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Jennifer Lawrence Says She’s Obese By Hollywood Standards

Jennifer Lawrence or Katniss Everdeen for “The Hunger Games” fans is calling things as she sees them. In the December issue of Elle, Jennifer Lawrence talks about relationship, maturity and how she’s obese by Hollywood standards.

At 22 years old, Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most popular actresses in the world. “Hunger Games” was a worldwide success and since the movie premiered, everybody has been keeping a close eye on the cast. Elle sat down Jennifer Lawrence for an interview about her love life, maturity and being a role model to her legions of teenager fans.

Just like many other people before her, fame has two sides when it comes to Jennifer Lawrence. One is being insanely popular and rich, while the other is being scrutinized for her weight. “Hunger Games” critics had a lot to say about Jennifer Lawrence’s body at 21 playing a character who was only 16.

“In Hollywood, I’m obese” Jennifer Lawrence told Elle. “I’m considered a fat actress” she added, but that doesn’t mean she is going to starve herself “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” the 22-year-old actress explained.

And preparing to play Katniss Everdeen wasn’t all that easy, since she got the character who has to fight for her life throughout the movie. “I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong – not thin and underfed” the actress said as she confessed she did have to change a lot of things, including the way she runs.

“I’m pigeon-footed…so I decided to learn how to run with my feet straight and then they ended up just taping my ankles to make my feet go out” Jennifer Lawrence was revealing on “Good Morning America” in March.

To producers and film critics, Jennifer Lawrence has sent a strong message: she’s obese by Hollywood standards and she knows it, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to put her body through unnecessary ordeals. “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors”.

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