The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence opened up about being a woman in Hollywood in the latest issue of Elle magazine, noting that she is considered a “fat actress” in Hollywood.
“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach,” the starlet says, according to the Daily Mail, referring to the actor who gained weight over the years.
Elle’s December cover girl goes on to discuss her eating habits, saying, “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”
The actress explains that she wants to to remain a positive role model for young girls in the characters she takes on. “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. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed,” she explained.
The blonde beauty goes on to discuss everything from work to love in the latest issue, noting her boyfriend, British actor Nicholas Hoult, is her “best friend” and that on the set is the place where she feels the most confident and “in control.”
Besides her strong character in The Hunger Games, Jennifer recently starred opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook and is also taking on her role as Katniss in the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games entitled Catching Fire.