Jennifer Lawrence ruined her ‘Hustle’ costumes with Doritos dust: cute or rude?

Jennifer Lawrence

Every time I write about Jennifer Lawrence, I am acutely aware that her status as a critical darling and cool chick will be measured against the gossip backlash. Kaiser alluded to this phenomenon when recently comparing JLaw to Lupita Nyong’o. Just like Kasier loves Lupita, I love JLaw and wish there was a way to insulate her from the rising tide.

Let’s just say that I recognize that Jennifer is precariously straddling the line between Lupita and Anne Hathaway territory. Last year, people adored JLaw as much as they currently adore Lupita. I can only hope that Jennifer doesn’t end up in Anne’s shoes next year. Really, people act like Anne did something seriously wrong. Maybe she was a little overenthusiastic and annoying last awards season, but she didn’t hurt anyone. She didn’t (at least I don’t think) sleep with anyone’s husband. She didn’t kick a puppy. Poor Anne.

Also not helping matters with my JLaw fear: Jennifer and David O. Russell are circling a movie about Joy Mangano, which would involve Jennifer playing the struggling single mother of three who invented the Miracle Mop. Sounds … riveting.

Today’s JLaw topic of choice just happens to be a crowd favorite: her raging appetite for food. Jennifer meant well when she started talking about body image in Hollywood, and she’s talked several times about how she refuses to starve herself or workout and diet. Now we’re hearing about how Jennifer ruined her American Hustle dresses with Doritos dust. Could she have worn a bib?

While some actresses might steer clear of artificially colored snack foods while in full 70s hair, makeup, and skin-tight, custom-made white gown, Jennifer Lawrence–our charmingly no-fuss Oscar winner–had no qualms about doing just the opposite on the set of American Hustle. During an awards-season discussion, American Hustle‘s Oscar-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson explained how he went about transforming Lawrence for her character’s highest-drama moment in David O. Russell’s period piece–and how Lawrence inadvertently mussed the design.

Describing how he translated her character’s unstable mental state in his costume designs, Wilkinson said, “With Rosalyn there was a real dichotomy, almost a schizophrenia. We saw her at home, where she was sort of hiding from the world, she was depressed and falling asleep under a sun lamp. We liked that she didn’t give a damn how she looked [at home] . . . wearing printed muumuus and shapeless things. Then, when she goes out to town, she switches modes and tries to get attention and make her husband jealous.”

The highest-impact design Wilkinson created for Lawrence was a low-cut, white metallic jersey dress that Russell had envisioned Rosalyn wearing during her climactic scene–during which she confronts and kisses her husband’s mistress, played by Amy Adams. “David really had it set in his mind that she would be wearing this dress that she just poured herself into. He wanted to see every single lump and bump. There had to be a sense of, ‘Is she going to fall out of it?’ It had this dangerous feeling to it, which matched her own dangerous mental landscape.”

Because her character was originally supposed to spill champagne over herself in the scene, Wilkinson and his costume department constructed four different versions of the dress. “And I’m kind of glad we did,” Wilkinson told the audience inside the historic Wilshire May building, “because Jennifer Lawrence is a very . . . let’s say . . . raw and intuitive young lady, and she’s not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume. So we were glad that we had a couple [backups].” (Fortunately for the production–the costumes were not too expensive. Russell was so intent on the dress looking cheap and stretchy that Wilkinson chose fabric that only cost $3.99 per yard.)

[From Vanity Fair]

All I have to say is this: JLaw should eat those Doritos while she can. She’s young and active, but she won’t be able to get away with it forever. Even if she could eat junk food forever and stay thin, it’s not a great habit for health and longevity. It will catch up with her eventually, and I’m interested to see how JLaw’s attitude towards food develops (or stays the same) over the next few decades.

Showbiz Spy also has a heartwarming (and don’t kick me for using that word) story about how JLaw offered to buy dinner for a homeless woman. She was with her mom and a few friends when she saw a lady pushing a cart. JLaw asked, “Honey, are you hungry? Do you want to come and eat with us?” A guy who overheard the question scoffed, “They’re not going to let her in there!” At which point JLaw told the guy to mind his own business and f— off. That last detail makes the story believable because Jennifer does have an atrocious potty mouth. The lady “shyly” rejected Jennifer’s offer, and JLaw handed over some money, which is way cool.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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  1. Zadie says:

    Rude, immature and unprofessional.
    The story with the homeless woman is very nice.

    • TheCountess says:

      Exactly what I came here to say.

      • Preston Ni says:

        What if the woman used the money Jlaw gave her to buy some crack? would that still be considered cool?

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      I once read an interview with Josh, and he said how he and Jen one day decided that they don’t want to work anymore so they hid from the director and the crew who had to go look for them. Everyone on the site praised them for being so funny and cute, but I just thought how unprofessional they were,

      • HappyMom says:

        Oh my god-how obnoxious is this. My best friend’s brother works as a gaffer on movies-and I just think about how hard he has always worked. He’d be away from his wife and kids for weeks on shoots-they work really long hours. And that the “talent” would find it funny to waste all of these people’s times is just sickening.

