Jennifer Lawrence won’t go ‘hungry every single day to make other people happy’

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is working that spunky new hairdo to promote Catching Fire. These are pictures of JLaw during a Yahoo Q&A/Tumblr chat alongside director Francis Lawrence (no relation).

To no one’s surprise Jennifer was asked about her new haircut during the session. She also talked quite a bit about her refusal to diet for a role. It amuses me how — only a few years ago — the New York Times was calling bullsh-t on JLaw when she dared to eat eggs benedict during an interview. Of course she was then criticized “for looking normal” and being called “the overweight one” out of the current band of starlets. Now that JLaw has an Oscar, she has pledged to tell people that tell her to diet to go f— themselves. She’s not backing down either as this Q&A reveals:

Why the dramatic hair cut? “It grew to an awkward gross length, and I kept putting it back in a bun and I was like ‘I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off. It couldn’t get any uglier.”

Looks aren’t everything: “The world has this idea that if you don’t look like an airbrushed perfect model. You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable.”

On the body issue: “What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb. There are shows like ‘The Fashion Police’ that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ – and that shouldn’t be the real world, it’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat.”

[From Yahoo]

I know people get tired of Jennifer talking about her weight and body image, but these are the questions she gets asked during interviews. She’s sort of known as an ambassador for a more “realistic” body type in Hollywood. JLaw’s bod is ridiculously banging (seriously: dat ass), but it is a much more attainable body type than most what we see from most actresses. That’s a wonderful thing because so many young fans of The Hunger Games do look up to JLaw. My 13-year-old is crazy about the pull-up machine at the gym because she wants to be strong like Katniss. Damn that’s cool.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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  1. YummyMummy says:

    I like what she says but I hate the haircut!

    • V4Real says:

      I liked what she said as well but it’s becoming redundant. She’s still my girl crush but I call foul on her refusing to lose weight claim. She was a bit thinner for Silver Linings Playbook.

    • Rin says:

      I call bullshit on why she cut her hair. She died it from black to blonde too many times. I’ll bet it was breaking. Also she’s still thin.

      • VioletCrumble says:

        I agree. This girl is in no way “chubby”. A year ago she might have been, but definitely not now. I recall Kate Winslet saying exactly the same things during the halcyon days of Titanic, and look how thin she got…

  2. lisa2 says:

    I admit I’m one of the people tired of hearing her talk about weight. That is the headline for every interview. We have heard it before. She has loss weight. It happens. It is either the weight comments or how she geeks over meeting other celebrities. That is it. She is writing the narrative of what she is talking about. Yes she gets asked these questions because she has made that the topic. I’ll be honest I don’t know much about her. But I would hope there are other interesting things about her than her weight battle cry or her being geeky over meeting celebrities.

    regarding the hair. it is just hair. it grows. you can do things now if you don’t like; extensions, wig it out or whatever. She likes it so that is all that matters. It is her hair after all.

    • Eve says:

      Your first paragraph — my exact thoughts.

    • marie says:

      +1 to your first paragraph.

      Her PR is trying to work to her strengths but if this is all she has to offer, it’s boring. People will start hating on her for it.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:


    • Spooks says:


      And she did lose weight.

    • Diana says:

      +1000 to the first paragraph.

    • Nola says:

      Love this comment.

      She’s doing a brilliant job with creating her narritive and riding out the momentum she started 3 years ago. But the flip side is that it’s so one note. Everything she says sounds like a sound bite.

      She is obviously very ambitious and strategic to have gotten this far, so quickly. Yet the persona she plays up is very unassuming and silly. It’s frustrating that she doesn’t play up her cunningness more. It plays into that idea women need to hide their intelligence in order to liked.

    • Gossy says:

      Perfect comment Lisa! Also, I have to add that she seems to get confused over her own narrative sometimes. Some people commented on an earlier thread a few months ago about her mixing up her “getting bullied” where she said she was but then in Vanity Fair said she wasn’t.

      Everything she says just screams “I’m so relatable, I’m so different from your typical Hollywood starlet because I’m just like you!”

    • K says:

      I think the weight thing here is in answer to a question from a father in the audience, worrying about media role models for his daughter and asking how she coped with the pressure around body image. While questions will have been screened, it wasn’t manufactured unless planted. It’s not a bad message for kids, either.

