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TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: Jennifer Lawrence Says She Won’t Starve for Hollywood! Would You?


Ladies, I know many of you want to be actresses. So I ask you this–how far would you go to portray a character?

In the December issue of Elle, Jennifer Lawrence tells her readers that in Hollywood she’s “considered a fat actress.”

Actually, this isn’t the first time Lawrence has been called fat. When The Hunger Games first was released, critics questioned whether Lawrence made a realistic Katniss because she was not emaciated. Can you believe it?

Well, it seems Lawrence hardly is concerned with the criticism. Instead, she’s taking a stance. Check out the clip below.

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.’ (Jennifer Lawrence)

But there are some celebs who will starve for a role. Anne Hathaway just lost 25 pounds for her role as Fantine in Les Misérables.

I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death…Looking back on the whole experience — and I don’t judge it in any way — it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who [my character] Fantine is anyway.

Hathaway further revealed to Vogue that she was in “a state of deprivation — physical and emotional…I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.” (Anne Hathaway, Vogue)

And what about Matthew McConaughey? He too lost lots of weight for an upcoming movie.


So while both Hathaway and McConaughey are putting their health at risk for a role, Lawrence is saying, “No way! It’s not worth it.” For her, there are too many consequences.

Is she right? Or is it okay to put our God-given bodies at risk for the sake of a Hollywood role, just as Hathaway and McConaughey have done?

This makes me wonder what else they would do for a role! Personally, I think Lawrence is right. And I believe that as Christians, we need to respect our God-given bodies and treat them well!

So I ask you ladies again–how far would you go to portray a character?

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Body Not Hungry Enough for “The Hunger Games”

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Jessica Simpson and Others Fight Hollywood Pressure to Be Too Skinny!

Image: news.com.au


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Emquinn on January 27, 2014 at 05:22

    I agree with Jennifer. I would NOT put my body at risk just for a ROLE!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by RuthOneSixteen on June 20, 2013 at 20:28

    what comments… Christian girls praising a conceited, body-shaming hypocritical SKINNY girl. Wow. things like this are what I dislike about this great site.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by idontbelonghere on December 26, 2012 at 19:44

    I don’t think we should be listing what Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey did as the bad examples. They were sculpting themselves into what was needed for an art piece. For example, Anne Hathaway was playing Fantine, who was dying in the film. It was necessary. They weren’t trying to conform for hollywood. I think we should be focusing on the girls who get plastic surgery on their face and breast enhancements for a role as a student in a highschool or something. Or the men who spend an unhealthy amount of time at the gym for something similar.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by KG on November 18, 2012 at 21:07

    Anne Hathaway is an actress who wanted to look just right for her character, who is emaciated. She’s dedicated to the job and I’m proud of her for going through that for something she loves to do, which is acting. Jennifer Lawrence is also an amazing actress. I’m proud of her for not being willing to change her body for a role. Anne didn’t stay in that emaciated form because she knows it’s not healthy. Personally, I might lose or gain weight for a role if it was required fo me. It’s about doing the things that you have to do to do the thing you love to do.

  5. b337

    Posted by b337 on November 18, 2012 at 19:43

    For some reason it won’t let me watch the Jennifer Lawrence video. It says “this video is private” and I need to log in to see it (which I am!) Anyone else having this problem?

    • Nellie

      Posted by Nellie on November 27, 2012 at 20:23

      I cant watch either video and i am logged in too!! Can anyone check this out!!??

  6. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on November 18, 2012 at 17:12

    Jennifer Lawrence fat??? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard!!! Ugh, hollywood makes me sick sometimes

  7. bonbon008

    Posted by bonbon008 on November 17, 2012 at 15:11

    The Jennifer Lawrence video isn’t working for me. It’s saying that it’s private…

  8. songbird5470

    Posted by songbird5470 on November 17, 2012 at 12:22

    I think that if you starve yourself for a role there will be more consequences in the future. I just don’t understand why people would starve themselves in the first place.

  9. Trinity

    Posted by Trinity on November 17, 2012 at 09:46

    I don’t know. I agree that it’s not good to risk your health. I also think it’s vulgar that people would call Jennifer Lawrence fat and I’m not criticizing her in any way. But I do understand how a star would think that in order to portray a starving character they’d have to look starving. It makes sense.

  10. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on November 16, 2012 at 18:59

    I don’t Jennifer Lawerence is fat! She is perfect just the way she is! I love how she’s taking a stand about this!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by No More Tears for the Awakened on November 16, 2012 at 16:55

    I really respect Miss Lawrence for her decision. I believe we should treat our bodies with respect at all times, even while acting. I know what it’s like to truly become a character, so I kind of understand what Miss Hathaway was going through with her role as Fantine.

