Jennifer Lawrence forced into a 'nude lineup' early in her career

17 October, 2017, 17:54 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Kathleen Kennedy

Jennifer Lawrence has gone through many a gauntlet on-screen, but nothing could compare to the "degrading" and "humiliating" experiences she faced early on in her career. And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. "After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet".

The producer wanted Lawrence to lose the weight in two weeks - which is not only offensive, it's unhealthy.

She tried to stand up for herself and told another producer she thought the weight loss demands were not appropriate.

"He said he didn't know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was 'perfectly f-kable, '" Lawrence told the crowd.

The Oscar-winning star said she felt "degraded and humiliated" by the line-up which saw her pitted against a slimmer actress.

Lawrence concluded her speech by expressing support of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's call for a Hollywood commission against harassment, and vowing to "lend my ear. True disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger that I felt at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment".

The "mother!" star said the freaky incident happened when she was just starting out in her career and was ordered to stand naked in a line-up with other actresses so that a female producer could judge her body size, People reported.

The actress described feeling "trapped" and powerless by the entire experience. "Every human being should have the power to be treated with respect because they're human".

Actress Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage at the "mother!" press conference during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. She did not want to be a "whistleblower" or have these "embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine".

"I'm still learning that I don't have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable", she said.

"I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein?s behaviour". We will stop normalizing these horrific situations.

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