Out doing the first press for her espionage drama “Red Sparrow,” actress Jennifer Lawrence seemingly revealed that she was going to take a break from acting after working effectively non-stop in her profession since her 2010 breakthrough “Winter’s Bone” with at least 2-3 films per year every year until last year.
Speaking with Today she said she doesn’t “have anything set for two years” and wants to explore her urge to ‘fix’ democracy in America. She then elaborated on that to Entertainment Tonight, explaining she wants to focus on local level politics and avoiding partisan issues in favour of efforts to stem out corruption:
“I’m going to take the next year off. I’m going to be working with this organization as a part of 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.”
Now Lawrence’s representatives have clarified those comments to EW, saying the actress’ break will only last until “one of several projects in development is ready to go”. Lawrence has been linked to a few upcoming films – a comedy team-up project with Amy Schumer, Luca Guadagnino’s “Burial Rites,” Adam McKay’s “Bad Blood” and Ron Howard’s “Zelda” – none of which has set production dates as yet.
Lawrence is coming off a series of misfires, films that scored mixed reviews and had box-office all over the place. “Serena,” “Joy,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Passengers” and “mother!” all proved divisive films and early reviews for “Red Sparrow” indicate the same has happened again.
Lawrence recently wrapped work on “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” which opens in November.