Jennifer Lawrence to 'Take Year Off from Hollywood'
In an interview with the UK's The Sun yesterday, producer Harvey Weinstein shared that Academy Award Jennifer Lawrence winner plans 'to take year off from Hollywood' following a series of exhausting movies.
"Jennifer is too nice and will do people favours and agrees to do a movie like American Hustle when she could have had a rest," said Weinstein. "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."
The producer added, "It's been Non-Stop for her and she deserves a rest."
Lawrence, who last year took home an Oscar as Best Actress for her performance in 'Silver Linings Playbook' is highly favored to take the best supporting actress prize for this year's American Hustle. She will next be seen on the big screen in the final two Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, between now and 2015, as well as in the comic-book epic X-Men: Days of Future Past due out this year. Other upcoming roles include the lead in Suzanne Bier's Depression-era drama Serena and a part in The Comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To.
Read the interview in full here
Lawrence rose to fame in the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007-2009). She subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter's Bone (2010), for which she received her firstAcademy Award for Best Actress nomination; at the time, she was the second youngest person to receive a nomination in the category.
At age 22, Lawrence's performance in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her several awards, including theGolden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars. For her supporting role in Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), she was awarded the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award and received a third Academy Award nomination, all for Best Supporting Actress.
Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role she will reprise in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Beginning in 2012, she gained international fame for playing the leading heroine, Katniss Everdeen, in the The Hunger Games film series. Her performance in the films garnered her notable critical praise and marked her as the highest-grossing action Heroine of all time.