Jennifer Lawrence talks reality TV and being "chubby"

Dec 31, 2012 at 12:18 p.m. ET

We love Jennifer Lawrence. She's a "real" girl... and not just because she "looks chubby" on film.

Jennifer Lawrence at the Silver Linings Playbook premiereThe Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence recently sat down with Marie Claire South Africa, and the interview that followed was pretty great.

The South Africa edition of Marie Claire may be hard (but not impossible) to find in the States, so we're sharing some of the best parts. However, if you want to read the whole thing, you may want to keep an eye out for it on their website. Oftentimes, interviews will post online once that issue is off the shelves.

The Kentucky Girl loves her television...

"It's like a reality TV show cave," Lawrence said of her Los Angeles apartment. "I just learned how to work TiVo. That changed my life."

She means it when she says she loves reality television, too. She told Marie Claire that when she's forced to go out with friends or to events, she mostly sits around thinking about what shows she's missing back at home.

"...When I'm out, I think about my couch. Like, 'It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there's an episode of Dance Moms on. Am I missing a new episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians? I'm just stressed by the idea of missing them," she said.

And what about her (perfectly normal) weight?

Hollywood is cruel. This isn't some new revelation. Since Jennifer Lawrence first popped onto the radar after the announcement of her role in The Hunger Games, her weight has been the topic of much discussion. The girl is not fat. However, because Lawrence isn't walking around on the legs of a heroine user, people tend to call her "chubby." The actress's thoughts on the matter?

"I'd rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life," she told Marie Claire.

We'd rather her look like a real person, too.

See what we mean?

Jennifer Lawrence, in all her young but infinite wisdom, told Marie Claire that her New Year's resolution is to stand up for herself and no longer end up a doormat. We think she already seems like one smart, headstrong girl. We hope she stays real... and off reality television.

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