      • SonjaMarmeladova says:

        Or maybe it was an interview with Sam Claflin, but the story is the same.

    • bns says:

      She’s always revealing how unprofessional and rude she is, but apparently that’s her appeal for most people.

      • Ag says:

        I also find this rude, unprofessional, and thoughtless. A lot of people put a lot of work into making those costumes, and she acts like a spoiled 12-year old and ruins them. I don’t know how/why people find her shtick endearing.

      • JessMa says:

        They had already been made. He said they made four dresses because the scene was previously going to show the dressed getting soiled. She probably got one or two dirty because they film for hours at a time and she probably got hungry. They didn’t have to make any more dresses. Read the article, they already had extras. I am aware that 95% of actresses shooting a scene in a skin tight thin white dress would be consuming only cocaine and ice chips, but Jen likes to eat. Heaven forbid an actress eats.

      • Maria says:

        Hey, it never hurts to behave like a civilized human being when you’re eating and being mindful about making a mess. Something she couldn’t hurt learning as she matures.

      • hunter says:

        These weren’t priceless artifacts, they were FOUR dresses made at 3.99/yard.

        Big fricking deal, she didn’t ruin them all and there were plenty to go around. Sheesh.

    • Christina says:

      Rude and I am so glad to not be the only one who thinks so! Everyone raves about her and I just don’t get it. She puts me off Dior completely. If I can ever afford to wear Dior, I want to feel like a lady, not a rude mess!

    • Zadie says:

      Noe that I read it again, it seems like they made 4 dresses in advance – does this mean she has a habit of eating in them?

      • Wiffie says:

        It is clearly stated that they made 4 in advance because the dress was supposed to have champagne spilled on it. That way if they need to do the scene a couple times, there are extras.

        And I don’t picture her shoving Doritos in her mouth, chewing like an animal, wiping her hands on her ass. I can be the most careful person in the world, leaning forward, small bites, and I WILL have something happen. Wear one dress for a couple days, eat (because sustenance, and you occasionally have three minutes to shove an energy bat down our snack or whatever, no time to change completely) and I guarantee you will end up soiling that outfit somehow, no matter how small.

        I get her general demeanor might insinuate a messy slob, careless, whatever, but really? Sometimes you get DUST on you’re shirt after 8 hours. Come on

    • The Wizz says:

      Time to stop with the JLaw hate peeps!

      • Nina W says:

        Yeah it’s a little over the top considering we’re talking Doritos. Food can be messy, people make mistakes, get over it.

      • Lou says:

        You cannot eat orange chips without getting dust on yourself. Get over it, guys. It’s not like she set her trailer on fire.

      • MisJes says:

        +1, it’s getting beyond ridiculous on here.

      • Preston Ni says:

        Or..she could’ve eaten Doritos with a plate like any civilized human being would. It probably annoyed the crap out of her wardrobe person having to change her infant ass out of the costume lol

  2. Sam says:

    I have a friend who works on costume design, and I must say – to me, this is so unprofessional and rude. A lot of people work incredibly hard in the design world. Most of these costumes are custom-made and represent a lot of creative input, time and physical labor. Treating the clothes decently is basic respect to the people who put the time and labor into making them. If she was truly hungry and needed to eat, either ask to remove the dress or eat with a bib on. Jesus, woman, it’s not that hard. I would not damage the fruits of a designer’s labor for some chips.

    • Algernon says:

      I also have a friend in costume design and she emailed me that interview snippet and said it was the first time she truly disliked JLaw. It’s just discourteous.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


    • Liv says:

      But the dresses she wore were really cheap, weren’t they? I think she might have been more careful if the dresses were more expensive.

      • Boodiba says:

        That was someone’s baby, that dress. It’s like squirting ketchup onto some masterpiece painting.

      • Sam says:

        I don’t think it’s an issue of price. The dress, regardless of actual price, represents a creative process, actual work by a seamstress or designer to make it, among other things. It’s an issue of showing respect to somebody else’s work. If she was truly starving and needed to eat, that’s cool. But the appropriate thing is to 1.) change, if you can, or 2.) ask for a bib or body cover (I’ve actually seen them in backstage areas of theaters – they allow the actors to eat and drink without risking their costumes).

        I don’t think JLaw is a bad person for this. She’s young and hasn’t been working incredibly long. But it does show a lack of regard for other people. Maybe she’ll learn from this. I hope somebody had the class to educate her on set, maybe.

      • Zinnia says:

        Fabric at 3.99 / yard is synthetic and easily washed. There were multiple back-ups. This does not seem worthy of an article, other than to balance out the simple kindness part.

