Jennifer Lawrence: ‘If anybody whispers the word diet, you can go f— yourself’

Jennifer Lawrence

I was a little bit bummed at how Jennifer Lawrences new Harper’s Bazaar UK cover didn’t get any more love than it did. I think you guys are a little bit tired of her still after last Oscar season’s oversaturation. Get ready because there’s gonna be a whole lotta JLaw once the Oscar-baity American Hustle movie revs up its publicity machine. Anyway, Chrissy Teigen tweeted me about the last post with a favorable response. She called JLaw “flaw.less.” So there.

Here’s more of the editorial, and the newstand cover above is striking, but I don’t like it as much as the subscriber cover we featured last time. Jennifer is talking about her critics and her love of Cheez-Its. Damn, I love Cheese-Its too. None of that fancy parmesan variety. Just plain old Cheez-Its. Hey, they’re high in protein for a snack food. Jennifer’s talking about her body again too. She says her early career was plagued by requests for her to lose weight or lose work. Now that she’s won the Oscar, she promises to greet such a request with “go f— yourself.” Damn!

On getting criticism for her 2013 Oscars speech: “[The other person said] ‘Other people are getting up and owning the stage and you sound like a stuttering idiot. Pull it together.’ And I said, ‘I’m not doing it on purpose, I’m uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their sh-t. I make awkward jokes and stutter. That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special. That was not the time I wanted to be the Down-home Girl. I wanted to be graceful.”

On loving on set catering: “My bodyguard Gilbert, right before they call ‘action,’ I’m like, ‘If there aren’t Cheez-Its here by the time they call cut, just go home.’ And he’ll start running. It cracks me up how seriously he takes it …. It’s not my performance that is motivating me. I want to get the on-set catering.”

On being called fat: “I was young. It was just the kind of sh-t 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. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [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. 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 f— yourself.’”

[From Harper's Bazaar UK]

I know a lot of you have complained that Jennifer talks too much about her body, but I do think journos ask her about it a lot. She doesn’t mind answering the questions, so what’s the big deal?

Here’s more of JLaw’s editorial. What do you think? The last shot is absolutely gorgeous. She always looks more comfortable in photos when she’s not smiling.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK

 

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  1. ots says:

    She should go find this douchebag and shove her Oscar up his ass.

  2. Nikollet says:

    I think she looks flawless too, and I actually prefer this cover. Her freckles are gorgeous!!

  3. Elisabeth says:

    i love her in so many ways.

  4. Nola says:

    What’s funny is I never seen a picture of her eating. She’s always talking about food, I thought I’d see a lot of candids or photos of her eating and nothing.
    W/e

  5. blue marie says:

    The whole shoot is gorgeous. I love that you can see her freckles in her first photo, she’s a beautiful girl.

    And I honestly have no problem with her talking about her body because she’s promoting a healthy body image that so many young girls today need to hear.

  6. Ana says:

    They turned a mall girl into a swan. Honestly, I like her but I’m tired of her. Also, she looks like she lost weight since that time she wore the red dress to the Oscars so I don’t know what she’s on about.

  7. Easi says:

    I can never be sick of her. So many people are getting face fillers to try to replicate her softness. All they have to do is gain 10 lbs.

  8. *Laowai* says:

    I think the cover is gorgeous…but am not liking the airbrushing so much. Jennifer’s a pretty girl…why do they have to make her face not look real?

  9. ZoZo says:

    Gorgeous!…I adore Jennifer Lawrence so, I’ll never tire because she seems so different from the rest of the fembots in Hollywood. Damn, I love her interviews!.

    • Nola says:

      Honest question, how does she seem different than the other actress?

      Over the last year I’ve realize that most celebs are very similar, just different branding.

      • ZoZo says:

        @Nola: Jennifer Lawrence in my opinion, is different from the other young actresses in Hollywood because she doesn’t try to fit into a particular mode of the typical young starlet (ie., Lily Collins for example…I think she fits the mold of what a starlet is supposed to look like, and how they are supposed to act.)