  3. Bianca says:

    I think it’s important that she’s saying these things. I know that as a teenager I would’ve needed to hear more actresses talk like this.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah but does she have to keep saying it over and over again? There’s a point where repeating the same refrain about her weight really just puts the focus on her body. Even if it’s a positive message, by discussing it constantly, she’s still perpetuating the idea that women’s bodies should be a talking point.


      • Ice Maiden says:

        Exactly. Plus, who exactly has been asking her to lose weight? She doesn’t really look any bigger than most serious young actresses her age. By normal standards, she’s actually very thin.

      • Maddie says:

        I agree – the fact that she *has* lost weight yet keeps going on and on about how HUGE everyone supposedly thinks she is (and who is attacking her for being too fat? I only see people saying she looks healthily slim or thin) only makes it look as if she does have insecurities about her weight. When a celeb is being attacked every verse end for being too fat/thin to the point that that’s all people talk about even when they do something more selfless or significant (for example Angelina Jolie) then I can understand them getting defensive about it. However Jen is not in that category she has a body that could easily be described as conventional perfection. Either she’s worried she isn’t thin enough deep down or she’s only saying it because she thinks the whole “I’m not losing weight for nobody!” attitude is what the public want to hear.

      • Thiajoka says:

        Frankly, if she’s reaching a younger audience, I’m all for it. I doubt it’s really intended that altruistically, however–she’s either getting those questions by lazy interviewers or her own publicity machine has limited what she will talk about; either way, it can’t hurt for a whole generation of preteens and teens to hear this repeated over and over again. I know that many girls of that age just parrot what they hear sometimes; however, in remembering my adolescence, sometimes stuff sticks despite it just being a trend–so perhaps this will help some girls. I don’t really care if it’s true or not–kids, for the most part, aren’t yet aware enough to evaluate her weight gain or loss from movie-to-movie like we are.

        Maybe when she’s a bit older and isn’t as interesting to that age-range, we get to hear something else from her. LOL.

      • Jillian says:

        She continues to talk about it because face it or not, it is THE REALITY WE LIVE IN. It’s not fun, it’s not fair, it’s not valid, it’s not supportive. But it’s almost ENTIRELY perpetuated by media, which includes, in a big way, hollywood. Maybe you peeps think it’s not something that every woman hears in hollywood on a daily basis, but it IS. That’s why so many seemingly normal women go from looking just fine to total bone bags in a matter of a few years. Especially when they start gaining loads of fame (ever notice that?). And then the rabid fans get upset when we, as an audience, notice that they went from looking healthy to looking like extermination camp survivors. There’s a REASON. If you had that much pressure on you all the time; if you were told day after day by everyone around you that all that mattered were your looks and your weight, you’d probably lose weight and fall prey to temptation to get a bunch of surgical enhancements, too. And they’ve all done it. ALL OF THEM. Even your hero, Angelina, cares very much about her body and her looks. She’s had surgery and lost weight like the rest. And I feel for her as I feel for all of them. It’s difficult enough to be held to such a standard as an “average” person, and we are in so many ways, so think how nightmarish it would be to actually live in it. So far, Jennifer lost a bit of weight from her first movie, Winter’s Bone, to her other movies (all of which required her to focus on physical stamina for action heroines), but I don’t see a drastic change from the first hunger games show to silver linings to even the trailers for american hustle (correct name?). To me, her choosing to be so vocal about such a problematic issue in our nation is a GOOD thing. The others all continue to claim against the magic that is google search or the miracle that is “sight” that they didn’t lose weight, or they’ve always looked the same, or they have naturally protruding wrist bones, spines, etc. Or they always blame it on some crisis of theirs that happened 10 years ago, if they’re willing to even admit it. She’s a breath of fresh air, and so long as she doesn’t become a bobble-head and topple over into scary territory, people will respect and listen to her. You don’t have to be truly “fat” in hollywood to be considered fat in hollywood. Yes, I’m sure she gets shit everyday, which is why she gets pissed off. I would, too. I, too, would like to see her ask people to stop with the weight questions. But then again, maybe she feels she’s actively doing something by speaking up. I don’t see how it’s terrible.

