I was placed in ‘nude line-up’: Jennifer Lawrence _98365471_gettyimages-862213858

Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career, BBC report.

Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said she felt she didn’t have any power in the situation as an unknown actress.

She said she found that fame protected her from assault as her career went on.

“I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who doesn’t feel like they can protect themselves”, she added.

The actress, who won an Oscar in 2013 for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, told the audience about auditioning for a film and being asked by a female producer to stand in a nude line-up.

She described the experience as “degrading and humiliating”, as she was put next to girls she says were thinner than her.

“When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks.

“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.

“During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me. We all stood side by side with only tape on covering our privates.”