Eleanor Tomlinson praises Jennifer Lawrence

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Eleanor Tomlinson has praised Jennifer Lawrence for paving the way for women in Hollywood.

The “Poldark” actress is a huge fan of the Oscar-winner and says Lawrence has inspired Hollywood to create more leading roles for women, rather than just love-interest parts.

“Jennifer has really opened up a whole category of films for women. There are now superhero movies fronted by women and I think directors generally are moving away from that stereotypical woman’s role that is just about being flirted with by a man before falling into his arms,” Tomlinson told The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“I’m not interested in being the damsel in distress; I want someone who has her own storyline and her own mission – not a woman who, to use a comedy term, is just there to provide the feed line to someone else’s joke,” she added.

And the 24-year-old actress shared that she has ruled out nude scenes because she believes “there are things other people just don’t need to see”.

She said: “That’s why I’m not on any kind of social media: I don’t want people having an insight into my life. I don’t want them knowing what I had for breakfast.And I don’t want to hear from these faceless trolls who aren’t brave enough to say things to people’s faces. The actress added that she has already read things like “I’m ‘too thin’ and that I ‘need to eat a burger’, and I feel like saying: ‘Actually, I just have.’ “

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