Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out About Body-Image and Weight Loss


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Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence recently appeared on the David Letterman show in November 2013

…Where she was her usual outspoken, leaving no holds barred self, replying to a question about her recent stomach pains with…

“I just had this really bad pain for, like, three weeks…”

“And you know you can only s**t your pants so many times a day before you go to the emergency room, before you’re like… I need to go to the hospital.”

When preparing for her role in the latest Hunger Games movie, Jennifer Lawrence she said…

“I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong — not thin and underfed.”

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She went on to say…

“We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing. They see enough of this body that they will never be able to obtain and it’s an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry.”

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“This is a person that young girls – well, all women, but mainly young girls – will be looking up to and are going to want to look like her, and we have control over it, so why not make her strong? Why not make her beautiful and healthy and fit?

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“I was very adamant about that, because I think that our industry doesn’t take enough responsibility for what it does to our society, about having these unrealistic expectations, and I don’t want to be part of that. I remember what it felt like to be 14 years old and looking at a Victoria’s Secret model, and thinking, ‘I’ll never look like that.’ I don’t want to make someone feel like that.”

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Obviously, her being an actor requires her to create a certain ‘look’ however it is important to realize that all of us have our own unique bodies, and that is a beautiful thing in of itself.

Jennifer also appeared on a recent cover of Elle Magazine, with some followers claiming that she looks the same as all the other Hollywood actresses, however I do want to point out the level of Photoshop image manipulation that goes into every single magazine cover, and image inside of a magazine.

Image manipulation is not an every now and then thing, it’s an all the time thing – as far as magazine editors as concerned.

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Image manipulation includes but is not limited to, waist, buttocks, thigh’s, arms, feet, hands, face, cheeks, chin, eyes, hair… Actually, if you can think of a body-part, it’s able to be manipulated!

So I wouldn’t look at magazine covers as an accurate representation of what an actress or actor really looks like.

The movie lighting and camera angle tricks (just to name a few) are just as notorious for changing the way people look, just to achieve a desired effect for a movie.

But in my opinion, any image manipulation that’s created, has instantly forfeited the right to call the image a photo of another human being…

Instead, the image is now a cartoon.

That’s just my two cents on that.

You can also get a FREE copy of my new Ebook called “Boost Your Body-Image With NLP” here…

 

Jennifer Lawrence has also had a few strong words to say about the television show, “The Fashion Police”, where a seemingly obvious presenter is paid to critique and fire abuse towards celebrities, their outfits and body shapes. She goes on to say, “The thing that upsets me the most is when anybody says anything to one of the people from a show like that, they say, ‘Well, welcome to the real world!’”

“The world’s not really going to change if we just keep saying stuff like that. What if, in the ‘50s, someone had said, ‘Why should black people use a separate bathroom?’ and you said, ‘Welcome to the real world!’ Nothing really changes as long as someone has that mentality, until someone has the mentality of, ‘We aren’t going to call anybody ‘fat’ on TV because I think it’s incredibly dangerous.’ I think that everybody is responsible for the effect that they have. And it fires me up!”

I like where she is going with this…

She’s saying that just because everyone believes something to be normal, doesn’t mean it’s healthy (for the mind or body)

Just because everyone believes something, doesn’t mean it’s true.

Years ago people believed the world was flat, and anyone who opposed that was ridiculed…

Years ago people believed the sun rotated around the earth, anyone who also opposed that was ridiculed (or tortured)…

This goes to show that societal and cultural norms are not always what’s best for us as a people, for our children, or our children’s children.

The change in attitude towards body-image starts here, with you, with me, with us now…

I share how to boost your body-image in my new book called “Boost Your Body-Image With NLP” which is currently available for free by clicking here

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