At the same event, Jennifer Lawrence also opened up about her "humiliating" experience when she first started acting, saying, "When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks". "We are stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates". After this scene, a particularly humiliating, the producer has pointed the finger at the silhouette of the actress: " She told me that I had to use these pictures of me to control my diet. I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt like I had to for my career. "Can't tell you how many times I've saved makeup artists - because it trickled down, too - and camera assistants from DPs who are like, 'Hey, babe, '" she said. Witherspoon labelled other women in the industry "brave" for sharing their stories, especially in the past couple of weeks, and said that she felt "very encouraged" by those in attendance at the event, who she described as having "created a community of people who are champions now of a new attitude toward harassment in our industry and every industry that's going to address the abuse of power in this business and every business".
This story, Jennifer Lawrence said to have hidden during all these years to avoid being considered as a " denunciatory. She said she felt that she was still negotiating how to stick up for herself without being labelled as "difficult" - although according to Lawrence, the producers on that film did call her a "nightmare". "But until we reach that goal, I will lend my ear, I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who does not feel like they can protect themselves", she continued.
Witherspoon is the latest in a flood of women speaking up since The New York Times earlier this month published a report illustrating a decades-long pattern of sexual abuse of women in Hollywood by the high-profile producer. "One girl before me had already been fired for not losing the weight fast enough", she told an audience including Kristen Stewart, Margot Robbie and Ashley Greene.
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"I want you to know we're here for you".
Last week, Lawrence revealed that she was "deeply disturbed" after hearing about the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, whose former company The Weinstein Company released her film "Silver Linings Playbook". "We're all here for each other".
"We will stop normalizing these horrific situations", Lawrence said.