Wednesday 17 October 2018

Jennifer Lawrence reveals she'll be taking a break from acting - to focus on politics

Actor Jennifer Lawrence attends a news conference to promote the film
Actor Jennifer Lawrence attends a news conference to promote the film "Mother!" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill
Jennifer Lawrence attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence speaks during a press conference for "mother!" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lawrence attending the Mother! premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Jennifer Lawrence attending the Mother! premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the UK Premiere of "mother!" at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'mother!' at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Actor Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the film "Mother!" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Jennifer Lawrence attends The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for THR)
Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow
Jennifer Lawrence at the Women in Hollywood event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles

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Jennifer Lawrence is set to take a break from acting.

Hunger Games star Jennifer revealed her plans while promoting her latest movie Red Sparrow, and shared with Entertainment Tonight her ambitions to "fix" democracy in America while she takes a Hollywood hiatus.

"I'm going to take the next year off," Jennifer outlined. "I'm going to be working with this organisation as a part of (anti-corruption organisation) Represent.US... trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.

"It doesn't have anything to do with partisan (politics). It's just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.”

Jennifer Lawrence attending the Mother! premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Jennifer Lawrence attending the Mother! premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London

Her decision isn't out of the ordinary for the Oscar winner, who has taken more of a political standpoint in recent years.

Back in January, the 27-year-old shared a photo on Facebook showing her with celebrity pals Cameron Diaz and Adele taking part in the Women's March.

"I stand in solidarity for Women's rights, Equal pay, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)," she captioned the picture, in which she's holding a sign that reads: "A woman's place is in the revolution."

Later that same month, she surprised students as she joined Represent.US at Cleveland Heights High School to meet students who currently study U.S. government.

Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow
Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow

After Jennifer took part in a lively debate, students were impressed with her dedication to teaching youngsters the importance of political issues.

The Joy star also told Oprah Winfrey in an interview for The Hollywood Reporter in December that she had become obsessed with politics since Donald Trump had become President of the United States.

"My political passion has almost turned into an obsession. I mean, I don’t think you ever do feel settled, (but) as soon as you feel settled with your home and your personal life, you’re looking at the world and going, ‘How in the hell do I fix this? What do we do?’” she explained.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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