      • Ash says:

        @Liv and @Zinnia It’s more about respect. It takes time and labor to make those costumes. Regardless of the price. The more I learn about the antics of JLaw the more I start to dislike her, and view her on unprofessional. She’s been in the limelight long enough to know how to act like a grown up.

        Like a poster said, they have bibs that a person can wear. Just wear that. I don’t find this story the least bit of cute.

      • Liv says:

        I’m not saying that the story is cute, but if there were several dresses, which were cheap, it’s a totally different story than if there had been just one super expensive dress. You don’t even know if someone put much work in the dresses, do you? Me neither. If someone did, then yes, shame on her, but I’d say they were just cheap dresses and that it’s not a big deal.

      • Sam says:

        Liv, the dresses were custom-made, not off the rack. You can tell because they did not buy the dresses, they bought the fabric. That means somebody had to 1.) put their creative energy into designing the dress for the movie, and then 2.) somebody had to put their time and labor into patterning and creating the pieces. That makes them not-so-cheap anymore. It is rude and disrespectful to carelessly wreck or damage a piece that other people put their time and effort into creating FOR YOU. Costume design and creation is a craft and a skill, so perhaps you should consider that before trying to argue its not a big deal.

      • Grant says:

        If the dress is cheap and shoddily made does that not imply that the seamstress/tailor actually failed to invest noticeable time, toil, and treasure into the garment’s construction?

      • JessMa says:

        There were four dresses. The same dress. She probably got one dirty by accident. Should the other two be sent to the Smithsonian? I am sure if the dress was so important it can be dry cleaned. I am sorry, but what are they going to be used for after the film. Maybe one might be saved, but I am sure a lot of clothes and costumes are disposed of after films.

      • Algernon says:

        @ JessMa

        Actually, anything that isn’t ruined is often sold to costume suppliers to be rented to other productions. It’s a way movie productions recoup their money (a lot of wardrobe departments are expected to “pay for themselves”), and some studios make a lot of money renting costumes to other productions. Universal, for one, makes a mint renting period clothes. I forget the name of it, but there is a cool website that tracks various costuming pieces as they cycle through different films. (It’s also interesting to see how pieces get transformed from one production to the next.)

        It isn’t the end of the world, but it shows a kind of immature carelessness toward other people’s craft. As many people have said, it took time and effort, if not a lot of money, to make the dress. And they do actually have bibs designed specifically for actors to use while eating in costume. We don’t know what the designers intended to do with the dress after production, but at the very least she’s put them to the (added) expense of cleaning the dress.

      • Liv says:

        “Costume design and creation is a craft and a skill, so perhaps you should consider that before trying to argue its not a big deal.”

        Seriously. Read my comment. I said if someone put much work in the dress, then shame on her. So what’s your point again?!

        It really gets ridiculous. If any other actress would have ruined a dress by eating a dorito not many would probably talk about it (except it’s Anne), but Jennifer gets ripped apart. I’m not even saying that it’s cool to ruin the dress, but please, it’s not like she slept with someone’s husband or is doing drugs or whatever. It’s about a fucking dress and she could probably have been more careful – but it’s not the end of the world.

      • JessMa says:

        Algernon, I doubt this dress could have been reused. It is of such cheap material that it would not hold up well to repeat use. It barely look wearable in just the one scene. Also you are all assuming that she didn’t use a bib. Perhaps she did and missed some dust on her fingers. I myself have occasionally gotten cheeto dust on my clothes accidentally. That fabric is so white and cheap it would probably be stained by a fart. The fact is that actors, directors, and crew that have actually worked with her sing her praises. If she were rude and disrespectful that would not be the case.

        Her parents were interviewed by their local news and one of the things her father seemed most proud of was how all the hair and make up people would always tell him how polite and sweet she was.

      • Valois says:

        Algernon, I’d love to take a look at that website! Couldn’t find it via google though.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      This doesn’t make me hate her or anything, but I agree, she should have made sure not to get food on her costume. She is wearing someone else’s hard work.

    • Sullivan says:

      Yeah. Wardrobe usually stays on top of the ‘eating while in costume’ thing because you can’t always count on the actor. I’m seriously surprised she got away with not having something like a robe over the dress. The cost of the dress is irrelevant.

  3. QQ says:

    Noooow i’m gonna cry at that homeless lady story, for reals a guy told me super long ago: “You know?, is not good being in the streets, the worst is people don’t talk to you”

    JLaw is still the Bomb!

    • ncmagnolia says:

      For real. I have NEVER seen celebrity backlash happen so fast on here. Except maybe for kristen Stewart, and she cheated with a married guy! I’m scared. *runs and hides in closet*

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Aw, QQ, now I’ll be crying at that story and the quote you gave from the homeless guy. :(. Love your comments, btw- I’m always happy to see your avatar when I’m scrolling. 😀

    • Nina W says:

      Well I still like her and I still like Anne Hathaway, I don’t give a damn what kind of Internet backlash there is against someone; that is just the media cycle anyway, build them up, tear them down. I like her and so far I like her acting. That’s all that matters to me. I could care less about the Doritos dust and the harsh comments over the cheap costume, that just seems petty and stupid.

