“I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” Jennifer Lawrence told Harper’s Bazaar.
“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.”
Jennifer Lawrence has called on Hollywood to embrace a “new normal” for female body types in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The Oscar-winning star of Silver Linings Playbook suggested society had become so used to overly skinny frames that perfectly healthy women were being made to feel overweight.
“I would like us to make a new normal body type,” Lawrence 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.
“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.’ Which is crazy. The bare minimum would be to up the ante. At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one.”
Lawrence also addressed the media storm over her essay on gender pay disparity for her friend Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter. “I had no idea it was going to blow up like that,” she said. “And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn’t pay any attention to the positive feedback. But, really, people who criticised it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don’t really care what those people think.”
The 25-year-old Kentucky-born actor has been the butt of jokes from fellow actor Ricky Gervais, who quipped at the Golden Globes that nurses and factory workers might march in support of Lawrence, asking: “How the hell can a 25-year-old live on $52m?” In response, Lawrence said she tried “not to be too sensitive to the ‘poor little rich girl’ jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That’s what I’m talking about.”