Jennifer Lawrence delivered a powerful speech at an event celebrating women in Hollywood, retelling a “horrifying” and “humiliating” experience she had when she was just starting out.
The 27-year-old reveals that she was asked by a film’s producers to loose a drastic amount of weight in a short amount of time –specifically 15 pounds in two weeks– and was forced to participate in degrading “nude line-ups.” Producers also told Jennifer that she was the second actress hired for the role, but the first didn’t lose an adequate amount of weight.
“During this time 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 on covering our privates,” the mother! star said.
“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.”
Jennifer said she felt “trapped” by the experience. “I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career,” she confessed.
Watch Jennifer’s speech below…