  4. lilian says:

    Don’t hate her in anyway. I just think you would have more respect for the costume and the people who poured hours into making it.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      Yeah, let’s hope she has learned a little something about respect in the workplace. She seems like such a nice kid.

    • Lou says:

      Who said it wasn’t an accident? have you never gotten food on your dress before?

  5. eliza says:

    I am waaaaaaay older than Jlaw and I still eat Doritos like a mad woman. I never knew there was a cut off age for eating junk food. If you are active, eating fun stuff shouldn’t ever be an issue. I am sure most people of any age do not exist solely on junk food, even JLaw.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Don’t make me hurt you. I used to be able to eat anything and I never gained weight, but that has changed forever. It catches up to (almost) everyone eventually, so count your blessings if it hasn’t for you, and have some Fritos for me. (Don’t like Doritos)

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh Dahling! Fantastic! When we are doing our annual Slum Day* — you can have the Fritos and I’ll eat the Doritos. Deal?

        *The day when uber rich people lay around all day in tacky Walmart clothes and drink beer. It’s different because all OTHER days we lay around in designer clothing and drink only the finest wine & spirits. Truly a hardship.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Yeah, I pretty much can eat what I want, but I have to run like a crazed wolverine to make up for it! I’m a pretty healthy eater, but Doritos are my weakness.

  6. L says:

    It was a 30-40 dollar dress that they made several copies of on purpose because it was meant to be/look cheap AND her character was originally supposed to spill champagne all over the dress. Not a big deal.

    I saw that there was a Diane von Furstenberg dress that they wanted Amy Adams to wear actually came in with a stain on it. But they wanted the dress in the movie so badly, they just wrote in the stain for the dress. THAT was the part I found interesting.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      I think even if JLaw’s dresses were expensive,she didn’t care but it’s true the interesting part is about Amy Adams’s dress

    • TheCountess says:

      It’s less the cost of the dress but the iconic value that is not enhanced by the addition of Dorito dust. The right dress in the right film strikes lightning and becomes immediately memorable and part of cinema and costume design legend. It’s disrespectful to dribble junk food all over your garments.

  7. Dani says:

    I despise her soccer mom hair cut (and the fact that she gets praised for it but soccer moms don’t) but the offer of food to the homeless woman is really sweet.

  8. Algernon says:

    “She didn’t (at least I don’t think) sleep with anyone’s husband.”

    Yep, she did. Christian Bale.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      O no she didn’t. That was just a stupid rumor.

      • jaderu says:

        I think it would be funny though if there was a blind about an actor that got caught cheating because he came home covered in Dorito dust.

    • HappyMom says:

      that was Anne Hathaway.

    • JaDeRu says:

      I loved the old days when we could gossip about celebrity affairs without having to rely on possible made up blind items. In my day we had to accept hearsay and misconstrued glances and use them as our ammo of truth. And we had to walk to school in the snow. Uphill. And we were thankful.

  9. Tania says:

    I just can’t hate her.

  10. starrywonder says:

    I still love her and love that she told that guy to F off. Next time girl though wear a bib!

  11. bns says:

    She is so f*cking annoying.

    I still can’t believe she won an Oscar for SLP. None of the performances in that movie were Oscar worthy, except for (maybe) Bradley Cooper.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      If she gets another Oscar for her overacting in AH, I will lose the little remaining faith I have that the Oscars are about acting.

      • Megan says:

        If anyone but Lupita or June win I will be done with the Oscars! JLaw isn’t a bad actress but she didn’t deserve the Oscar she has, and without a doubt she doesn’t deserve a second one.

      • TheCountess says:

        @Megan, Lupita is cresting at just the right time (voting starts in a couple of weeks) and there’s true concern that “12 Years” could be shut out entirely. She and McQueen are really its strongest candidates to win at this point, and I don’t think voters will pass up the chance to make sure the film is represented at the podium in a significant way.

        (I’ve been saying I thought the film still had a hold on the top prize but I’m starting to turn on that belief. The film – merits aside – is really fading momentum and in a nine-film field of nominees, I think it’s going to be the victim of split voting more than it would be in a five-film field.)

      • Liv says:

        Oh my god, I really hope that Jennifer doesn’t win the Oscar – people would rip her apart! Unbelievable how fast the public sympathy went to hate.

    • Shelly says:

      My god, get over it. I bet you click on every single J Law post to share this exact same thought. Enough. Seriously. It’s over, she won, and whether you like it or not your complaining isn’t going to change that.

    • MonicaN says:

      I like her and I think she’s talented, but I agree that she did not deserve that Oscar. The whole time I was watching SLP, I couldn’t help but think she seemed amateur at best.

