Jennifer Lawrence is sick of people complimenting her for her “normal” body, thank you very much.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, J-Law struck out at unfair expectations on female bodies.
“I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” she said. “Everybody says, ‘We love that there is somebody with a normal body!’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t feel like I have a normal body’. I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person.”
The star said her body is only perceived as “normal” because society’s perspective has been warped.
“I think we’ve gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, she’s curvy’,” Lawrence said. “Which is crazy. The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante.
“At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one.”
Lawrence also discussed her views on feminism in the interview.
“I don’t know why that word is so scary to people; it shouldn’t be, because it just means equality,” she said.
“If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don’t have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman. We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We’re empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.”
Lawrence’s comments on body image are similar to those made by her friend, Amy Schumer, after the comedian was featured in Glamour Magazine‘s celebration of “plus-size” women.
“Plus-size is considered size 16 in American. I go between a size 6 and 8,” said Schumer, who added that it was “not cool” for young girls to see her body type as “plus-size”.
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