Jennifer Lawrence never wants to hear the word 'diet'

Jennifer Lawrence on the latest edition of  Haper’s Bazaar UK.

Jennifer Lawrence on the latest edition of Haper’s Bazaar UK.

Your best friend J-Law is looking stunning on the November cover of Harper's Bazaar UK. But the highlight, as always, is her utterly frank interview style.

Actresses are forever being asked to talk about the pressure of weight loss, and their struggle to rise above it. But rarely does anyone admit how hurtful it is to be called 'fat'. How many times have you seen stars publicly shutting down haters only to step out in a new 'bikini body' after a punishing diet? 

Well, not Jennifer Lawrence. The internet's favourite woman isn't ashamed of having feelings and has one answer to anybody who dares ask her to go on a diet: 

On being called fat in the past: 


"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.

On the word diet: 

"If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f*ck yourself.'"

On being asked to 'tone things down' at the Oscars: 

"I’m uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their s***. I make awkward jokes and stutter. That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special."

Source: Just Jared

2 comments so far

  • She doesn't appear to practice what she preaches - she is much thinner than she was a few films ago.

    Date and time
    October 03, 2013, 3:03PM
    • I think that there is wise advice here.

      As a rule the word "diet" refers to some kind of fad, of which there are, sadly, way too many available on the Web.

      The contrast is with "healthy eating" - Accredited Practising Dietitians are health professionals who can provide advice about this - you can find one here:

      Dr Kiwi
      Date and time
      October 03, 2013, 5:03PM

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