      • Liv says:

        I keep repeating it: many actors don’t get an Oscar for their best work. Jennifer was really, really good in Winter’s Bone and also pretty good in Silver Lining’s, so she definitely deserved it.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        It’s not a popular opinion, but I thought B Coop was fantastic in SLP and out-acted Jennifer. I like Jennifer and think she’s talented, too.

      • A Mascarada says:

        @ Greenturtle
        + 1
        I saw SLP after the Oscars , so I was ready to be impressed by Jennifer… and I wasn’t. I really thought B Cooper was great though.

    • Ash says:

      Oh, finally some of people who find her annoying. I agree with everything you said.

  12. Shantal says:

    Is she incapable of playing characters who are actually in her age group? According to Wiki, Joy Mangano graduated university in 1978 and invented the mop in 1990. Ergo, she had to have been at least a decade older than Jennifer when the mop was invented.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      And how is she going to play a mother of 3? They will probably age her with makeup, but still. Give Amy the role.

    • HappyMom says:

      This is my main complaint about her acting. I think she’s a good actress-but David O Russell miscasts her always as older than she really is.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        *post deleted*

        oh never mind. the vitriol towards this girl is not something I want to get invoved in.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Lol @Paranormalgirl. I know, right? Soon she’ll be in Swifty territory and the posts on her will be 97% negative comments.

    • Megan says:

      I agree, there are a lot of fabulous actresses in that age range no reason to cast a 20 something. If he wants to work with her, I totally understand that but find a project that fits her age. Its not like there aren’t riveting stories of people in their 20s.

    • lily says:

      It’s really getting ridiculous. She’s barely convincing when playing a widow or mother of one, now mother of THREE???

    • TheCountess says:

      There are *too* many actresses in their thirties fighting to find decent parts to be okay with Lawrence getting those roles over and over and over again. (Imagine what Amy Adams would have achieved in “Silver Linings Playbook,” because of the life experience she’d have brought to Tiffany. Ugh, what a missed opportunity.)

    • JessMa says:

      She plays a teenager in winter’s bone and hunger games. Seems age appropriate in X-men.

  13. Suze says:

    She is a good actress and she does seem like a decent human being.

    That said, I am getting tired of these kinds of stories about her. She needs to lay low for a while after the Oscars.

    • How says:

      Some costume dude talks about her, somebody else tells about her having dinner with her mum, and people make a story about it. She has in no way contributed to this “news”. She’s filming somewhere and makes no news, gives no interviews, has not campaigned this season only participated to two shows to which she had to being the previous winner but no awards dinners or happenings, no talk shows, no nothing. What should she do to lay low when even when she is laying low stories like this are written almost daily?

      • Zadie says:

        Oh come on, this came from her PR:

      • How says:

        You think her PR people are so incompetent that they haven’t seen the backlash rising. What would be their motivation to feed constant stupid stories that can be read negative (if you really try)? They are paid by her, if she falls out of grace they get paid less, right?

      • Zadie says:

        It was intended to sound like: Aaaw, Jen is so clutzy we had to make 4 dresses. And she eats Doritos!

      • How says:

        So you consider them incompetent, then.

      • Zadie says:

        It worked amazingly so far. And I’m sure there are legions of people who find it cute.

      • JessMa says:

        And they made the costume director go along with it? They had already made the four dresses prior to filming. Nor is she the only 20 something to eat doritos. You are reaching.

  14. Hannah says:

    “She [Anne Hathaway] didn’t (at least I don’t think) sleep with anyone’s husband.” There was a blind item around the time of The Dark Knight. Ahem.

    • LadySlippers says:

      But Blind Items are wrong 99% of the time.
      And the ones that are right probably end up that way by chance.

      We have got to stop taking those things as the Gospel truth when they aren’t.

      • Bedhead says:

        Yes! Totally a blind item, and I don’t believe it.

      • TheCountess says:

        I had to stop reading CDaN because of the blind item/”Enty” worship over there. 99% of the blinds are written based on pictures posted in the Daily Mail, and the “reveals” tend to be based on whoever had something happen publicly that vaguely fits the outline of the blind. It’s like horoscopes, you can read into them whatever you want and a clever writer can make you think a specific celebrity is a lock for it.

      • Olivia says:

        Lainey was the one who revealed the affair between bale and Anne. The driver of bales car was her source. It was brief.

      • LadySlippers says:

        @Olivia: Gossip based on a real tip is totally different than a Blind Item. I’ll still be skeptical of the tip (motive, truth, etc.) but won’t dismiss it completely out of hand like I would a BI.

    • Sarah says:

      Yeah, it seems really likely that an intensely private guy like Bale would have sex with Anne who is always so aware of her celebrity in the back of a car with another person present. /sarcasm

      • Olivia says:

        Did I claim that the source said there was sex in the back of the car? Please learn to read. I said bales driver was the source which means he either overheard something, drove bale somewhere or saw sex in the back of the car or somewhere.

