Jennifer Lawrence is arguably one of the most sought after and admirable women working in Hollywood today, regularly gracing film posters and magazine covers with her enviable looks and figure. But the hot Hollywood property has revealed that life wasn't always so good, as she remembered the beginnings of her career in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, in which she recalled the numerous weigh jibes thrown her way when she was a young, aspiring actress.

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Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire

The star, who next appears in the second instalment of The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) was speaking with Harper's Bazaar UK when she brought up the mountain-climb that was making a name for herself in Hollywood. She revealed that when she was still a teenager, trying to establish herself as a future leading lady, she often found herself on the receiving end of various weigh comments and was told on more than one occasion that she needed to lose weight in order to make it in the movie business.

"I was young. It was just the kind of sh*t that actresses have to go through," she told the magazine (via Just Jared). The 23-year-old Oscar-winner continued, "Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that."

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The Hunger Games will be back this November

The actress continued her quest for success undeterred, and after appearing in a handful of teen films and eventually finding critical acclaim in 2010's Winter's Bone, the actress is now a bonafied star and hasn't forgotten what it was like trying to earn her break in Hollywood. As she clings on to the criticism she received at such a young age, the actress stated that she now breath easy knowing that these kind of comments won't persist again, thanks to five words she has learnt.

"It doesn't matter what accolades you get. I know it'll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f--k yourself."

The Harper's Bazaar issue featuring the full interview with Lawrence hits newsstands on 3 October. Her next film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is in cinemas on 22 November.

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