When Jennifer Lawrence was selected to play the role of Katniss in the first Hunger Games film, she was immediately told that she must lose weight. She was told she had to drop a certain number of pounds or be fired. This appalled her and what followed may have started a chain reaction in the way female actresses are portrayed on screen.
“Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight,” she said, “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.”
Thankfully, being the down to earth yet confident person that Jennifer Lawrence is, she was able to say no to these requests. She understood the effects in girls …Read more >