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Jennifer Lawrence May Take A Year Off From Hollywood

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room
Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic Jennifer Lawrence poses in the press room at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

So says Silver Linings Playbook producer Harvey Weinstein about actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is starring in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Depression-era period film Serena this year

It turns out Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t kidding when she said she was going to turn off her cellphone for a year after finishing work on the Hunger Games trilogy. According to producer Harvey Weinstein, J-Law really is taking a year-long hiatus from Hollywood.

“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,” the Silver Linings Playbook producer told the U.K.’s Sun on Sunday, referring to Lawrence’s recent schedule.

On top of her Hunger Games duties—which has recently included promoting 2013’s Catching Fire and filming the upcoming sequels Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2—Lawrence has also been doing the awards ceremony rounds for her Oscar-nominated role in David O. Russell’s American Hustle. What’s more, she also stars in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Depression-era period film Serena, both out later this year.

“Jennifer is too nice and will do people favors and agrees to do a movie like American Hustle when she could have had a rest,” Weinstein explained. “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.”

Though a world without J-Law might disappoint some—she is the quintessential Hollywood darling of the moment, after all—the time away from the spotlight might be good for the actress’s career as well as her sleep schedule. Sure, she’s already an award magnet and a fan favorite, but as Jezebel points out, there has been some backlash against the star as well.

Whether the J-Law fatigue is warranted or not, a year-long break could give everyone the chance to remember and really appreciate just how refreshing she really is.


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