What does Jennifer Lawrence think about fellow young stars like Miley Cyrus being so sexualized?
In a new interview with BBC Newsnight’s Zoe Conway, the Oscar winner talked about oversexualization of young women in the industry.
“What about people like Miley Cyrus? Do you worry about women in [the] music industry and Hollywood, young women like her being put under pressure to be sex objects?” Conway asks Jennifer.
"I don't really worry about it. It's definitely something that's just kind of a part of this world," the 23-year-old responded. "It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more."
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Though J-Law has strong beliefs about that area in her field, she doesn’t judge the 20-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer's actions – or anyone’s for that matter.
"Everybody's got their own path and they've got their own way of finding themselves," she explained. "For some people, that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy and that's how they want to perform. To each their own."
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In fact, at the age of 20, J-Law took part in a raunchy shoot for GQ magazine and she doesn’t regret doing it.
“It was a PR move basically, that I was completely comfortable with,” she said. “I don’t have any regrets about that.”
But The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress does admit that now she is careful about the roles she chooses, as she wants to set the best example for her young admirers.
"I do right now, while I'm doing these movies and I'm still Katniss and if I'm doing a movie that is in the same rating as them,” the starlet said. “As long as I am Katniss, I do make conscious decisions that way."J-Law, who’s always been an advocate for setting a healthy body image, added that she purposefully did not want her Hunger Games character to be too thin.
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“We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing [in The Hunger Games]…girls see enough of this body that they will never be able to obtain…It’s an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry,” the Silver Linings Playbook actress shared.
And, of course, she ended with some humor, “And also, I think, it's better to look strong and healthy. I feel like somebody like Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn't really be scary."
Watch the interview below:
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