Jennifer Lawrence wants a 'new normal body type' in Hollywood

Oscar award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is known for being relatable; It's actually now hard to imagine Hollywood before there was a brilliant blonde babe tripping over all of the red carpets. She's hilarious, she's talented and she certainly knows how to speak her mind - all of the reasons we're desperate to be her BFF. 

Last year for Lena Dunham's blog, Lenny Letter, Lawrence wrote about gender equality, specifically equal pay for women in Hollywood. The essay went viral with a lot of people criticising the well paid actress for complaining at all, but Lawrence held her own. In her cover story interview with Harper's Bazaar, she says "I had no idea it was going to blow up like that. And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn't pay any attention to the positive feedback. My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it's hard to see your kid take criticism."

"But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don't really care what those people think."

Jennifer Lawrence Harper's Bazaar

"I try not to be too sensitive to the 'poor rich girl' jokes," she says. "I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That's what I'm talking about."

Lawrence also spoke up about the insane pressure for women's bodies in Hollywood. "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."

Jennifer Lawrence Harper's Bazaar