Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is a powerful force in Hollywood today — but when she was starting out as an actor, she says she was forced to do something "degrading. In front of a rapt crowd at the event, Lawrence said the women had to stand "side by side with only paste-ons covering our privates" as they were photographed. She described the incident as "degrading and humiliating" and that the producer then told her to use the photos of herself as inspiration for her diet.
Skip navigation! Story from Pop Culture. Ever since The New York Times published an account about the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinsteinwomen in various industries have come forward about their own experiences with harassment.
Published: October 17, Jennifer Lawrence was forced to do a nude line-up next to thinner women to encourage her to lose weight when she was starting out in Hollywood. A number of actresses have been coming forward with their experiences with Hollywood executives after producer Harvey Weinstein was hit with a number of sexual harassment and assault allegations earlier this month.
This time, it has nothing to do with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but what another producer allegedly forced an Oscar winning actress to do before her career took off. Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she was forced into a nude line-up, made to stand next to thinner women, and then told to lose 15 pounds for a role. Lawrence says the female producer then forced her to pose for pictures as she stood there, telling her to use them as inspiration to lose the weight.
While Lawrence has stated that she never personally witnessed his abusethe type of behavior described by the many women accusing him unfortunately runs rampant in Hollywood. And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. When Lawrence tried to advocate for herself, sharing her experience with both the producer and director of the project, she was given no support.
Jennifer Lawrence has become the latest star to describe the "degrading" treatment she has received from film executives, saying she was made to do a "nude line-up" in the early days of her career. The Hunger Games star, who is one of the highest paid actresses in the world, said it was a "degrading and humiliating" moment. The year-old Oscar-winner, who was speaking in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal at the Elle: Women In Hollywood awards, said: "One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough.
There was a time when Jennifer Lawrence 's candor about the " shit actresses have to go through " in Hollywood was refreshing; now it's vital. During the early aughts of her career — before she found international fame in The Hunger Games — Lawrence was told by a producer to lose 15 pounds in two weeks, something that no heath professional would ever advise. During a separate instance, she was asked by female producer to do a "nude line-up" with five other actresses, all of whom were thinner than her.
Jennifer Lawrence speaking at the Women in Hollywood event. Jennifer Lawrence revealed a "degrading and humiliating" experience from early in her Hollywood career. While speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood eventthe year-old actress spoke about her own personal experience as a woman in the industry. After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.
By Jessica Sager. Jennifer Lawrence revealed that one of her earliest acting jobs was rife with sexual harassment, from demands to lose weight to being propositioned for pornography. One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough.