Speaks out again about "new normal"

Jennifer Lawrence Says ‘What Dating Life?’ When Asked About It, Speaks Out About Body Image

Jennifer Lawrence shares that her dating life is pretty much non-existent these days. During an interview with Extra at a premiere for the documentary A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Lawrence, the star is questioned about her dating life by host AJ Calloway. Lawrence responds with a laugh and says, “What dating life?”

Calloway then continues on with the subject matter, replying, “None?” To which Jennifer confirms her single status and goes on to share that she feels it’s a very sad fact.

“No. None. No, I’m not [kidding]. It’s really sad. I haven’t felt the touch of a man in…”

The two then burst out into laughter before Lawrence can finish that statement. Calloway then suggests a new project for the star involving finding her a boyfriend.

“[T]hat can be like the next project. Finding me a boyfriend? There you go!”

Jen, however, doesn’t seem to be on board with this suggestion, simply replying with an “Oh dear God.”

The topic of conversation then veers away from finding Lawrence a man to the Joy star’s friendship and working relationship with funny girl Amy Schumer. Additionally, she shares about how she and Schumer are attempting to change the conversation revolving around women and their bodies.

“Well I think we both just get together and we’re like, ‘God, man!’ – shoving food in our faces – ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just live like this and not have to read comments?’ It’s one of those frustrating conversations that happens around bodies. It’s incredibly important. There’s so many different ways to be beautiful and also I think with Amy and I are always laughing about is like everybody always talks about us like, ‘Oh my God. Look, plus-size actresses!’ Our idea of what is curvy is, like, so bizarre.”

The “plus size” comments are directly related to controversy that involved Amy Schumer being included in Glamour magazine’s plus-sized issue. This stirred up a negative reaction from the star, seeing as Schumer notes that she typically wears a size 6 and is not impressed that Glamour would consider that to be a plus-sized frame. It is certainly a testament to the fact that society must find a “new normal” because in the past, a plus-size figure was considered to be size 12 and upward.

Lawrence spoke in a separate interview with Harper’s Bazaar on the subject.

“I would like us to make a new normal body type. Everybody says: ‘We love that there is somebody with a normal body!’ And I’m like: ‘I don’t feel like I have a normal body.’ I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person.I think we’ve gotten so used to underweight, that when you are a normal weight, it’s like: ‘Oh, my God, she’s curvy.’ Which is crazy. The bare minimum would be to up the ante. At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are working on a script and intend to begin filming their project soon. However, finding a director is the current challenge, and with both women working so hard, it’s reportedly tough for the beauties to find time to collaborate.

People shares about the ground the two are making, getting to the filming stage, as well as the setbacks that occur.

“As for the actresses’ highly anticipated movie they’ve been working on together, Lawrence says the two are “just trying to find a director and a time to do it. Every time we get a spot slotted, one of us does something,” she explains.”

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