Jennifer Lawrence was forced to do 'nude line-up' by female producer

Jennifer Lawrence felt 'objectified' early in her career after producer took naked pics of her

Jennifer Lawrence felt 'objectified' early in her career after producer took naked pics of her

Reese Witherspoonhas shared her own story of assault in Hollywood, saying Monday night that she was a victim of abuse when she was 16 years old. And sadly, it wasn't the last.

"I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly, and I found it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate", she said.

The "mother!" star said the weird incident happened when she was just starting out in her career and was ordered to stand naked in a line-up with other actresses so that a female producer could judge her body size, People reported.

It seems her supposed attitude on the set of that film cast a long shadow as the actress recalls being criticised in its aftermath, saying: "I was young and walking that fine line of sticking up for myself without being called hard, which they did call me, but I believe the word they used was "nightmare". We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering out privates".

The "perfectly f***able" comment came from a male producer when she told him she would not lose the weight.

Lawrence explained that she felt "trapped" by the situation and in a place where she didn't want to negatively impact her career.

"When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks", Lawrence said at Elles Women in Hollywood event.

"During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me". In her many years since the experience, Lawrence said she's learned to stand up for herself and against sexual harassment.

"I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking that I, a 9 year old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man", she said.

While she once felt that silence was her only option, the Big Little Lies star said that opening up about the uncomfortable incident has been a cathartic experience, divulging that she has "felt less alone this week than [she's] have ever felt in [her] entire career".

Lawrence's speech comes a week after she publicly denounced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein amid dozens of allegations from women, including Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and assault. But after she was cast in the Hunger Games films, things changed-because she had become "a movie star", who had "the power to say no".

She told the audience, "in a dream world, everyone is treated with the exact same level of respect".

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