        Look, I can be as cynical as the next woman but, I don’t get the feeling that she is putting on an act. I honestly don’t get the feeling of oh, I’ve seen this type before. In my opinion, I don’t think she’s trying too hard (considering how she comes across in interviews, talk shows, etc.,)…I think what you see, is what you get. I like that.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Yeah, but what about Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Elizabeth Olsen or Saoirse Ronan, Mia W?
        They all are talented young actresses who don´t fit the description of your typical starlet. The difference between them and JLaw is a different PR statregy.
        JLaw is pretty similar to Emma Stone in trying to be relateable IMO.

      • Liv says:

        Sorry, but Rooney Mara is a bitch, that’s the difference.

  10. bammer says:

    I still can’t believe she’s considered heavy or thick. People are so used to seeing emaciated women that anyone who isn’t is considered fat. Flesh is normal.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    I like the third photo a lot.
    As much as I get tired of actresses having to talk about their bodies instead of their work, at least she is talking about it in a good way, and putting down those who pressure actresses to be stick thin.

  12. doofus says:

    I like her attitude and I wish more young women in the biz would say the same “f you” to any director/agent/etc who tells them they need to lose weight.

    and I have a Cheez-It addiction, too. they are SO DAMN GOOD.

  13. mytbean says:

    I remember the first time I saw her in the movie and thinking; “huh. She has hips.” And then knowing, based on all the attention that the film was getting, she’d be thinner before long. And she is. I know she wants us to think she wouldn’t give any of those body critics the time of day but her body and it’s decreasing fat percentage says otherwise.

  14. Quinn says:

    I actually taught Jennifer during middle school…she was a tall, rather lanky kid. Nice girl, kind of quiet. She didn’t really stand out a lot…I was actually shocked when years later I saw her in Winter’s Bone…she’s a talented young woman, for sure. I really hope she continues a positive path.

  15. Feebee says:

    She’s got a great attitude to it all. I suspect she probably has a good family and support around her. i hope she has a long successful career and happy life.

    The HB cover is great.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Kudos to any young women in the public eye who are willing to step up & say you don’t have to be a toothpick to be attractive or successful! It’s about time we stop body shaming young girls into eating disorders. I see it already with my grand daughter who is 5. She’s already been told by classmates that she “has a big tummy” & she’s “too tall to be a girl”. Sad but true.

  17. bumby says:

    Damn her eyes are gorgeous.

    Cheez-Its for the win!

  18. neelyo says:

    I love Cheez-its and I always feel guilty when I eat so many but I won’t anymore, knowing they’re a great source or protein!

  19. Lucy Goosey says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is hot:)

  20. Jassy says:

    I’m a fitness nut so I know what I’m talking about here – she has lost a significant amount of weight, her waist is trim, there is no way she is that small without watching what she eats. so she can act like she’s above it all all she wants and le relatable, but the girl can’t eat whatever she wants to look the way she does. period.
    There’s no shame in eating healthy and being fit, I don’t know why celebs act ignorant about it.

    • themummy says:

      She never said she doesn’t watch what she eats or that she doesn’t eat healthy food and exercise. They asked her questions and she answered them. That’s it. Don’t read more into it. Also, many of her roles are physical, like Katniss, which she is doing right now, so duh…of course she may look fitter or a little slimmer. Doesn’t mean she dieted at all. Also, being a fitness nut doesn’t mean you know jack or shit about fitness.

      • SuSu says:

        You read a lot into Jassy´s words as well. Sorry, but you sound mean.

      • Algernon says:

        She kind of does, though. She talks about all the junk food she eats, how she constantly eats on set, and so on. But she has clearly lost a significant amount of weight from when she broke out in 2010 to now. When she’s blued up for X-Men or in Silver Linings Playbook when she wore the work out clothes for the dancing scenes, you can tell she has really nice tone and is athletic and limber. I appreciate her body-positivity, but obviously there is effort going into looking a certain way.

