I believe this is one of Jennifer Lawrence’s most beautiful magazine spreads I’ve seen in a long time. She covers the latest Harper’s Bazaar UK, and she looks flawless. Inside the magazine, she opens up about the criticism she received for her 2013 Oscars speech, and more notably about her body. She talks about the pressure she got to lose weight after she won an Oscar – and to that she happily says ‘You can go f- yourself.’
On being criticised for her 2013 Oscar 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 food: “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.’”
I can’t imagine what it’s like to be constantly hounded in Hollywood over what you look like. I see someone like Jennifer Lawrence, and I find her body refreshing. She looks gorgeous, she looks healthy, she doesn’t look the slightest bit overweight. I think pressuring her to be thinner is everything that’s wrong with today’s society. I LOVE that she is so secure in her body and the way she looks that she can just tell people to f- off.
MORE GORGEOUS PHOTOS OF JEN AFTER THE JUMP!