  15. missmerry says:

    “Even if she could eat junk food forever and stay thin, it’s not a great habit for health and longevity. It will catch up with her eventually, and I’m interested to see how JLaw’s attitude towards food develops (or stays the same) over the next few decades.”

    thank you for adding that. It’s fine for girls her age to be eating like shit. If she wasn’t an actress, she might be in college, and college dining is less than healthy.

    But when you age, food affects you differently, and I’m glad somebody acknowledges this. I’m certain she won’t be pounding pizza and doritios forever, and it’s funny and typical for her to say she eats like this as a young 20-something, but it should also be noted that if she continued that into her 30’s, she’d end up unhealthy.

    • JessMa says:

      Please tell this to my 40 year old cousin that eats like a pig and is 5’9 and 115 pounds. She has always been skinny. I eat like a pig still, but had to start working out at 30. Some people do hit the genetic lottery. My trim grandfather ate everything deep fried and covered in sugar an lived to be 105. He was actually pretty spry until about 104.

      • KC says:

        Jennifer Lawrence isn’t naturally skinny, though. It would be one thing if she had Kiera Knightley’s ectomorph body type, but she doesn’t. Jennifer WILL put on the weight someday.

      • JessMa says:

        Yeah I agree with you. She is not stick thin and will probably start gaining in her 30s.

  16. yael says:

    ehh… can’t fault her for eating while in costume. i doubt they can take the things off very often, and if you get hungry…

    offering food/money to the homeless woman is sweet.

  17. dizzylucy says:

    I doubt she wiped her hands on the dress or anything, but if I were in costume, I’d make sure to protect it, knowing how frequently I manage to spill stuff on my clothes!

    I LOVED some of Amy’s character’s wardrobe in this film. The airport scene, the coat with the big hat was incredible.

    Anne didn’t do anything besides get hyper and over-excited last year, but then wisely laid low for a while. But if she’s going to complain about that time now, it’s going to undo that quiet time.

  18. V says:

    I think unless she was paying for those dresses herself or was sharing that bag of Doritos with wardrobe, it was pretty rude…not really a surprise from her though.

  19. Megan says:

    The story with the homeless woman is wonderful and sweet.

    However, what she did to the costume was rude, unprofessional and disrespectful to all the people in wardrobe and production. Those people work extremely hard for considerably less money then she makes, she should respect that and not damage their hard work.

  20. Kaye says:

    Yep. I hear the backlash getting under way.

  21. Cari says:

    She may do some quirky things, but I think she has an honest good in her, that make her a great person. Did anyone see the clip where she was at a red carpet event, and went over to a young girl in a wheel chair that was really upset? She just seems to be a genuine nice person, and that is why I think she is fantastic!

  22. lunchcoma says:

    I think she means well and is basically a decent person, but that’s really rude and unprofessional. She’s been in the business long enough to have some appreciation how much work goes into the costumes. I like Doritos too, but if I had to eat while wearing a costume, I could find something that wasn’t going to be messy.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    This is not cute. She keeps this up she’ll be the new Kristen Stewart.

  24. Mark says:

    Quirky real woman she eats and doesn’t exercise and that homeless woman story is pure BS

    • KevinA says:

      I don’t think her people made it up, but the “story” is so badly written (when did this occur? Isn’t she in Atlanta now?) that I doubt it happened.

  25. Reece says:

    As someone who has worked in costuming, that is beyond irritating. Having backups doesn’t lessen it either because you don’t want to use the backups if/before you have to, that’s money. They’re being nice cuz it’s JL. This is the first time I’ve been really annoyed with her.

  26. Samantha says:

    I do not and still do not buy that JLaw “doesn’t diet or work out”. I’ve read tons of articles about her diet and exercise routine to stay in shape, especially for Hunger Games. No one sits around on their bum all day and stays so fit. And to destroy costumes that cost a fortune in time and sweat equity to make is pretty rude, unless they let her keep them afterwards (and she knew she could keep them after filming).

    • paranormalgirl says:

      She said she doesn’t like to diet and work out. That is not the same things as not dieting and working out.

    • JessMa says:

      She said she doesn’t diet and she doesn’t like to exercise. That being said, she does have to train for her films. She has had to train for the never ending filming of the Hunger Games movies. I think she is willing to exercise for a movie, but she won’t starve herself. Also maybe she hates the gym but might like things like biking or yoga.

    • Ash says:

      The girl obviously workouts now, look how much slimmer she is now compared to when she first hit the scene.

  27. Lara Morgana says:

    Oh my God. Because this woman eats Doritos and messes up clothes she is “rude and unprofessiona”l? Lighten up, people and stop trying to find an excuse to dislike her.

    • G. says:

      Messing up a costume that took time and work to create specifically for the film IS rude and unprofessional.
      I don’t even hate her and I know that.