        What I do like about her, though, is that she hasn’t destroyed her body with dieting. She’s at the perfect ideal for her body type (tall and curvy). She has a beautiful, healthy hourglass figure, and there are plenty of paparazzi photos showing her being active and engaging in athletic pursuits, like basketball. I just wish she’d be a little more honest about saying that while she does love to eat, she can’t just pig out 24/7 and she does have to commit to an exercise regimen. I think it would be okay, and people would probably love her even more, if she said that while she’s not built to be a size 2, she does have to make some effort to look the way she does.

  21. pnichols says:

    love her to death. good for her. F*** them.

  22. Nicka says:

    I need that lipstick. Right now. And a box of Cheez-Its STAT!

  23. Ashley says:

    She is VERY skinny in person her face is round so people don’t think she is as smal as she is. I’m personally over her down home girl image. People tend to not think she is putting on an act with her image because they willingly buy into it. This is hollywood so of course this is all just an image now whether this is an extention of her actual self or just completely different is all up for debate.

  24. zxcvbnm says:

    Maybe it’s just me. She just seems very fake.

  25. Luce says:

    She seems like a nice girl but it is annoying how much she talks about how she may or may not have been fat before. I’d like to see some pictures because there’s unrealistic Hollywood people complaining about you being fat, and then there’s actually being fat. I know she’s trying to make a point about the expectations women have to live up to when it comes to the beauty ideal, but PUHLEEZE, she’s beautiful and hardly fat and I think there are girls out there that are getting sick and tired of hearing about how she’s called fat all the time, when her body is pretty perfect. If she’s considered fat, those girls will wonder what the world thinks of them. I wish she’d stop trying to be a role model for all body types because let’s face it, she’s conforming to a figure to keep getting movie roles. I doubt we’ll see a 210 lb. J Law in ANY movie role ever.

    • Rania says:

      It’s not like she talks about it out of the blue. They asked her a question and she answered it. Or do you people not understand how interviews work?

      • SuSu says:

        No one forces her to answer every “body question”. They ask her that s*it in every interview and she talks about her body/ dieting etc. for hours. Every time! No one forces her to answer.
        She´s perfect healthy, she should stand above these questions. There´s no need to defend her weight in every single interview. Makes it sound as if her weight is her personal main topic.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Do you understand how interviews work?
        These questions are approved by her publicist, this is the image of herself she likes to perpetuate.
        Fat shaming a perfectly slender girl leads to solidarization.

    • Happyhat says:

      I imagine if I met her in real life she’d more than likely be very very very tiny. Like, she’s only going to be 5-10lbs heavier than other actresses, but she’ll still be half my size and I’m a US Size 4-6.

      And whilst I get that most questions are going to be pre-approved by a publicist…I don’t know where the line is between “Jennifer will answer questions about her weight, but not about her love life” and what the interviewer actually asks them and how Jennifer actually responds.

  26. Mandy says:

    Gosh, I just LOVE HER!! In fact, I think I would go full on lesbian for her if given the chance. LOL

  27. Side-Eye says:

    She’s really pretty here!

  28. WendyNerd says:

    I agree, Bedhead. People need to stop fixating on the body when it comes to actresses. It reminds me of this press conference Scarlett Johanson and Robert Downey Jr were at for The Avengers. This journalist asks Robert Downey Jr how he gets into character and stuff. Then Scarlett is asked whether she had to eat “rabbit food” to look good in the catsuit. She looked at Robert and was like, “Why do you get the character question and I get the ‘rabbit food’ question”? The only time an actor gets asked about their bodies is when they lose or gain a ton of weight for a role. With any actress, no matter what they’re playing, it’s almost always about the body. It’s ridiculous. Lawrence is a god damn Oscar winner with two nominations under her belt and she’s only a year older than me.

  29. jamz says:

    In Magazine interviews I find her so annoying but when I see her doing live interviews she comes off as adorable and funny… Weird

  30. Lisa says:

    Okay, okay, we get it, you like to sit on your ass and eat Cheetos all day. This is as tired as Kate Winslet going on about her massive bum when the question was really about her Oscar. I get that it’s the interviewer asking, but it would be kind of nice to hear someone say, “Not this shit again! Subject change!”

