Jennifer Lawrence reveals she was pressured to lose weight for The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she was pressured to lose weight for her role in the blockbuster The Hunger Games film series.

The actress, now 32, played Katniss Everdeen, the leading lady in the sci-fi franchise, at the age of 20 and has now admitted weight was “the biggest conversation”.

The star shared that while the massive role is a “great responsibility,” she also explained, “I remember the biggest conversation was, ‘How much weight are you going to lose?'”.

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‘It was the biggest talk’: Jennifer Lawrence, 32, has revealed she was pressured to lose weight for her breakout role in the Hunger Games trilogy

Jennifer, who was only 20 when she starred in the first film, described her experience of casting the role.

In the franchise, based on the novels of the same name, Katniss is a starving young woman trying to stay alive in a survival game – with film executives suggesting that Jennifer would have to lose weight to do so.

Speaking to Viola Davis for Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, Jennifer said, “It was a great responsibility at Hunger Games. These books were huge and I knew the audience was made up of children.

Next, “I remember the biggest conversation was, ‘How much weight are you going to lose? “

Breakout Star: In the franchise based on the novels of the same name, Katniss is a starved young woman trying to stay alive in a survival game - with film executives suggesting Jennifer would need to lose weight to fit in

Breakout Star: In the franchise based on the novels of the same name, Katniss is a starved young woman trying to stay alive in a survival game - with film executives suggesting Jennifer would need to lose weight to fit in

Breakout Star: In the franchise based on the novels of the same name, Katniss is a starved young woman trying to stay alive in a survival game – with film executives suggesting Jennifer would need to lose weight to fit in

Huge role: Speaking to Viola Davis for Variety's'Actors on Actors' series, Jennifer said,'Hunger Games was a huge responsibility. I remember the biggest conversation was "how much weight will you lose"'

Huge role: Speaking to Viola Davis for Variety's'Actors on Actors' series, Jennifer said,'Hunger Games was a huge responsibility. I remember the biggest conversation was "how much weight will you lose"'

Huge role: Speaking to Viola Davis for Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, Jennifer said, ‘Hunger Games was a huge responsibility. I remember the biggest conversation was, “How much weight are you going to lose?”

But despite pressure from executives to lose weight, Jennifer remained firm in her approach of not dieting for the role, either for herself or for her young fans.

The screen star added: “Being young and growing up and unable to diet, I don’t know if I want all the girls who dress up as Katniss to feel like they can’t because you don’t have a specific weight. And I can’t let that seep into my brain either.’

And to touch on the subject earlier, Jennifer has declared, “I will never starve myself for a role” as she has been open about being against dieting.

“I’m not on a diet. I practice! But I’m not on a diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?’ She previously said glamour.

Not giving in: But despite pressure from executives to lose weight, Jennifer has been adamant in her approach of not dieting for the role — both for herself and for young fans watching

Not giving in: But despite pressure from executives to lose weight, Jennifer has been adamant in her approach of not dieting for the role — both for herself and for young fans watching

Not giving in: But despite pressure from executives to lose weight, Jennifer has been adamant in her approach of not dieting for the role — both for herself and for young fans watching

Disciplined: Speaking to Vanity Fair about her role as a former ballerina on Red Sparrow, Jennifer explained that this

Disciplined: Speaking to Vanity Fair about her role as a former ballerina on Red Sparrow, Jennifer explained that this

Disciplined: Speaking to Vanity Fair about her role as a former ballerina on Red Sparrow, Jennifer explained that this “was the first time I was really hungry and disciplined. I can’t act as an ex-ballerina and I can’t feel like an ex-ballerina.

While she was told to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role before starring in the Hunger Games role, she again declined.

And speaking to Vanity Fair about her role as a former ballerina on Red Sparrow, Jennifer explained that this was “the first time I was really hungry and disciplined. I can’t act as an ex-ballerina and not feel like an ex-ballerina.”

The star went on to say that she was trying to adjust to the diet but couldn’t stick to it, sharing that she struggled to work hungry and would “freak out” after eating “five banana chips.”

Against: And to touch on the subject previously, Jennifer has declared:'I will never starve myself for a role' as she openly spoke about being against a diet (pictured in 2012)

Against: And to touch on the subject previously, Jennifer has declared:'I will never starve myself for a role' as she openly spoke about being against a diet (pictured in 2012)

Against: And to touch on the subject previously, Jennifer has declared: ‘I will never starve myself for a role’ as she openly spoke about being against a diet (pictured in 2012)

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