Is Jennifer Lawrence quitting acting? According to movie producer Harvey Weinstein she is. The actress will be taking a year long break from acting even though her career has exploded in recent years.
“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,” Weinstein said in an interview with The Sun.
Weinstein went on to voice his support for Lawrence, saying that she does favors for people even though she could have taken a break, citing David O. Russell’s American Hustle as a specific example. However, Lawrence did receive an Oscar nomination in the best supporting actress category for her work in the film.
Lawrence has had an immense amount of success in recent years since her casting in The Hunger Games franchise which led to her winning best actress at last years Academy Awards for her work in Silver Linings Playbook.
Fans of Lawrence, who some have referred to as Americas sweetheart, will get to see plenty of her in the next year or so in spite of her break as she will be starring in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 as well as the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Some have said that Lawrence taking a year off could possibly do harm to her career and that she should continue to work to maintain her current popularity. Regardless, Lawrence has been non-stop since her career took off and it is likely that she could use the break in order to keep herself at her best. Fans will get their next, and one of their last looks for a while, at Lawrence when X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23.