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Why Jennifer Lawrence Wants to Redefine What a ‘Normal’ Body Type Is

April 8, 2016

'We've gotten so used to underweight'

Jennifer Lawrence is known for speaking candidly, and in her interview for Harper’s Bazaar‘s May issue, she gets honest about body image and our distorted perception of what’s “normal.”

“I would like us to make a new normal body type,” Lawrence said. “Everybody says [to me], ‘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.”

Read more: ‘How I Finally Learned to Love My Body’

Lawrence has a point: According to the CDC, the average weight of women 20 or older in America is about 165 pounds.

Lawrence says that she’s tired of feeling “like the fattest one” because everyone else in the movie industry is thinner than she is.