In a surprising turn of events, Jennifer Lawrence has announced that she is going to take a one year break from acting to focus on a cause very important to her. The 27 year old has decided to take step back from the big screen to focus on political activism.
The Oscar Winner will be working with Represent. Us, an organisation that works on “bringing together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections”. She revealed that the Harvey Weinstein saga and subsequent #metoo movement has inspired her to move into activism. She told ET, “I’m going to be working with this organisation 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.” She added.
The “Silver Linings Playbook” actress has previously shown interest in many other political causes, such as taking part in the Woman’s March last month, along with actress Cameron Diaz, and singer Adele. She has also received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award by The Hollywood Reporter, in December.
Currently, Jennifer has an upcoming spy film, “Red Sparrow” which also stars Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons and Joely Richardson and directed by Francis Lawrence.
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