For the uninitiated, Jennifer Lawrence became everyone’s fantasy BFF after proving how human she is during much of last year’s awards season. At the Oscars alone, she spent part of her red carpet interview telling Ryan Seacrest she was hungry and asking where the food was. Then she won Best Actress and promptly face-planted on her way up the steps. And later, she gave a charmingly drunk interview to the press corps and launched a thousand GIFs after being visibly starstruck by Jack Nicholson.
The end result was that even the bitchiest of cynics (hi!) wanted to hug her and squeeze her and call her George.
She’s been busy working lately so we haven’t heard much from her, but some quotes from her new Harper’s Bazaar UK interview (via Fishwrapper) are making the rounds and reminding us why we fell in love with her in the first place. Specifically this, about being called “fat” early in her career:
“I was young. It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that.
“[Someone who brought it up recently] thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get.
“I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself.’”
Man. This girl.