JENNIFER LAWRENCE: EMBRACING HER OWN IDEAL

JENNIFER LAWRENCE endured months of body painting for her upcoming role as a blue superhero in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. The actor was all about luxuriating in her femininity for the film.

“I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13 year old boy,” JENNIFER (in MARCHESA) told Elle.com.

“I’m so sick of people thinking that’s what we’re supposed to look like.”

Refreshingly, the OSCAR nominee hasn’t let her recent rise to fame change who she really is — even when it comes to prepping for Hollywood’s biggest nights.

“Fifteen minutes before [the Academy Awards], the guy doing my hair goes, ‘If you can get a salad, get a salad.’ I said, ‘I’m getting a Philly cheesesteak.’ I’m sure there’s proof on a hotel bill somewhere.”

So is she used to being a star? Time will tell.

“When you’re on set, everybody’s like, ‘Oh, do you need water? Here’s 45 bottles!’” she joked.

“It’s really bizarre…I’m still getting used to it. I’m still in wonderland.”

4 Responses to “JENNIFER LAWRENCE: EMBRACING HER OWN IDEAL”

  1. glimmer Says:

    nice dress.

    I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13 year old boy.

    that’s refreshing. but not the way you may be thinking, ms.m. anything recent with females trepidatious about how they’ll look nude is they’re full of complaints/worries about what will happen when the scene hits video…

    I’m so sick of people thinking that’s what we’re supposed to look like.

    uh, that’s not what they’re supposed to look like nude??? 😉

  2. nice dress.

    I think it’s beautiful. It looks fantastic on JENNIFER. You’ve got great taste, my lil southern sweetheart.

    that’s refreshing. but not the way you may be thinking, ms.m. anything recent with females trepidatious about how they’ll look nude is they’re full of complaints/worries about what will happen when the scene hits video…

    JENNIFER is very slender. But her physique is inclined towards shapeliness. I’m glad that she’s proud of that and isn’t being swayed by anyone to be ridiculously anorexic.

    The times shift and modern media (or whatever the prevailing forces are at the time) attempts to make women feel guilty or worthless because they don’t fit into that particular box. Generations ago it was the voluptuous standard: ELIZABETH TAYLOR, MARILYN MONROE, SOPHIA LOREN. Since the 60s (though it comes and goes – the supermodels of the 80s actually looked like women) the pendulum has been swinging the other way.

    Now the ideal is to be thinner than most females can possibly be or would even want to be. Size zero is held up as the epitome. It shouldn’t be. I think most women intuitively understand what looks good on them and what their ideal weight should be. Far better to be fit and healthy than to chase something that is completely unattainable by the majority. Frankly, the size zero thing is only an attractive look if someone has a particular body type.

    If you possess that type of physicality, that’s awesome. But most women aren’t in that category and shouldn’t even try to get to that point.

    I’m 5’9″ and 140 pounds. I’m generally an American size 6. I don’t think I’ll ever be any smaller. It would look like absolute hell. I have been twelve pounds thinner. There was nothing left of me.

    Not ever going back there again. You have to know who you are and play to the particular strengths you have.

    uh, that’s not what they’re supposed to look like nude???

    Ha ha ha ha. No.

    But JENNIFER will be blue. That’s the big difference, glimster.

  3. glimmer Says:

    thanks for the info/body type contrasts.

    Frankly, the size zero thing is only an attractive look if someone has a particular body type.

    could you please post a photo of this? curious…

    also wasn’t the sizing of females clothes different in the 60’s, 80’s whatever??? and is that factoring in with the body type prefs getting pushed???

    and yes i’m sure blue always makes a difference if you’re nude. ha ha…

  4. According to stats, a size zero effectively means someone that has (approximately) a 31 1/2″ bust, a 23″ waist and 34″ hips. That’s very very small. If you’re a petite woman, those dimensions are still below average. If you’re tall, then you’d be severely underweight.

    There would simply be no other way.

    If you want an example, google TWIGGY, who was one of the modelling phenomenons of the twentieth century. She had that look.

    Sizing is difficult to qualify, glim. I’m merely speaking in generalities. In North America, it goes all over the place. There is no common denominator. You can buy three dresses on the same day and they can all be different sizes – going up or down a size or two depending on where you shop.

    That’s why I said that I’m usually an American size 6.

    Yeah…sizing was different in the 60s and again in the 80s. Trends hit. Fashion transforms.

    Ultimately, it’s all about change.

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