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TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: Jennifer Lawrence Says She Won’t Starve for Hollywood! Would You?
Written by T.M. Gaouette | November 13, 2012
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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