  12. IronyQueen

    Posted by IronyQueen on November 14, 2012 at 13:12

    I think that the people in Hollywood need to change their definition of fat because Jennifer Lawrence looked pretty darn skinny.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by mrscoolio990 on November 14, 2012 at 12:42

    Jennifer is right! I would diet for a part, but no where near as to the extent as Hathaway’s diet! There’s no way!

  14. violinist4Him

    Posted by violinist4Him on November 14, 2012 at 09:09

    I saw this quote on pinterest:
    Men like curves, dogs like bones.

  15. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 14, 2012 at 02:01

    The only way I would lose weight is for health reasons,but losing 25 pounds for a movie,no thank you.

  16. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 14, 2012 at 01:51

    I would NEVER starve myself! When we don’t take care of our beautiful bodies,it hurts God.

  17. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on November 13, 2012 at 22:36

    To be honest, Jennifer Lawrence has a great body type! She is fit and looks incredibly healthy! But poor Anne Hathaway… she was just downright EMACIATED and looked absolutely SICK!!!!!

  18. Becky J.

    Posted by Becky J. on November 13, 2012 at 18:11

    I love Jennifer Lawrence 🙂 First of all because she does not let Hollywood change her! She so funny and beautiful just the way she is… and she’s an amazing actress!! <3

  19. Dee

    Posted by Dee on November 13, 2012 at 16:33

    I don’t think that starving yourself to lose weight for a role is right; however, for a day or so I might, to get the idea of how the character is feeling. But I wouldn’t keep it up. Not eating has so many horrible effects on your body and emotions, like Hathaway said. Thank you Lawrence for sticking up for us in this way. Eating food is fun, and it’s nice to know you enjoy it too.

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by Haley on November 13, 2012 at 16:09

    Ahh I love Jen!!! She is amazing <3

  21. yelloflwer

    Posted by yelloflwer on November 13, 2012 at 16:01

    When I see a picture or film with Jennifer Lawrence I tell myself “I want to look like her.” I have muscular arms and legs from playing sports and I’ve always been jealous of the ‘skinny’ girls even though I know that I will never be slight and thin. I am happy with the body God has given me and Lawrence only helped to further that positive image. I doubt anyone imagined Katniss as a frail, weak girl. I am delighted that she has become a role model for young women like myself by shaping her body in a healthy way rather than by starving herself. She is a gorgeous person inside and out!

  22. Aria23146

    Posted by Aria23146 on November 13, 2012 at 14:37

    Jennifer is at the perfect weight! she is slim and fit. “Thin” in Hollywood=annorexic. No one can be “thin” by Hollywood’s standards unless you’re near-death from starvation!!! It’s rediculous! Jennifer looks gorgeous in those shots; I’m so glad she’s sticking up for the truth!!

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by Phoenix Kyara on November 13, 2012 at 14:11

    You said it. In many ways I admire Jennifer for this. I’m one of the few people I know who hasn’t given in when other girls have said I’m too fat. You go Jennifer! As for me, 5 foot and 95 pounds is pretty close to perfect I’d say. I’d actually like to gain a few pounds so I don’t have to keep wearing 0 petite and can buy cheaper clothes.

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by unsimplysara on November 13, 2012 at 13:05

    Jlawrence is AMAZING but I did have my problems with her being Katniss at first–She’s blonde and heavier then a lot of actresses when Katniss’s whole character is revolved around being hungry…She’s in no way fat–but and I don’t condone starving yourself, but the casting directors could have chosen someone who was already naturally thinner you know? I think they chose right though–she’s an amzing actress and extremely beautiful (:

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by TKDgirl on November 13, 2012 at 12:34

    Lawrence is definitely right! I can understand why some actors/actresses would go on a diet to get more into character, but I think there’s a point when it gets really unhealthy that you have to just say no. As actors/actresses, they should realize when to put their health above the realism of the movie they’re filming.

  26. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on November 13, 2012 at 11:41

    Go Jennifer! She is so right to stand up for her healthy body like that! She isn’t even fat! Hollywood must think she’s “fat” because she kind of has a baby face, but it’s cute! Nobody should resort to eating less just for a role! It’s pathetic!

  27. jessicarose

    Posted by jessicarose on November 13, 2012 at 10:01

    I think Jennifer Lawrence is right! She shouldn’t starve herself for a role. But I don’t think she’s a great role model either because she does go and pose in super revealing bathing suits and clothing. And girls will follow that example as well! But I respect Jennifer for this!

  28. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on November 13, 2012 at 09:28

    I can’t believe that they call her fat. When I saw a picture of Katniss I didn’t think oh that girl is fat, I thought wow she is pretty! And I love Anne Hathaway but I don’t think it is right to do that to yourself.

  29. leahgrace99

    Posted by leahgrace99 on November 13, 2012 at 07:35

    This is awesome! Jennifer Lawrence is amazing and I am do happy that she is taking a stand for this!

  30. Mar100

    Posted by Mar100 on November 13, 2012 at 07:19

    i think lawrence is right! If you want to lose weight try green vegetables and exercise.