  31. M @ M says:

    Lovely cover, photos!. Well, I adore Jennifer Lawrence. Loved the quotes, especially the “…go fuck yourself part”….(LOL!). My kind of woman!.

  32. nicegirl says:

    I am not a JLaw fan but I LOVE THIS about her!

    awesome work

  33. Vl says:

    She has either lost quite a bit of weight or there’s a lot of photoshop going on here.

  34. Corrie says:

    When i see people complain about her… Its odd b/c we don’t really know her know her. We’ve been infitrated for what 2 years. You can’t compare her to Kristen Stewart and why theyve been treated differently b/c JLaw hasn’t had the luxury of being in the public eye that long. She’s doing what she needs to do to be successful in the ways she wants. But believe me, what goes up the media will eventually tear down… so don’t hate on her before its time. Shes done nothing but be flawlessly herself. Can’t hate on that. Stop the “media gives her a pass b/c they love her” comments b/c its bs. Its coming, shes not been in the game long enough. She looks absolutely beautiful in these portraits and typically i find her forgettable looking.

  35. sashavice says:

    I don’t see this fat thing with her…like at all. When people criticize Kate Upton, I realize that she’s a little thicker than most swimsuit models, but that it’s absolutely ridiculous and disillusioned to call her fat. She’s much smaller than the average American woman. With Jennifer, I just don’t see what they’re talking about. She looks to be roughly the same size as other actresses-it’s like the emperor’s new clothes, I just really don’t see what people are talking about. And I love her for telling them to go eff themselves, right on J-Law.

  36. stace says:

    Why does she need a bodyguard? I know she’s an Oscar winner,, but she seems like the type who is able to keep a low profile and doesn’t do anything to draw attention to herself – e.g. flashy clothes, heavy make up…

  37. drea says:

    People are still talking about her being not thin? Has anyone even noticed how much weight she’s lost in the last year? Meh.

    I really like her, but I’m not so into her high fashion ads/editorials. The Vogue editorial was quite nice, but this one in Harper’s still feels a wee bit forced to me. She’s supposed to be the fun, weed-smoking, Honey Booboo-watching, “aw shucks” kind of girl, right? Well, she exudes that. It’s great that she gets to do all the edgy/glamorous stuff, but in terms of her persona and what she projects in print, she’s not quite Cate or Tilda, y’know? What I’m saying is, sometimes the fashion folks should know better than to force certain looks on her.

  38. moon says:

    She’s actually lose weight, she was fuller (more normal sized) in Winter’s Bone and X Men: First Class. I’m guessing she lost weight with all the training for the Hunger Games. But I work in the industry too and she’s speaking the truth – everyone is super skinny and people are very matter of fact when they tell you to lose weight. They’ll even tell you that in a sorry it’s just business tone.

  39. Ginger says:

    Go Jennifer!!!! You are gorgeous don’t let any idiots treat you like crap!

  40. Dorothy says:

    She seems like such a great incredible together young lady. Wish her all the best! (And she was offered People’s Most Beautiful… but the Paltrow PR and Gwyniie herself pulled the switch to Gwyneth at last minute – it’s true!) At any rate, love Jenniferand think she is going to do just great in the future – a refreshing change from so many phony “role models” these days. Go Jennifer!

  41. Fan says:

    Just because she got famous. Does that give her the right to talk that way now? I am just saying. BTW, I like her and her movies.

  42. Naddie says:

    I don’t like this actress, but I’m with her on that. Anyone who calls her fat should be punched in the face.

  43. Maria says:

    It is such a warped view of normality that Hollywood projects, if only people could actually be praised – or noted even – for their talent rather than weight, age, religion, fashion, relationships and everything else, imagine how quiet 99% of gossip sites/tabloids would be.

    She is very beautiful (that last picture.. just wow.) but it is enhanced by what a lovely person she appears to be. The most beautiful people in the world would seem a million times less beautiful if they were despicable people!

  44. A Fan says:

    I predict she will become ultra-skinny in her mid to late twenties…when Hollywood honchos start to demand it…and there are others taking her place…