Actress Jennifer Lawrence plays a ballerina-turned-assassin in her spy film Red Sparrow based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name, which is all set to hit the theatres on March 2.
And the actress is taking a year off from acting in order to fight for a better America or maybe Lawrence is not taking any off.
The “Red Sparrow” actress told Entertainment Tonight that she’s “taking the next year off” and that the actress is “going to be working with this [anti-corruption] organization as a part of. . . trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.”
Lawrence who is America’s highest-paid actress went on to say, “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.”
A publicist for Lawrence pointed out that the actress wasn’t actually taking a year off from acting and would be back to the work as soon as one of a number of in-development films is ready to begin filming. There are many projects lined up for the actress including Ron Howard’s directorial biopic about popular Jazz Age socialite Zelda Fitzgerald.
The actress has vowed to stay away from acting in the past. Lawrence swore that she would “turn [her] phone off for a year” after the actress wrapped the “Hunger Games” series. Lawrence told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show back in September that she was taking a break from her acting career, she also said that she didn’t have a film scheduled “for two years.”
The actress said she’s taking some time off acting, it’s a break in order to focus on political engagement from the big screen.