It’s ironic. For someone that has spoken out extensively on the pressures of staying thin in Hollywood and refusing to lose weight for certain movie roles, it appears Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence was Photoshopped for her 2011 Flare magazine cover.
In shocking new before-and-after pictures of Lawrence’s cover shot, it’s clear that the Oscar-winning actress was Photoshopped to look thinner in the waist and her breast bone was lowered, elongating her neck.
What’s more, during the interview with Flare, Lawrence talks about her body image saying, “I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than to look great onscreen and look like a scarecrow in real life.”
And in a recent interview Lawrence, 23, remembers vividly when she was an up-and-coming actress, and the powers-that-be were more concerned with her waistline than the bankable star’s bottom line.
“I remember that really breaking my heart because it’s hard to hear that you need to lose weight when you don’t think that you’re fat.”
Lawrence also told BBC, “When we were doing the first The Hunger Games, it was a big discussion, ’cause it’s called The Hunger Games — she’s from District 12, she’s obviously underfed, so she would be incredibly thin. But, I just kept saying, ‘We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing.’
“Girls see enough of this body that we can’t imitate, that we’ll never be able to obtain, these unrealistic expectations, and this is gonna be their hero, and we have control over that.”
It’s unclear whether Lawrence is aware that her cover was Photoshopped, but Radar has reached out to her rep for comment.
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