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Monday 21 April 2014

Lawrence 'to take acting break'

Jennifer Lawrence apparently wants a break from making movies

Jennifer Lawrence is apparently planning to take a long break from acting.

The Oscar-winning actress has worked on eight movies in the last 12 months and, according to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, she wants to take some time off to unwind.

He told The Sun on Sunday: "She's going to have a long break for a year where she won't do anything.

"It's been non-stop for her and she deserves a rest."

He went on: "Jennifer is too nice and will do people favours and agrees to do a movie like American Hustle when she could have had a rest.

"She signed on to do Hunger Games when she was young and wouldn't have realised how much it would dominate her life.

"But she's a professional and always will be."

Meanwhile, filmmaker David O Russell - who directed Jen in her Oscar-winning turn in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, which she's nominated for - has told how a spider helped the actress to win him over.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director said he realised how special Jennifer was during her Silver Linings audition, when she chatted about a spider she had spotted in the bathroom.

"I asked her to cry and she made me cry," he said. "She cried, so she went to get a tissue in the bathroom. She went, 'Ah! There's a gigantic spider in the bathroom!' She imitated how the spider went when she tried to attack [it]. That fascinated me as much as anything else. She was unlike anybody I'd ever seen."

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