Jennifer Lawrence Hints At Year Long Break From Acting After Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood so it comes as no surprise that she has plans to take a break from the spotlight after completing work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, joking that she’ll be turning her phone off for a year.
The last few years has seen Jennifer, 23, film a number of films back to back such as Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and X-Men, winning an Academy Award and filming four installments of the Hunger Games series so it’s no surprise that J-Law is in desperate need of a break.
Speaking to Empire magazine, Jennifer said: “It’s okay, it’s my fault. I get little breaks here and there. “But on the last day of Hunger Games [Mockingjay – Part 2], I’m going to turn my phone off for a year!”
When asked what she plans on conquering next after scooping the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and most recently a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for American Hustle, Jennifer said: “I don’t know… go into television? Or do something totally unexpected. I’ll start doing voiceovers for Animal Planet. No, but seriously now, that’s something I really want to do.”
Jennifer’s comments come not long after American Hustle director David O. Russell claimed the actress was being worked like a slave on the movie franchise, telling the New York Daily News: “I’ll tell you what it is about that girl — talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is. And I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”
“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money. But she’s a very alive person,” he said before adding that the franchise is like being on a “hamster wheel.”
O. Russell later apologised for the rant, saying: “Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humour,” he said. “I realised it the minute I said it and I’m truly sorry.”
Jennifer will next be seen reprising her role as Raven/Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past which is set for release on May 22.