      • JessMa says:

        Or it was an accident. Not to mention there were three others made because the dress was originally meant to be ruined.

  28. BettyBlue says:

    I think she’s talented and probably is a decent person. However, some of the stuff she does has come off as a little rude (SAG awards). I think she’s intent on being natural but hasn’t fully relished that in public, where people coach little snippets of your life, it’s worth paying more attention to what snippets get released…it’s a bummer but it’s worth mastering…. See Amy Adams for notes.

    • dizzylucy says:

      I think this is a good take on it – she seems to speak without a filter, and for a while has gotten a lot of positive attention for that. But now that she’s been around for a while and getting some backlash, a little media training or reserve is probably not a bad idea, unless she really doesn’t care.

  29. stellalovejoydiver says:

    What a coincedence that homeless story surfaces just after she got criticism for being rude at the SAGs…

  30. Kelly says:

    I’m sure she didn’t do it on purpose! Sheesh, accidents happen, who’d have thought a dress could be ruined by eating a few Doritos! I wouldn’t!
    I’m sure this doesn’t mean JL doesn’t respect the work of the costume design department! Way to blow up a story. I dislike her because of her media/red carpet behavior, not silly stories like these.
    And don’t get me started on Hathaway who recently stated she felt the public masses needed a break from her so she purposefully remained on the down low, how condescending can you get..

  31. mercy says:

    Much ado about nothing, tbh. But I think it’s a story because her PR wants it to be. I like her, but I get it already. Now we can add she’s messy and she eats junk food to the ‘She’s so down to earth! One of us! ‘ meme.

  32. Jackson says:

    It’s unprofessional to not have respect for someone else’s work, plain and simple. Eat all the Dorito’s you want, just don’t make a mess of your costume. Part of being a professional is not making other people’s jobs more difficult.

    • JessMa says:

      How is it more difficult if there were already three spare dresses made.? I feel like people comment without actually reading the article.

  33. John says:

    It was careless, but not in any way intended as an I-can-do-what-I-want move à la Lohan.
    I’m actually surprised they didn’t have smocks or robes for the actors to wear on snack or smoke breaks.
    I’m sure a single one of the producers’ lunches at Ivy cost about six times what the dress did.

  34. themummy says:

    Hmm. I am well over 30 and enjoy whatever food I want (within reason…I’m diabetic) and very fit (always have been), I reject the idea that people can only certain things to a certain age. Moderation is key. That with a diet that is normally healthy and some regular exercise.

  35. ella says:

    Isn’t this just one of those stories, like the “oh, I had gummy bears in my pocket!” one that are designed to show that she’s just like us… a junk-food-eating, laid-back gal? Methinks the lady doth protest too much (probably because she feels guilty for her noticeably slimmer figure).

  36. Sumodo1 says:

    You know those fluorescent orange crackers with peanut butter sandwiched inside from snack machines? I had to share an editing bay with a guy who ate those constantly. Ewwwww. Jlaw’s Doritos dust gets an ewwwwww, too. Ew, ew, ewwwwww!

  37. Liberty says:

    This reminds me of the story about how Pitt was constantly snacking on set during Ocean’s Eleven, so Clooney suggested adding that habit to his character.

    I have to say I have seen people chowing down on Doritos at football parties and no mess, so possibly she didn’t consider the potential issue and now she will. Hell, I have eaten a few with no dusting. Her past costumes have been pretty wreck-proof and so it is in the realm of possibility that she didn’t think of problems.

  38. Cro-girl says:

    Doritos are ace.

  39. Aly says:

    I liked her when she first appeared, but her gimmick has grown so old. She’s nothing but obnoxious now. I would have no problem with all her media attention if they didn’t overhype her. Her looks are average (and that’s with make up) her talent is above average but still overrated. And the only person who can make constant talk of food and weight and farts cute is Liz Lemon.

    Also I’ll say it…American a Hustle was SO not the amazing film they want it to be. And is jennifer wins over Lupita we will know once again her fame has won her an oscar. Yes I said again, SLP was awful too.

    Geez reading this back I sound like such a hater lol. Honestly I’m just so tired of having this girl shoved in our faces and being told she is the BEST EVERYTHING. But better her than Kim kartrashian I guess…

  40. OhMyMy says:

    She can eat whatever she wants to, I’m not gonna shade her for that.

    But, girl, come on. Obviously she’s not someone who has ever worked with fabric. You wash your hands before you pick up and touch any fabric, yarn, thread, beads whatever you’re working with, ALWAYS.

    The costume designer and team worked hard to put you in that dress, respect it. They are just as professional and deserving of respect for making that movie happen as you are.

    Luckily they had 2-3 versions of that dress on hand but that’s not always possible.

  41. Lola Lulu says:

    i love the story about the homeless woman, I really want that story (or at least the gist of it) to be true. as for the costuming drama, its rude & inconsiderate on JLaw’s part…however, I’m inclined to chalk it up to age & immature thoughtlessness. hopefully someone from her team pulls her aside and addresses it to avoid future professional mishaps. that being said, I just haven’t seen or heard enough criticism to believe this girl has a mean bone in her body.

