’s starting to say stupid things without thinking them through. The implied tone in her statements sounds grating.

    As for KStew, she may be an unbearable, faux-rebellious brat, but I’ve never read about her saying anything in this vein.
    Also, I won’t say anything about her body; it’s not something she had a say in. I’m sure there are women out there with her body type who wouldn’t appreciate being told they look a prepubescent thirteen year old boy. They’re actually slender or lithe.

  15. mj. says:

    Jennifer Lawrence looks beautiful in these pictures and she didn’t say anything wrong, put anyone down or any of the nonsense that you are accusing her of…you guys are a piece of work!. I have never read any negative articles about Lawrence behaving badly or acting like a diva she’s a natural girl. How exactly is she being conceited???…she makes a remark that she wants to stay true to herself …there’s nothing offensive here and you people know it.

  16. hoganbcmj says:

    Love her. I think she’s going to be a huge star.

  17. GQ says:

    there is nothing wrong with eyerolling

    second photo is stunning

  18. Lila says:

    Please Kstew is a BOSS bitch compared to this twat.

  19. beth says:

    i keep feeling like she’s under a lot of the pressure to keep up with a certain image – an image that is contrary to her acclaimed role – i know she’s not the first, nor will she be the last – Saoirse Ronan doesn’t come across like she has to struggle with it, not to me – im categorising them both because they actually have talent, but there seems to be added pressure on jennifer for some reason…

  20. judyjudy says:

    Ugh. I hate when people talk about what they eat.

  21. seri says:

    THANK YOU PAULINE!!! <3 <3 <3

  22. thinkaboutit says:

    She’s full of it. It’s not up to HER what her body looks like anyway — it’s not only the soul one must sell to “make it.” The Hollywood machine owns her; maybe she’s still in denial but she’s still just another mouthpiece. PR people know exactly what a starlet needs to say to build an image and a following. Not a single bold faced name in Hollywood makes a statement without sign-off from management.

  23. George says:

    Kane at 2 is a jealous beeyotch!

    Kristen is stunning, has an amazing figure (hello BD bikini pics!!!) and is better than you will ever be.

    Jennifer is also very pretty and has a great figure. No need to knock one to big up the other.

    Women would rule the world if they didn’t hate each other so much!

  24. Dingles says:

    I think she’s pretty hilarious, the “excessive force” story made me chuckle. And she’s allowed to do a bit of eye-rolling because she has the talent to back it up. Stewart…not so much.

  25. daria says:

    she didn’t lose weight for Katniss. lol She lost weight for awards season campaigning. That’s when the serious weight loss occurred folks. Love her, but her constant rhetoric of being some “maverick” is silly, given the fact we’ve all watched her conform to the beauty standard she swears she’s fighting against. She’s leaner, blonder, and sexing her image up big time.

  26. daria says:

    and I think both her and Kristen Stewart are two peas in a pod. I don’t hate either of them, but I do think both of them are young actresses who received some acclaim early on, and are a bit pretentious as a result. They both are trying to break away from the current crop of slutty starlets and act like “young jody foster” types. Kristen went gung ho, really trying to be anti-perky, anti-sexy, tryhing to be serious even if it came out sulky.

    And Jennifer? Meh, I get a feeling she’s learned a lesson from Kristen’s mistakes and figured out a way to be serious without coming off annoying. All the things she says sounds so rehearsed and it’s all for a specific image.

  27. Crash2GO2 says:

    I’m so happy to see all the posts here acknowledging the fact that women come in all shapes and sizes, and not just one shape is ‘feminine’.

  28. Rachael says:

    Yeesh you guys are reading waaaay too much into her comment about the “13-year-old boy” thing. Look at it from her perspective – she’s naturally curvy and she’s obviously feeling a lot of pressure these days to look like a stick figure, which goes against her natural body type. All she meant with that comment was that she didn’t want to give into that pressure because it goes against nature for her body type. Certainly she’s not trying to dis women who have that figure naturally.

    The girl is only 20 years old and brand new to the fame thing … of course she is not going to be perfectly eloquent all the time. My Lord, if people had been interviewing ME for magazines when I was 20 years old I would have been ripped to shreds for all the idiotic stuff I would have said.

    As a side-note I don’t hate K-Stew either; I just think she’s strange and awkward. And young, like Jennifer.

  29. sammib says:

    ZenB – you are hilarious :-)

  30. cqct says:

    She doesn’t have legs in the Elle picture, does she? I zoomed in and can’t seem to find them!

  31. RADC says:

    So, anyone mention she’s probably on some crazy diet to lose weight for Hunger Games…I’m assuming that has something to do with it.

    But hey, gossip blogs love to hate.

  32. geekychic says:

    i’m actually small and curvacious (at least i think-i have ass and some boobs and a waist).
    in my yligthly younger days i was so upset over the fact that my body-type seems more suited for btocelli’s “venus” than gisele or any other woman who can rock slim jeans and flats, and look like their legs go for miles.
    but as i grew more confident (and in love with the One, who aodres everything, bless his heart), i realised that the same girl that i’m wishing i could be, sometimes wishes she had something of mine.
    i don’t think of them as boyish bc they have something i don’t or because i feel threatend by them. i feel threatend by the unhealthy image of woman beauty the media is promoting. and i do think me and the “boyish” girl have that in common.
    all women are women in their own right!

  33. Emily says:

    yeah idiot, maybe she’s losing wait because she has a new role in the movie Hunger Games as a 16-year old. I’d do whatever to get the money she’s about to receive on that big of a movie written over an amazing series of books. it’s the next twilight.

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