  4. IrishEyes says:

    I wish more celebrities would follow her lead on this. And good for her!!!

    • brin says:


    • ThunderGoddess says:

      Agreed. I like her even more than I used to. I am not an actress but not a single day passes by without someone criticising me for not dieting and my weight is around 130 pounds…
      I am over 40, why should I look like Kate Moss? (Which I never did at 20 either!)

      • hannah* says:

        @thundergoddess: you seriously need to surround yourself with different people then, what the hell? Or tell them to fck off. *hug*

      • Thiajoka says:

        Lord, I just hit 140 lbs. recently for the first time in my life. I’m not fat by a long shot, but I’ve never carried this much weight and my usual weight is around 134. I admit I’d like to get back down to 132-134, which has been my holding weight for years. If your friends saw me, ThunderGoddess, they’d probably put an apple in my mouth and roast me. I did have to laugh the other day when I renewed my driver’s license–it still lists my weight as 100 lbs. I remember at the time I got it, when I was fifteen, I wasn’t even 100 lbs. then and I lied to up my weight. 35 years later and I know I’ll never see that again, but I really don’t want to be that small anymore anyway–I like my curves and you should like yours, too. I agree with Hannah*, you need some more supportive and less delusional friends, honey

    • Nicolette says:


    • gg says:

      Thing is, they say this stuff (Margaret Cho, anyone?) and then, lo and behold, they’re skinny as hell and they DID go on a diet to get skinny because it’s costing them roles or whatever. Then they’re on the cover of DIET magazine with How I Lost All That Weight And Kept My Sass, etc.

  5. Dani2 says:

    The haircut is starting to grow on me – I’m starting to like it on her. I still think it ages her just a bit but it looks pretty good in some of these shots. As for the weight thing, she’s one of the few young starlets who isn’t skinny so I think it’s good that she shows young girls that you don’t have to be super skinny to be beautiful. Love her.

  6. Ice Maiden says:

    OK Jennifer so you’re not super thin and you’re not going on a diet.

    It’s OK, we heard you the first time. Really we did.

    • pretty says:

      what do you want her to do? tell the journalist that asked the weight question to f*ck off or “yeah i already answered that question in my past interview so i’m not gonna answer again. next question!” ?

      • Ice Maiden says:

        Like I said in my post below, a star of Lawrence’s status normally gets to pre-approve interview questions. But yes, if an interviewer did ask her the question, she does have the option of saying something like ”I’ve already discussed this and I don’t think it’s hugely relevant to my work”. She seems more than happy to answer these questions and keep the topic alive.

      • Celia says:

        It was a Yahoo employee who asked the question on behalf of his daughter about struggles on being judged based on appearances. If she had refused to answer people would have labelled her a bitch. I mean, she even answered questions about what it would take her to play fantasy football.

      • Ice Maiden says:

        I suspect that even in a ‘live’ Q&A involving a major star like Lawrence and a huge company like Yahoo, the questions will have been approved in advance. But even if we give her a pass this time, it’s hardly the first occasion she’s seemed very happy to talk about her weight. I’m pretty certain that her agent would screen all questions in any print interview, and she would not have to answer any she was uncomfortable with. That’s why I say she appears to be more than happy to discuss her weight, and it’s getting rather repetitive.

      • Gossy says:

        Jennifer brought up the kate moss “nothing tastes better than being skinny feels” by herself so she could be like “um, carbs, potatoes”. Nobody mentioned anything about weight…she brought that up herself. The interviewer asked her what it was like getting ready for the Oscars and she was like “god I haven’t eaten since this morning. I’m so starving. You know that kate moss quote……….”

  7. mark says:

    Hasn’t she numerous times ripped on women for looking skinny? So is it fine to make woman feel like less of a person because she can’t gain weight but it’s immoral to call a woman fat? Also she needs to stop acting like she just sits around eating all day, she’s a role model now she shouldn’t lie to her young fans.

    If she hates the way womens bodies are portrayed in the media, she made a wrong mistake by going to these runway shows and signing up with Dior. She hasn’t been using those platforms to tell these designers to show more ‘normal’ women in their campaigns and on the catwalks or even demand no photoshop be used in her pictures but she’s just a celebrity so she’ll take the money.

