Jennifer Lawrence Taking a Break from Acting to ‘Fix Our Democracy’
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Jennifer Lawrence Taking a Break from Acting to ‘Fix Our Democracy’

Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lawrence says she’s taking a sabbatical from acting so she can help “fix our democracy.”

“I’m going to take the next year off,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight, explaining how she will work with a self-described anti-corruption nonprofit during her break from film. “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.”

The Hunger Games star hinted at her desire to take a break from acting last November, telling Elle magazine that she plans to trade the limelight for a farm and activism.

“I want to get a farm,” the Academy Award-winner told the lifestyle magazine. “I want to be, like, milking goats.”

Jennifer Lawrence’s ET interview, however, was the first time she offered details about her long-discussed Hollywood hiatus — though she has several films set for release this year.

The 27-year-old star is currently in the middle of a press tour for her upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow, due out next month, which sees Lawrence as a ballerina–turned–spy. She’s filming her fourth turn as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique in X-Men: Dark Phoenix due out in November, and Lawrence has been tapped to take the starring role of billionaire tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes in writer-director Adam McKay’s bio-drama Bad Blood.

A fierce critic of President Donald Trump, Lawrence is no stranger to political activism.

In 2015, Lawrence said it would be the “end of the world” if Trump were elected. Last August she began to soften her tone and insisted that Americans with differing political views find a “bridge” between each other.

“We can’t continue this divide and anger. There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans. We have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance,” Lawrence said in an interview with Vogue. “If you’re preaching acceptance, accept immigrants, accept Muslims, accept everybody.”

Lawrence was also among the dozens of Hollywood stars to sign a letter sent to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to pass legal protection for DACA recipients.

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  1. Mike Lowe

    February 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Why do these so-called “celebrities” think that their opinions are worth more than those of other citizens? They live in an unreal atmosphere, cossetted by their wealth and isolated from ordinary people. Get real, Jennifer, understand that most folk do not care what your opinion is, and try dressing more modestly!

  2. maria fernanda esteban

    February 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Put some clothes on first.

  3. Tony Bond

    February 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Never herd of her. and acting makes her some sort of democracy expert? stick to acting sweetie.

    • umbilina

      February 19, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Al this Hollywood demential disorder people start this moviment to support a black racist man who suppose to unity our contry but steady divided more and more with hate.BLM and dictatorship organizations to destroy the man who was elected far and square for 65 millions people now they get together and come to talk about democracy??How about meddling our elections using FBI and DOJ to get Hillary free pass from her indictments??At this point yes our democracy are in danger not from Trump who already did more than any democrats/Republicans together our democracy are in danger from people who deliberately decided to be in favor of criminals and corrupts and help more them than American justice. they don’t think to help this country grown wealthy for everybody.Jennifer lawrence you are the problem not the solution like all your rapists and Derangement Trump Syndrome BFFS!!

  4. Barbara L Welch

    February 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    IF she ever took a civics course and found out how this nation was established she would not be trying to find out how to get rid of corruption Almost every voter has not one clue about the history of this nation unless they have taken the test immigrants must pass to become citizens Her ignornance tells me she will have a totally wasted year of hard work and getting nothing accomplished GEE JUST LIKE A DEMOCRATS OR NFL PLAYER

  5. Tom

    February 19, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    First thing this lovely lady must learn is that U.S. doesn’t have a Democracy. We have a Democratic Republic! She is going to limit her activity to registering people to vote, no doubt then try to plant a seed of Democrat Party Politics. Stronger people than her have tried but since she is barking up the wrong tree, she will find a lot of resistance to what she is trying to do.

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