Unless you have been living under a rock, then you probably agree with me that Jennifer Lawrance is known as one of the biggest in Hollywood. And, until very recently, the 28-year-old was the highest paid actress within the industry.
Jennifer Lawrence is well known as an advocate for women’s rights within Hollywood and has never held back to make critics and share the unfairness between the treatment of female talent and to their male counterparts.
Now, it looks like Lawrence has decided to open up about her own experience regarding sexual harassment in Hollywood. The Cut reports that she would speak of feeling “trapped” when the 28-year-old was required to do a naked line-up with other actresses.
In her speech at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, Lawrence recounted the incident as she was one of eight women to receive honors. The 28-year-old actress admitted:
A female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me.
We are stood side-by-side with only tape covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.
Lawrence also shared a story where a male producer told her she was “perfectly f*ckable” and “didn’t understand why everyone thought she was so fat.”
To make matters worse, she also has been told before this incident, to lose 15 pounds in a matter of weeks if she wanted to land a role she’d gone for.
Lawrence said she felt “trapped,” – when described the effects of the incidents – by what happened to her. Saying “let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career.”
Lawerence has ever since, become a shining light for body positivity for both women and men, as well as she has broken free of the chains of body shaming in the idustry.
Lawrence said – when speaking about the cases of the alleged abuse of Harvey Weinstein – the resulting openness of women who are sharing their stories of sexual harassments are ‘oddly unifying.’
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Harvey Weinstein has been fired over allegations of sexual abuse from multiple women, dating back throughout his career – high profile names such as Cara Delevigne and Rose McGowan have publicly accused Weinstein of various sexual assaults.
McGowan has been the most outspoken critic of Weinstein, though many women and men have come forward during this time to speak of their own personal stories.
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