    • marie says:

      You are right but she would do anything to raise her profile. Everyone knew Dior was not a fit for her but she did it because she wants to be seen as a great star.
      Usually, girls like her don’t last. If she feels the need to do everything now instead of focusing on growing up as an actress and thing long term, then she’s screwed.

      • mark says:

        So it shows she’s just a typical celebrity

        With the raising her profile, so then she sounds like even bigger of a hypocrite about complaining about people bothering her just because she’s famous, stop signing up to endorsements and franchises. Also she plays herself off as a ‘regular’ person and tries to come across as the girl who will be your best friend so she can’t get mad when people approach her to talk.

      • Maddie says:

        For all we know maybe even actually *does* want to be one of those uber skinny celebs but doesn’t want the public criticism that would go along with that – disgusting anorexic freak, not sexy, crackhead coke whore. Generally people don’t rip on others unless that they perceive that they have some sort or privilege they do not. I’m a bit thinner than Jennifer but since I’ve made peace with my body I no longer feel the need to call women who are either more curvy or skinnier than me nasty things, I only ever did so because I was worried I wasn’t good enough and put too much stock in other’s opinions. So I think Jen just lose a bit of weight and then keeps on stating that she’ll never lose any weight. Typical phoney celeb, all about what others think of them.

  8. pretty says:

    oh my god. journalists nowadays.. don’t they have any creative thought process and questions? she must be so freaking tired of these weight questions.

    • Ice Maiden says:

      She’s a major star. Stars of her status normally get to pre-approve questions before an interview. If she didn’t want to talk about her weight – which btw doesn’t seem very different from other serious actresses (as opposed to eye candy) her age – her press agent could tell the magazine she would not be answering any such questions.

      • Liv says:

        Why would she do that? They ask probably 1-2 questions about her weight, no big deal. Besides who else should talk about weight then? Doutzen Kroes?

      • vikw says:

        It wasn’t a magazine. It was a live q&a at yahoo and a father asked the question on behalf of his daughter. What was she supposed to do?

    • anais says:

      Good point. And I love this woman’s hair. Personally, I think it should be darker or with darker streaks, but I like it.
      I want to like J Law, but something about her still rubs me the wrong way, probably the flippant, “oh my GOD OMG…ITS’ JEFF BRIDGES” kind of att that annoys me. She’s a good actress, especially for a young woman, but not Oscar worthy.

  9. Dyllish says:

    I like J-law & what she’s saying but I dont think she should name check Fashion police, I’ve seen the show a few times & they were judging people’s style not their weight or beauty. She doesnt need to point fingers before she can make her point..

  10. marie says:

    I’m so tired of her schtick. It’s getting old too fast.

  11. Tapioca says:

    Great! If she could also try emoting a tiny bit in the next Hunger Games film, then that would be perfect… (Beyond the ridiculous crying in the open scene, obvs.)

  12. Blannie says:

    I think it’s great that she keeps hammering it home that she won’t starve herself to fit today’s expectations. For young teen girls to hear that over and over again can only be a good thing in this society of pounding expectations for young girls to diet themselves into oblivion and have a thigh gap, etc. Good for her. Keep preachin’ it Jennifer!!

    • Dani2 says:

      @Blannie +1 I’d rather she hammered a positive message down our throats than she promote to mindless and offensive behaviour like Miley for example, I know way too many teens that are buying into the “thigh gap” phenomenon and the majority of the female stars Jen’s age are skinny – there’s nothing wrong with being thin if you’re healthy but I’m glad that whether or not she’s manufactured (and for the record, they all are, to some extent) like Lorde – she’s sending out a message that you can be different and I know that people love to hate on her and Lorde, I for one am glad that they are both getting the success that they’re getting.

    • Biggles says:

      Im of a similar train of thought actually, I would rather hear her say it over and over and over again then nobody say anything about it at all. It is boring and it is repetitive but it also STILL GOING ON, people (young women particularly in this case) desperately craving sometimes unrealistic and unattainable body shapes. Im not saying she goes about it in exactly the right way, or presents a totally believable image but Im still glad she is saying something.

