Jennifer has previously emphasized the significance of considering the impact of her roles and how it can positively affect young audiences.
During a recent chat with Viola Davis for Variety’s Actors on Actors, Jennifer Lawrence spoke candidly about her career highlights and experiences within the movie industry.
During a conversation, the two female actors discussed Hollywood’s perception of body image. One of the actresses shared that she was asked to drop weight for her first major role as Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’, but she declined immediately. She stated that she was concerned about the potential impact it could have on young children watching the character on the big screen if she went on an extreme diet. The 32-year-old explained that she was not willing to compromise her values, and she did not want young girls to feel like they couldn’t dress up as Katniss because of their size. She expressed her desire to stay true to herself and not let negative thoughts seep into her mind.
Jennifer has emphasized the importance of considering the impact of her roles on young viewers and how pre-production decisions can affect them in the past. She disclosed to Glamour during an interview that while she exercises, she does not follow a diet because she believes that it is difficult to work when hungry. In 2013, she told BBC that her character was initially supposed to be “incredibly thin” given that Katniss was preparing for a tough battle in District 12. However, Jennifer decided to alter that perspective as she understood the power she had to control the image young girls would see.