We can always count on Jennifer Lawrence to tell it like it is—especially when it comes to the ridiculous body standards placed on women in Hollywood. And in an interview with InStyle published on September 11th, Lawrence talked about how she deals with unreasonable beauty expectations—and why she thinks it’s important to be honest about what she does to attain a certain aesthetic.
Of course, “thin” people can definitely eat things like pizza and fried chicken, and no one owes anyone else an explanation about their body or eating habits. But we get the sentiment behind Lawrence’s words and appreciate that she’s not afraid to shed the illusion of “effortless perfection” that can make so many of us regular people somehow feel less-than.
Lawrence also admitted that she feels most empowered when she’s “disciplined.”
The actress has been candid about her fitness routine in the past. In an August interview with Vogue, she admitted that she does “work out more than normal.”
As disheartening as it is to know that Lawrence feels pressure to fit into the industry’s grueling and unrealistic body expectations, it’s refreshing to hear a celebrity speak so candidly about what goes into achieving those (again, absurd) standards.
Thanks for keeping it real, girl. And let’s all use this as a reminder to love ourselves and our bodies a little more today—exactly as they are.