    • Gossy says:

      Oh please. The media (in America especially) is over hammering this in every day. Since the mid 2000’s, it’s ALWAYS been about “you’re perfect at whatever weight you’re at.”

      Considering that America is 1/3 overweight and 1/3 obese….is this really the best message to send?

      Shouldn’t it be more ” discuss with your doctor that you’re at a health weight?”

    • Kelly says:

      “For young teen girls to hear that over and over again” – but I think it’s bad that the appearance and body weight is always at the front of the issue. It’s like nothing else matters for women. The accepted size and number may change, but it’s always about what you look like, as if there’s nothing else young girls should be focusing on.
      I think it’s a wrong message as long as it’s a message that focuses on your body solely, again and again and again.
      I don’t care if you’re a size 2 or 20, think about something else that should be important in your life. There’s more to living than being the “right” size, whatever that means to you.

  13. amelia says:

    Completely off topic, but I wish I knew how to get my eye make-up like hers in these pictures.
    Back on topic, I don’t think promoting a healthy body image ever really goes out of style.
    Not looking forward to the Catching Fire premiere tonight, it’s bloody freezing and I’m supposed to be taking photos for my uni course. Bleh.

  14. Miss M says:

    I am already tired of this shtick. Her dress size doesn’t seem to be even above 4. Please…

  15. serena says:

    “It couldn’t get any uglier.” Yes it could, right now it is. Ugh

  16. kiki says:

    The haircut looks cute in some instances.
    Abot JLaw’s body – she looks amazing. I don’t know about the no dieting part, in Like Crazy she looked like a the Hollywood-blonde stereotype only with an even crazier body. I thought she must have been on some sort of diet to look like that…

  17. dcypher1 says:

    At least there’s one actress in Hollywood who’s not vain and down to earth. I wouldn’t want to starve myself for a role either if I were her too. At least she stands up for her self and fights against the Hollywood system of fat shaming its actors. She’s not gonna put up with that cr@p.

  18. vikw says:

    I love this girl, she’s the best etc etc. And again for anyone that says that she’s talking about it all the time; 1)They keep asking her and 2) this was at a live Q&A at Yahoo and an employee asked her that question on behalf of his daughter.

  19. LD says:

    I have to say as annoying as it may seem the weight issue, she’s one celebrity who’ve stayed true to her word about not dieting. Most celebrities who’ve claimed to “love their curves” slim down soon after but she’s has yet to give in to it and I respect her for that,

  20. bammer says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is very very thin. I don’t understand why she’s considered “heavy” by anyone. She might have 5 lbs more flesh than the majority of other actresses. She still is not “curvy” or “big”. She’s also lost weight the past year anyway.

  21. HotPockets says:

    I like Jlaw and I don’t mind her interviews, but she has always looked like she is anywhere from a size 2-4, which isn’t normal, it’s still very petite and below the average sizing for most women. Even compared to other young starlets, she is still about the same size, so I don’t understand why she addresses her weight or why other people even care so much, she has the same waistline as all the other girls in Hollywood.

    Her weight should be a non issue because she is still considered skinny by 99% of most people’s standards, can we quit talking about it?

    • Miss M says:

      That’s what I said in my post above. Why she and anyone keep talking about her size, if she is not even above 4. Unbelievable!!!! This was all her shtick during her Oscar campaign, enough already!

    • Jillian says:

