Jennifer Lawrence starred in a movie called The Hunger Games which apparently meant she wasn’t allowed to eat food in real life. But she did eat food, because that’s how she rolls, and she got called fat by fans and by movie reviewers. According to Lawrence, she’s been called fat, or at least chubby, her whole career. And it didn’t stop after she won her Oscar. There are industry insiders who still call her fat and warn she’ll never work again if she keeps digesting food. But she has some words for them. One of which is ‘Go,’ another is ‘F**k’, and the last one is ‘Yourself.’ Yeah, pretty much. Read her Harper’s interview below.
- 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*ck yourself.’”