Published: Thu, October 19, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Jennifer Lawrence naked lineup: 'Degrading, humiliating' by woman producer

Jennifer Lawrence naked lineup: 'Degrading, humiliating' by woman producer

She said she only broke her silence after hearing stories of other "brave women".

"When I was younger and a novice, the producers of a film have asked me to lose 7 kilos in two weeks".

"He asked me to star in a porno as the character", she revealed, "among many other things that are too inappropriate to repeat here in this dress". She went on to explain that another actress had already been fired because she was unable to lose weight quick enough for the producers.

She said: "I can't tell you how many times I've saved makeup artists - because it trickled down, too - and camera assistants from DPs who are like, 'Woo woo.' It happens on lesser states as well".

Reese chose to speak out about what happened to her when she was just a teenager at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in Beverley Hills on Monday night (16.10.17) and admitted that the incident still haunts her now.

"We stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates", she recalled.

Lawrence described feeling "trapped" by her experience, and says: "I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career", showing that even someone with as much pure talent and charisma as J. Law is not immune to the pressures of industry and cultural expectations of how a woman should behave. "He said he didn't know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was 'perfectly fuckable, '" Lawrence said.

After hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these fearless women speak up tonight about things that we're kind of told to sweep under the rug and not to talk about, it's made me want to speak up and speak up loudly because actually I felt less alone this week than I have felt in my entire career.

In addition to this upsetting account, the A-lister also revealed that the recent sexual misconduct admissions have been "oddly unifying". For many young actresses who have spent years working to even get into a room with someone like Weinstein, it's almost impossible to come forward with a story of sexual misconduct. "And when I say saved, I mean momentarily been like, 'Don't, f--er!' And they are embarrassed for one second but it just keeps going every single day".

Lawrence also expressed her support for a Hollywood commission proposed by Kathleen Kennedy that is aimed at ending sexual harassment in the industry. I am so encouraged that we are making a new path forward. We will stop normalizing these horrific situations.

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