      People, come on. She’s small by OUR standards. She’s most definitely not small by hollywood’s standards. They like their women bone thin and falling over. That’s why nearly every woman that comes into fame in hollywood drops tons of weight and does drastic things to keep it there. It’s also why they think they look good while the rest of us are shocked and gasping at them. Everyone they work with and work for is sending them this message. Jennifer has been up front about how she looks like a very fit girl already. she’s called herself healthy and “normal”. And she is. She looks the way the rest of us would look if we ate well and exercised moderately. That’s HEALTH. She does NOT have a spine-back, bony wrists or bobble-head. She doesn’t look the way producers and studios want her to look, and she’s said as much. She catches flack for it in her line of work, which she thinks (and we all should think) is ridiculous. It’s a sad, sad day when someone as fit as she is is considered “fat”. It’s a sad thing that this even goes on, and I think instead of criticizing her, we should commend her for her honesty and for the fact that she doesn’t look 90 lbs. As I said upthread, she has only lost minimal amounts of weight for her recent roles, nearly all of which portray her as someone who has either been underfed or overworked, and even then, she was criticized for not losing enough weight. I don’t see a difference between hunger games, silver linings, or american hustle. she looks the same, and hasn’t careened toward unhealthy weight loss. How is this a bad thing?!?!? So she won’t interest or entertain you with her views on politics or organic produce or whatever (topics I would sure-as-shit steer clear of if I was in the public eye), but like it or not, she’s doing our younger generations a great service. It’s not normal to be THAT thin. Many people are naturally thin, but they don’t look scary. When an actress goes from looking healthy and from glowing to having no meat on their bones, it’s not a crime to notice or to wonder aloud WHY they’re doing it. It’s not healthy in hollywood. I’ve known naturally thin people and I’ve known naturally curvy people. But most of them, unless they were suffering to try and lose too much weight or they were suffering by allowing themselves to gain too much weight, looked healthy at whatever size they were. It’s not about shaming. Hollywood only has one type. One standard, and even “the worlds most beautiful” (insert massive eyeroll here) don’t usually fit the standard at first. Google any one of them and see how different they looked before they lost it all. It’s shocking, and I don’t know why someone calling people out for it is seen as a bad thing. It IS a bad thing.

  22. Valerie says:

    Um….people are criticizing her for being the poster-girl for healthy body image because it makes her look like she has nothing else to talk about??? She’s what? 23? How many 23 year olds are that well-grounded AND willing to stand up to overwhelming pressure to look like a toothpick just to stay famous? Talk on, Jennifer! Talk on.

    P.S. Love the hair. It suits the shape of her face much better.

  23. RobN says:

    Maybe I don’t remember it correctly, but it seems to me that the entire weight question was in regards to the character she was playing, a teenager from a District where everybody is half starving, and not her personally or what she looks like in other roles.

    I like her but I’m incredibly bored by her running with this issue forever. It’s actually ok to tell an interviewer that the weight questions are boring people and it’s time to talk about something different.

  24. bettyrose says:

    Never stop JLaw! You ‘re one person working against an entire industry. They’re the redundant ones not you.

  25. zxcvbnm says:

    I always think she’s very calculating. Oh well, who isn’t in Hollywood? Nothing wrong about that.

  26. LeLe25 says:

    It really does seem like this is all she’s asked about, but I appreciate her being an advocate for a healthier body type .

    She briefly touched on a more interesting twist which was ‘why can’t we just like a public figure for their work, general persona.’ As soon as the public likes someone they turn into ‘the most beautiful person ever, with the hottest body, omg.’ I know looks are subjective, but it just makes it seem like we’re not allowed to like an average/normal looking person; we have to make them a star.

  27. Lisa says:

    Yaaaaaawn. You saint, you.

  28. Kelly says:

    After two years, I am sick about her talking how she loves to eat in every single bloody interview. Every single time. Not to mention the hypocrisy since she is actually very slim and beautiful, she’s hardly your average woman on the street. She works out and eats well, BIG EFFIN DEAL, my god, why is this elevated to the levels of a superhero. I won’t admire someone because they’re normal, have sense and use their brain. Or are we really at that level where it’s spectacular and amazing that some actress has some goddamn sense??
    Not to mention how no one, NO ONE talks about what actors eat and how much they weigh. Unless they’re starving themselves insanely for some role, no one asks actors what their dietary tips are, how much they work out, do they do kale shakes and what not.
    Sick of this, sick.
    Why can’t they ask her about her opinions on the motivation of her character, eternal life questions, issues on morality, blah blah.
    No, Jennifer is famous above all for having a normal (by Hollywood standards, actually rare and above average in reality) body. Sad.

    • Naddie says:

      Yes, we’re on that level, unfortunatly. Anything a little beyond stupid is considered great (not talking about Jennifer).

