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Lawrence’s refusal to starve herself

Jennifer Lawrence is mystified by the media’s obsession with her weight.

Jennifer Lawrence is mystified by the media’s obsession with her weight, said Maggie Bullock in Elle. “In Hollywood, I’m obese,” says the star of The Hunger Games. “I’m considered a fat actress.” The idea that Lawrence, who stands 5-foot-9, could be considered even slightly overweight is absurd—at most, she’s a size 6. Yet that doesn’t stop gossip columnists, paparazzi, and film critics from scrutinizing the Oscar nominee’s weight and eating habits. “Like, they got me at the movies yesterday and the caption read something like, ‘Curvy star cannot wait to dig into tub of popcorn.’ I mean, c’mon! I’m just a normal girl who likes to eat. At least they got me using my hands.” Lawrence admits that she has a healthy appetite. “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.” And unlike many of her contemporaries, she refuses to take any movie roles that require her to get super-skinny. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part,” says the 22-year-old. “I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”

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