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Jennifer Lawrence was pressured to lose weight for movie roles

Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence was pressured to lose weight for movie roles


Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she was asked to lose weight for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise.

In an interview with Viola Davis for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Lawrence spoke about the challenges she faced while filming the popular movie series.

Lawrence, now 32, rose to fame for her portrayal of Katniss in the 2012 movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s 2008 book.

She reprised her role in three sequels that were released in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

During the interview, Lawrence opened up about the pressure she faced to conform to certain body standards in the film industry.

“Those books were huge, and I knew that the audience was children. I remember the biggest conversation was, ‘How much weight are you going to lose?’” she said.


She said that she was asked to lose weight for the Hunger Games franchise and that the biggest conversation surrounding the role was about her weight loss.

Despite the challenges, Lawrence said that she felt an “awesome responsibility” to portray the character in a way that would be relatable to fans.

She added that she didn’t want to alienate fans “because they’re not a certain weight.” Lawrence emphasized the importance of not letting these pressures seep into her mind and affect her performance.

The Hunger Games franchise had a huge impact on the action genre, according to Lawrence. She said that before the films, “nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it didn’t work.”

Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss helped to change this and paved the way for more women to take on leading roles in action films.

Lawrence also talked about the difficulties of doing press and interviews.

She said that this aspect of her career has been the biggest “hindrance” to her craft as an actor.

Lawrence has been open in the past about the pressure she has faced in the film industry, particularly when it comes to body image.

In a 2016 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she spoke about how she was told to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role. She also discussed the impact that dieting and weight loss can have on a person’s mental health.

Lawrence has won numerous awards for her performances, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

She has also been praised for her roles in films like American Hustle, Joy, and Red Sparrow.

In recent years, Lawrence has been vocal about the need for more diversity and inclusion in the film industry.

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