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Director told Jennifer Lawrence to eat 'a good meal'


Director David O. Russell ordered Jennifer Lawrence to "relax" and eat proper meals while working on "Silver Linings Playbook," because he didn't want her to look super-skinny in the new movie.

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The 22-year-old has sported a slender figure for films including "X-Men: First Class" and "The Hunger Games," but Russell wanted her to look more normal for her role as a depressed young widow, opposite Bradley Cooper. He tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "I like her as a real person. She looked like she'd been working (out) hard. I just encouraged her to relax and eat a good meal. She immediately got herself a ... cheese steak."

Lawrence recently stated that she refuses to starve herself for movie roles because she wants to set a positive example to her young female fans, telling Elle magazine, "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress ... I eat like a caveman. I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumors ... I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can't happen. I'm invincible."

Nov 13, 2012 3:41PM

See, now that is a smart girl! Ann Hathaway should take some pointers from Jennifer...

Nov 13, 2012 1:36PM
That kind of solid level-headedness is probably what made her Academy Award-winning performance in Winter Bone so convincing. In an aside, Jennifer's almost unrecognizable in that picture as a brunette with all the eye make-up troweled on.
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