According to some critics, Jennifer Lawrence is “too fat” to play Katniss. FFFFUUUUUU
Apparently Jennifer Lawrence is too fat to play Katniss. At least according to some critics. And unfortunately they’re TOP critics, not the pieces of shit you’d expect to say this from gossip magazines. Yeah, JUST LET THAT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE.
The NEW YORK TIMES’ critic L.V. Anderson says, “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.”
The Hollywood Reporter says her lingering baby fat is evident throughout the film in certain scenes.
My least favorite of all, Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere says, Jennifer Lawrence is a “fairly tall, BIG-BONED lady” who’s “too big” for Josh Hutcherson, who plays Katniss’s romantic interest Peeta.
So let’s talk about the reasons this is so ridiculous and makes me a wee bit stabby and start to freak out.
#1, Jennifer Lawrence is perfectly thin, even by Hollywood standards. She probably weighs around 120 lbs. At the most. She’s fit, muscular and lean. She’s not “big boned” IN THE LEAST, not even compared to other Hollywood actresses. So for someone to say she has baby fat, that she’s BIG BONED (oh my god, RAGGGEEEE!) or that she looks big compared to ANYONE… makes me super stabby.
#2, If these critics want to claim their opinion isn’t misogynistic, encouraging related to the unrealistic expectations towards women in both the “real world” and in Hollywood, then why didn’t they have the same things to say about Jennifer Lawrence’s male counterparts in the film? Liam Hemsworth AND Josh Hutcherson both looked well fed and muscular, and both were residents of District 12. Did they look “starving” enough? No? Well then why wasn’t that included in your critique, hmmm? Oh, because you’re a misogynistic piece of shit, and will take any opportunity to cut down women that look great? Oh great, well I’m glad we got that cleared up.
#3, SUCK MY DICK, CRITICS.