Sex might sell, but that doesn’t mean Jennifer Lawrence has to like it. The “Hunger Games” star is well aware that exploiting sexuality can bring in the green, but the fact that youthful sex brings is especially profitable really churns the Oscar winner’s stomach.
The 23-year-old actress opened up during an interview with BBC’s "Newsnight" about her opinion on people in Hollywood, like Miley Cyrus, who are overly sexualized. “It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells,” she said. "For some disgusting reason, young sex sells even more.”
Cyrus, 20, made a dubious media sensation with her unforgettable performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. On Sunday, she grabbed attention once again when she lit up what seemed to be marijuana at the MTV European Music Awards while accepting an award in a highly revealing outfit.
"It's not really something that I worry about because I feel like everybody's kind of got their own path,” Lawrence added to the BBC. She did not mention Cyrus specifically, who was until recently engaged to Lawrence’s “Hunger Games” co-star Liam Hemsworth.
"They have their own way of finding themselves and for some people that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy, that's how they want to perform,” JLaw said. When the interviewer asked about when the “Wrecking Ball” singer twerked with a dwarf on stage at the EMAs, Lawrence shot back, “I am just saying to each their own.”
While Cyrus may not feel she has to be a role model for anyone, Lawrence thinks differently and makes “conscious decisions” to keep her younger fans in mind. "Growing up I didn't have a female hero the way that Katniss is," she said about the heroine she plays in “Hunger Games.”
"I think she's a wonderful role model for young girls. I'm happy that they have a character like that.”
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," is set to premiere in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22.