Jennifer Lawrence Discusses Body Image, Oscars Speech & More in “Harper’s Bazaar” UK


jenniferlawrence-harpers-100213Jennifer Lawrence covers the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK and she’s opening up in the magazine about some tough subjects.

Earlier this year, Jennifer received a lot of attention during the Oscars, not only for her fall but also for her speech. She told the magazine, “[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.” Well Jennifer, we love your awkwardness, so keep it up!

Jennifer also chatted with the magazine about dealing with haters and body image issues. “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.”

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Jennifer continued, “[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.'”

We love how honest JLaw is and we also love that she doesn’t care about what people think and she just loves her craft services. “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.”

For more, be sure to pick up the November 2013 issue and don’t forget to watch Jennifer in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, out November 22, 2013.

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