Jennifer Lawrence Regrets Crossfading with Woody Harrelson, Wants to Change the Hollywood Scale of Body Image
Our little J. Law is growing up.
Jennifer Lawrence is coming into her own as she discusses the latest headlines from her career in the May issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, inclusive of her wage gap address in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter and her most recent instances of stress puking in public.
Lawrence tells the magazine that among the chatter responding to her Lenny Letter essay, tough criticism came from within her family tree. “My parents get really upset,” she says. “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.”
Lawerence rarely parties like her Hollywood companions in her downtime, but when she does, the self-proclaimed “nana” has difficulty keeping up and often finds herself clutching the porcelain bowl—a habit that she’s discussed time and time again.
“It’s hard to get me out, and when I do go out I don’t really stay out late,” admits Lawrence. “If I do stay out late and I’m partying hard, I will throw up. I don’t have the tolerance to black out; I just start puking.”
She describes one instance when known-stoner Woody Harrelson stayed over in her guest bedroom on the night that she and Emma Stone went to see Adele in concert. Lawrence, who reached her limit, returned home to puke in the bathroom and broke a candle in the process. “I can’t just puke like a normal person—I flay my arms everywhere,” she says. The next morning, Harrelson cut his foot on the candle shards, but Lawrence attributed the entire scene to “mis-drinking”.
“Mixing ‘time with Woody’ [insert wink] with time at the bar,” Lawrence recalls. “And I’d gone so long without making a mistake.”
The Joy actress states that one of her goals as a known figure is to shift the public’s perspective on Hollywood and body image so that she doesn’t feel like “the fattest one”.
“I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” says Lawrence. “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. The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante. At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one.“
Read Lawrence’s feature in its entirety over on Harper’s BAZAAR, and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view more photos from her spread.