Jennifer Lawrence said she was ‘degraded and humiliated’ by nude line-up request from female producer
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she was subjected to a "nude line up" by a female producer early in her career.
Speaking at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards she also revealed that a male film executive had told her he thought she was "perfectly f***able".
Lawrence was speaking in the context of the recent allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from a number of prominent female stars.
The Oscar-winning star said she felt "degraded and humiliated" by the line-up which saw her pitted against a slimmer actress. She was told to lose 15 lbs for the role.
She stressed it was in the very early days of her career and did not reveal who the producer in question was.
"During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me," she revealed.
"We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates. 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."
The "perfectly f***able" comment came from a male producer when she told him she would not lose the weight.
“I asked to speak to a producer about the unrealistic diet regime and he responded by telling me he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was perfectly ‘f***able’," she revealed.
She said she felt she had to accept being treated that way in order for her career to progress. She did not want to be a "whistleblower" or have these "embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine."
The 27-year-old star added, "I’m still learning that I don’t have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable."
She also said that while the allegations against Weinstein are sad they have also been "oddly unifying".