Jennifer Lawrence Asks Hollywood to Establish a “New Normal Body Type”


To say nothing of the general state of the world in 2016, it’s at least heartening that some of our biggest celebrities are continuing to speak out about issues that are important to them and everyone else. (See Todd Haynes’ comments from earlier today.) The latest fist-pump quote comes from Jennifer Lawrence, star of the Hunger Games and X-Men and plenty of other things.

In a new article at Harper’s Bazaar, Lawrence speaks on her experience in Hollywood, and how she’s used as an example of Hollywood’s growing acceptance of “normal” women. Only, Lawrence says, she’s not a “normal” woman. Sure, she says, she eats what she wants — but she also works out more than normal people. She also urges Hollywood to please, help create a “new” standard of normal bodies for women.

“I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” she says. “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 article also touches on Lawrence’s outspokenness about feminism and her participation in Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter. She also talks about, um, changing her Golden Globes dress because she got her period. “Awards season is synced with my menstrual cycle,” she said. There’s an anecdote about getting a back rub from Adele, too, which, you know, for Lawrence is just an everyday thing. Read the article here.