Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About 'Humiliating' Experience In Hollywood

The Mother! star just told all about her worst experience in entertainment—all for the sake of shedding light on the industry's gross practices.

Speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she'd once been asked to lose a significant amount of weight within a two-week timeframe—and had been subjected to a nude photoshoot to serve as her motivation and, presumably, her initial audition.

"When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by the producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks," she reportedly told guests. "Soooo easy. One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough, and during this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. And we all stood side by side with only paste-ons covering our privates."

The 27-year-old continued, "After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet." While the female producer claimed the film's director wasn't helpful, another producer made jokes about Lawrence's situation, saying that no matter her weight, she was still "f**kable."

"I was trapped, and I can see that now," Lawrence explained. "I didn't want to be a whistleblower. I didn't want these embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine. I just wanted a career."

Lawrence then concluded her speech by promising, on behalf of all women in the industry, "We will stop normalizing these horrific situations."

Lawrence's big speech comes after Hollywood exec Harvey Weinstein's alleged decades worth of sexual misconduct was exposed by both The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as by numerous women in the entertainment business.

Since then, many in the industry have rallied against sexual assault and harassment with actresses, including America Ferrera, Patricia Arquette, and Blake Lively, coming forward about their own personal experience with sexual misconduct in both the workplace and in their everyday lives.