  42. kaligula says:

    If you really want to help a homeless person, offer to watch his or her stuff while they go to the bathroom to bathe and etc. if they will let you. Which they probably won’t. But anyway that is often an even more pressing need than eating sometimes, if one is living on the streets. God bless

    • Caesar says:

      OMG! Can’t the damn girl do ANYTHING right!

    • John says:

      Sorry, but you have no clue what you are talking about.

      • kaligula says:

        No, it’s you that has no clue what I’m talking about. Wth even leave a response like that. When did CB start being frequented by these insecure keyboard warriors? I don’t like the comments I’m seeing lately. It didn’t used to be like this here

  43. original kay says:

    I think she just does everything to the extreme.

    Not being that type of person, I find it annoying and overly dramatic.

  44. KC says:

    Substitute Michael Fassbender’s name for Jennifer Lawrence’s in this story (or in ANY Jennifer Lawrence story), and see how much you would let him get away with it like you have let her.

    • JessMa says:

      I am not sure if you think people would be upset or nonplussed by Fassbender dorito dust. Which is it?

      • G. says:

        I’d probably think the same thing, honestly. I’m not a Fassbender fan to begin with, and no matter who you are, you should always try to be considerate of other’s work, especially when it’s done for you (multiple dresses or not). She’s still newer to the business, yes, but she should know better. Hopefully she learns and matures. I’m a little bit younger and so I can understand not being fully mature or perfect, because god knows I’m not.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Honestly, if it were Michael Fassbender, I’d just think it was kind of bizarre (in addition to being rude). He doesn’t strike me as the sort to sit around eating Doritos, so it would take me a bit to get past that. Now, if you told me he spilled beer on his costume, it would seem a little more plausible and I’d say that wasn’t the right way to behave either.

  45. Jag says:

    I came in here to scream RUDE at her for ruining the costumes. I still think it’s rude because she could’ve asked for a shirt to cover her front while she ate.

    But helping a homeless person made my ire dissipate for now.

  46. pru says:

    NOT that I think JLaw is any kind of perfect princess…..
    The article says that she “inadvertently” mussed the dress. That doesn’t necessarily mean she was being rude & unprofessional. I can’t imagine that a wardrobe dept couldn’t provide a robe or something to cover up with while eating. It could have happened by accident, by not having the proper cover up at the time she was eating.
    (I say this because I have ruined many a shirt accidentally myself. )
    I actually think it’s kind of rude for the costume designer to refer to her ‘lumps and bumps’.
    *off to feed my inexplicable craving for Doritos*

  47. Evi says:

    Film sets are hideously boring and the hours are long. Sometimes scenes take a long time [a number of takes] to film. They are only dresses. It’s not like she is killing an animal for goodness sake. I think the over-inflated value placed on fashion is sad.

  48. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    She’s awesome. She could never become Hathaway b/c she’s way too honest on every level. She also doesn’t really give a f*ck about having a career.

  49. homegrrrrl says:

    i’m so sick of barbie t*ts on sticks that I don’t care if she isn’t bragging about being thin or a workout person. Good for her. And the issue of “lady like” changes over the centuries; god forbid she isn’t wearing a corset or a girdle, because that’s what she would have been chastised for in centuries past. Get over it people, this dress was meant to get soiled, and I’m sure the costume people told her in advance, and we don’t know if she ate sloppily in anticipation of this. The joke this costume person is telling is taken out of context.

  50. Miffy says:

    I’ve reached saturation point with this chick and her junk food schtick. She’s not THAT young that she can count on her metabolism solely, that girl diets and works out, lay off the insistence you inhale pizzas in their entirety, stop pulling miley Cyrus faces in photos, I have not had enough coffee for your crap JLaw

  51. AnnieCL says:

    Oh my God, those first few posts (‘cos I couldn’t read any more) – costume will always make more than 1 principal outfit because of mishaps etc, or to have a fresh one ready for another take, it’s necessary! J*sus! The girl is candid & open, & can act – don’t bother getting judgemental & your knickers in a knot! Be happy for her, freaks!

  52. sillyone73 says:

    I really want to see “Hustle” but I won’t because Jennifer is in it. That is all.

  53. bored_01 says:

    She looks fantastic. I want to see it too now!

  54. LAK says:

    Why is this a story? I honestly don’t understand why this is a story. It’s not as if she was making Lindsay Lohan type damage to the costume.

  55. YOYO says:

    I think it’s totally cute! I don’t think she will ever go the way of Hathaway because she doesn’t have that Mary Poppins staunch weirdness going on. She’s too funny to follow Anne Hathaway’s path in my opinion. I thought the scene where she kisses Amy Adams was easily the funniest, best acted part of the entire movie.