During a recent interview with BBC Newsnight‘s Zoe Conway, the Hunger Games star was asked to share her opinion on the sexualization of women in the entertainment industry, such as pop star Miley Cyrus, and while the short-haired beauty tried to be as diplomatic as possible with her reply, she couldn’t help but express her disapproval.
“I don’t really worry about it. It’s definitely something that’s just kind of a part of this world,” the actress said when asked if she’s concerned about women being put under pressure to be sex objects. “It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more.”
Lawrence continued, careful not mention Cyrus, who is the ex-fiancée to her Hunger Games costar and close friend Liam Hemsworth, by name.
“It’s not really something that I worry about because I feel like everybody’s kind of got their own path,” she said. “They have their own way of finding themselves and for some people that’s how they feel best, that’s how they feel sexy, that’s how they want to perform.”
“I am just saying to each their own,” she added with a laugh when Conway mentioned twerking with little people, referring to Miley’s performance at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, which also saw the singer light up what appeared to be a joint while accepting her honor onstage.
While Miley may be twerking her way to the top, J.Law, instead, makes “conscious decisions” to be a role model as she stars in the franchise based on the Suzanne Collins‘ young adult novels.
“Even I growing up I didn’t have a female hero the way that Katniss is,” she explained. “I think she’s a wonderful role model for young girls. I’m happy that they have a character like that.”
The Silver Linings star also strives to be a role model when it comes to body image, admitting she fought for her Hunger Games character to have a more realistic figure in an effort to set a positive example for young women.
“We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing [in The Hunger Games]…girls see enough of this body that they will never be able to obtain,” she explained. “It’s an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry. And also I think it’s better to look strong and healthy and I feel like Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn’t really be scary.”
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