She volunteers, she volunteers as tribute—at least for a year, and not to become a forced killer, but to help “fix our democracy.”
The 27-year-old Oscar winner announced that she will pause her career as an actress to work full-time in supporting the political causes that are close to her heart.
“I’m going to take the next year off,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday while promoting her new movie Red Sparrow. “I’m going to be working with this organization I’m a part of: Represent.Us. It’s just trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level,” she explained.
Lawrence further explained her activism work will have nothing 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. And then I don’t know what I’m doing next.”
Represent.Us, the organization Lawrence is working with, claims to bring ““conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.”
This is not the first time that Lawrence has showed interest in politics. Back in 2015, she became one of the first actresses to speak against the Hollywood wage gap. That same year, she said that “if Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world.” More recently, in January 2018, she joined Cameron Diaz, Adele, and other female celebrities during the Women’s March in Los Angeles, which called for women’s rights and equality.
“My political passion has almost turned into an obsession,” Jennifer explained. “I mean, I don’t think you ever do feel settled, (but) as soon as you feel settled with your home and your personal life, you’re looking at the world and going, ‘How in the hell do I fix this? What do we do?”
But don’t worry—a “year off” for Jennifer equals, at most, two movies we won’t see her in—and it might well be worth it!