For the past seven years, Jennifer Lawrence has been making movies annually and scooping up awards at every turn. But now, the actress has revealed she wants to take a well-deserved two-year break from the movie industry.
She opened up on NBC’sToday Showabout her hiatus from Hollywood, joking that she plans to “start making pots” in her downtime. About taking a much-needed rest from acting, the star shared, “I’m taking one. I don’t have anything set for two years.” And while the idea of a long break is nice, Jennifer joked, “I’ll see you in the next six months.”
At only 27 years old, the Kentucky native has worked non-stop since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. She went on to front the massively successful Hunger Games franchise before winning her first Oscar in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook.
Jennifer admitted that being one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood has come at a price. “Fame shines a huge light on that part of people who feel so entitled.”
She continued: “When I’m getting photographed just, like, going to Starbucks, I’m like, ‘Why do you feel entitled to this?’ It took me many years. I was angry and resentful because I thought I deserved the right to do what I love and do my job, and still have privacy. But that’s not the way it is.”
The news of her hiatus comes during a whirlwind promotional tour of her horror flick mother!, which premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The critically-acclaimed film depicts a couple’s relationship that is tested when uninvited houseguests arrive and disrupt their daily life.
The film, also starring Javier Bardem, was directed by Jennifer’s real-life boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. The actress confirmed the romance last month to Vogue, gushing, “We had energy. I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me. When I saw the movie, I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is.”