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Jennifer Lawrence Claims Movie Producers Forced Her To Do 'Naked Line Up'

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Jennifer Lawrence Claims Movie Producers Forced Her To Do 'Naked Line Up'

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about when she was a young actress and was forced to take part in a 'naked line-up'.

Speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood even last night Lawrence said she was told by movie producers that she needed to lose 15 pounds. Adding that another actress, who she didn't name, was axed from the role for not dropping weight quickly enough.

She claimed she was made to take part in a naked line up with slimmer women and told the experience could be used as 'inspiration' for her to lose weight.

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She said: "During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me.

"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."

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She then went on to say that she decided to speak about it, and told the a male producer that she didn't think it was fair she was being asked to lose so much weight so quickly.

She said he responded by saying he 'didn't know why everyone thought [she] was so fat', and that he thought she was 'perfectly fuckble'.

She also says she was asked by one director to star in a pornographic movie.

Lawrence's words come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has rocked Hollywood. Dozens of high-profiles actresses, models and former employees have all come forward to claim they were sexually harassed or assaulted by the movie producer.

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He currently stands accused of at least four rapes, and over 30 women have come forward with claims of sexual harassment.

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Sixty-five-year old Weinstein founded Miramax and later Weinstein Co - he has since been terminated from Weinstein Co, which he started alongside his brother. Since the shocking allegations were made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which runs the Oscars, has expelled Weinstein.

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Lawrence added that, like so many of the other women who have bravely come forward, she felt she had to put up with that sort of behaviour if she wanted her career to progress.

She said: "I'm still learning that I don't have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable."

The revelations appear to show a terrifying trend within the industry.

Sources: Telegraph; BBC

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Harvey Weinstein, Jennifer Lawrence, US News, US Entertainment

Claire Reid
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