Jennifer Lawrence’s new pixie haircut is “catching fire,” but the result came from dye damage and other overstyling.
No, it wasn’t just to freak out “Hunger Games” fans who shudder at the thought of Katniss Everdeen without her signature brunet braid.
“No, this isn’t how Katniss is going to look in the next movies, don’t worry,” the 23-year-old star said during a Yahoo chat on Thursday. “I’m wearing a wig [in them].”
“I don’t know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length,” she said. “I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘Well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off.”
It “couldn’t get any uglier,” she quipped.
Just after that, the trend-setting starlet went on a long-winded tirade about body image in Hollywood after an audience member solicited advice for people experiencing harsh disparagement from their peers.
“Well, screw those people,” she said. “It’s something that everybody experiences. I experienced it in school. The world has a certain idea — we see this airbrushed perfect model image. … You just have to look past it. You look how you look. And be comfortable. What are you gonna do, be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.”
Then the Dior spokeswoman went after E!’s snark fest “Fashion Police,” hosted by sharp-tongued comedienne Joan Rivers.
“And there’s shows like the ‘Fashion Police’ and things like that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things… that they put values in all the things that are wrong and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly and call them fat and they call it ‘fun’ and ‘welcome to the real world.’ And it’s like, that shouldn’t be the real world. That’s going to keep being the real world if you keep it that way. It’s not until we stop treating each other like that and just stop calling each other fat … with these unrealistic expectations for women. It’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire,” she said.
“That’s something that really bothers me because I love to eat,” she finished with a laugh.
Lawrence also revealed that she had a thing for ‘N Sync frontman Justin Timberlake. Before he left the band, that is.
“My teen crush — Justin Timberlake. Nineties Justin Timberlake though, like ‘NSYNC Justin Timberlake,” she added. “I remember when I bought the ‘NSYNC CD, and I was listening to it and I was flipping through –- remember how CDs had the pull-out picture things? And I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up.”
Add to the list the Lawrence brothers, “Boy Meets World” actor Matthew Lawrence and “a little bit” of “Growing Pains” alum Kirk Cameron.
During a Global Google+ Hangout, the playful actress again explained why she’d opted for her shortened look, first joking that it was to upset “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence (no relation).
“I just did it to make Francis mad,” she laughed. “I did it just to annoy him. No, it was just at that awkward length … the first time I cut it to [shoulder-length], he totally thought it was me giving him the finger.
“But it’s not,” she admitted. “It’s just fried from being dyed so much.”