    • Val says:


      Also, there are other ways of answering these questions… you don’t have to say “I’m never starving myself for other people!” How about, “All the training I went through for the Hunger Games has taught me the importance of feeling good in my own body, and listening to it. Starting with a healthy approach to food.”
      Because that’s what “sending the rich message to young girls” would be. Not sticking it to the system for the sake of repeating again and again that you don’t want to diet.

  29. Megan says:

    Augh we get it you don’t diet! I look forward to seeing you talk about it yet AGAIN next week…

  30. AcesHigh says:

    I don’t get her appeal. At all.

  31. Naddie says:

    This world is ruled by mentals, seriously; if I was a Hollywood actress, they’d call me a whale. Although I think there’s nothing overweight about Jennifer, I remember Katniss as a very thin and muscular girl, not strong.

    • Sunlily says:

      I agree. I don’t understand why this keeps coming up in ALL of her interviews. We get it, boo. The criticism about her weight was never aimed at her personally. I thought most of it stemmed from fans who thought she was a little too “healthy” to play a character starved into submission. Or am I remembering the drama differently than how it played out?

      • Naddie says:

        Don’t know, but I agree a little bit with the fans. Katniss’s thiness is an important part of who she is, is relevant to the character’s history. Still, I’m glad she managed to portray Katniss well (for what I heard and read).

  32. gatinha523 says:

    I feel like JLaw could rock a much less polished hair style and look AMAZING. It is a bit too coiffed for me – her face is so pretty that her hair doesn’t need to be so strategic. She looks great with it just casually slicked back like the picture in “dat ass” link.

  33. mytbean says:

    I would take her a lot more seriously if she looked the same as she did from the day we first saw her in the first Hunger Games. But she doesn’t. Granted she was younger and that makes some difference in her face but it’s obvious that she gave in to the pressure, did what the people who pay her told her to do if she wanted to work, and lost weight. And I think, once they hit the A-List category, chefs and trainers become the norm and it’s a bit easier to stay thin unless you’re really really obstinate about old habits. There’s nothing wrong with that. But saying one thing while physically representing a different thing – that’s making me think she’s not very genuine as a person or unable to stand by what she believes or delusional – or a convenient combo of all of the above…

  34. Leila In Wunderland says:

    “What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb. There are shows like ‘The Fashion Police’ that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ – and that shouldn’t be the real world, it’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way.”

    Amen! Tweens and teens learn from adults who perpetuate the superficial mean girl culture that we live in. If they see adults acting like that, they’ll think that there’s nothing wrong with treating each other that way.

  35. kibbles says:

    I clicked on the New York Times article which linked to the Esquire article featuring JLaw in a bikini and other skimpy swimwear. She is in no way chubby and has almost no body fat. She clearly works out at the gym everyday and eats a healthy diet. She’s in her early 20s and is taller than the average woman (she’s 5″8) and has an athletic build.

    I don’t find her body attainable by any means for the vast majority of women and especially women over the age of 30. I like what she has to say, but please let’s not have anyone believe that JLaw isn’t watching her portion size, is giving into her temptations to have fried chicken or cake on a regular basis, and isn’t working with a personal trainer on a daily basis. There is nothing wrong with living a very healthy lifestyle and if I had her money, the time, and making millions from modeling and acting contracts, I would be doing something quite similar.

    However, the average woman who has to work 8 or more hours a day, has children, or who no longer has the metabolism of a woman in her early 20s will not – I repeat, will not – be able to get JLaw’s body by just spending an hour each day at the gym.

    People need to face reality and stop comparing themselves to millionaire celebrities who don’t have a 9 to 5 job and have access to the best chefs, cuisine, and personal trainers in the world. Most of us will never be able to have that lifestyle. Just concentrate on living the best life you can lead even if it means only spending 30-50 minutes to exercise each day or enjoying that piece of chocolate cake even if it means being a bit chubby. Stop believing these lies and half-truths these celebrities spew about what they do to maintain their figures!

  36. Crash says:

    I can’t stand it. Everyone is harping about her continuing to comment on her weight…then following it up by COMMENTING ON HER WEIGHT. Who said “by normal standards she is still quite thin”? If you mean the “normal” standard in America of being obese…then, yeah. She’s still quite thin. By “normal” standards she is actually quite “normal”. Love the hair.