Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images

Don't Worry, Jennifer Lawrence Isn't Really Taking a Year Off

May 09, 2014

If you've been holding your breath since February, when Harvey Weinstein said that Jennifer Lawrence was planning to take a year off from acting, you can let it out. She seems to be joining the illustrious ranks of stars who find that taking a break isn't quite as easy as it sounds.

In the new issue of Marie Claire, for which J. Law is the cover-story subject, the star clarifies what exactly that plan will entail — and it doesn't sound like she'll really be spending a whole year out of work and out of the public eye:

Lawrence wants a year's worth of rest, "however long that takes," she says. "It might be a couple of months."

Though Lawrence doesn't explain exactly how to slow down or speed up resting time — hibernation? — she does go on to say that she plans to take that time after she finishes both of the remaining Hunger Games movies. She adds that she'll spend part of it shadowing Mockingjay's director as he edits the film, with hopes that the experience will be useful when she herself gets behind the camera to make a movie, something that she wants to do in the near future.

Particularly nervous Lawrence fans can keep their pulses down with a big dose of the actress coming up very soon: X-Men: Days of Future Past is out May 23.

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