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This Is What Jennifer Lawrence Has Done with Her Year Off from Acting

On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump addressed the U.N., and as befits one of our country’s most treasured comedians, he was met with much laughter. Meanwhile, down the street, at the Hyatt outside Grand Central, one of our actual most treasured comedians was speaking at a different summit, the Concordia Summit, following people like U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and the First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos. It was Jennifer Lawrence, actress on leave, and she had a lot to say about her absence.

Lawrence is taking a year off acting, as she announced in March. In that time she’s been working with Represent.Us, a bipartisan effort to pass anti-corruption legislation at a state level that also calls Adam McKay and David O. Russell board members. (It’s a soft sabbatical. Projects are still in development. It’s mostly a break from sets.) And that’s what brought her here, to this expansive hotel in Midtown Manhattan, where discussions of fair-labor supply chains and PowerPoints titled “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” ruled the day.

“It could have been age, it could have been the election,” she told CBS’s Gayle King, the interviewer on hand, who asked what inspired her to take her leave. “Two years ago was when the passion for politics really started growing, and the more I was educated and educated myself, I realized the most important thing that a political movement can have is support from the right and left.” Their chat followed a TED Talk–like PowerPoint of her own, along with Josh Lynn, the managing director and co-founder of Represent.Us, that laid out a plan for how to combat widespread corruption in Washington via lobbies and dark money.

“The beautiful thing about having Jen involved is this is an issue that tends to be a little boring,” Lynn told King. “People don’t wake up in the morning over breakfast and discuss like, ‘What’s happening with American democracy today?’ They’re much more concerned about being able to afford groceries or whatever the environmental crisis might be.” Lynn said he knew it would take “big megaphones” to allow Represent.Us to thrive, which is where the Oscar-winning likes of O’Russell, McKay, and Lawrence came in.

“Corruption doesn’t wear a political label and the American people know that,” Lawrence said at the summit. “Everybody expects more from their parties no matter the politician or the specific party.” Wearing a D.C.-chic uniform—blazer, white button-down—and using the deft slide skills of a professional corporate speaker, she seemed perfectly at home in her new political milieu. But there were also moments where the human slipped through. “I think my whole mind went blank, I knew this was going to happen,” she said, losing the thread of her talking point. “No, it’s O.K. I have horrible stage fright.”

After King pointed out that she’s Jennifer Lawrence, she pointed out, “I don’t work onstage! I don’t know why everyone says that! It’s so different!”

Many screen actors spend their sabbaticals on a stage. Lawrence has too; it’s just a political one.

Jennifer Lawrence Parts Ways With CAA

The actress is continuing on without agency representation.
Jennifer Lawrence is no longer with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Sources tell THR that the departure is amicable. Lawrence is remaining agent-less and will continue to be represented by manager Rick Yorn at LBI Entertainment, with whom she signed in April.

CAA had been with the 28-year-old actress for just over a decade, negotiating her first Oscar-nominated role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. Lawrence catapulted to the A-list shortly after that with two major franchises — X-Men and The Hunger Games. She continued to earn critical acclaim with back-to-back Academy Award nominations for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, including a lead actress win for the former, and later received a fourth Oscar nomination, for 2015’s Joy. Her recent films include Passengers, Mother! and Red Sparrow.

Next up for Lawrence is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and she also is attached to Universal’s Bad Blood, starring as notorious Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in the true-life story from Adam McKay.

Lawrence also continues to be repped by attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren at Hansen Jacobson.

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Jennifer Lawrence on Her New Movie, New Relationship, and How She Stays So Damn Relatable

 

 

VOGUE – Behold, a miracle: Jennifer Lawrence, sitting still.

 

It’s a warm evening in Los Angeles, and Lawrence and I are alongside a fire pit in the backyard of a Mediterranean-style home high in the hills, where the air smells of flowers, money, and the negligible carbon burned thoughtfully by electric cars. The chaos of Hollywood feels a zillion miles away.

 

This is not Lawrence’s actual home. It’s a rental. Lawrence’s real home “broke” while she was away—a madcap story involving crystals and . . . well, let Lawrence tell it:

 

“When I first moved in, the house was crystalled out—crystals everywhere, and geodes,” she explains. “And I was like, ‘Please get rid of these; I don’t want people to come over here and think I’m a crystal person.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

 

“But everyone told me, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t move them. You have to have the crystal lady who put them in move them. . . . ’ ”

 

You know where this is going. Lawrence did not get the crystal lady. “I just had all the crystals yanked out. Sold them. And then my fucking house flooded.”

 

“I hate crystals,” Lawrence says.

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Press: Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Saldana, Jack Black and more are also part of the walk’s class of 2018.

 
Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year.

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday revealed the 2018 honorees.

 

Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.

 

Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige are also part of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2018.

 

So are business magnate Richard Branson and Steve Jones, the former Sex Pistols guitarist turned radio host.

 

Anyone can nominate a celebrity for Walk of Fame star consideration.

 

Selections are made by a Chamber of Commerce committee.

 

Walk of Fame honorees or their sponsoring studios must pay $40,000 for each star granted.

Jennifer Lawrence Has Heart in the First Poster for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’

COLLIDER – It’s not entirely obvious when the backlash to Darren Aronofsky started but it likely started around the time The Fountain was released. The release of two masterpieces in the wake of that wild metaphysical mess rehabilitated his reputation extensively but then the backlash got resurrected with his undervalued, remarkable Noah, in which Russell Crowe played the biblical character. Even bonafide bible-thumpers, the same crowds that showed up for dreck like War Room, didn’t make the trip to see Aronofsky’s film. A popular reason given was that people died and the story was sad, which clearly never happened anywhere else in the bible.

 

Regardless, this is all to say Aronofsky is an ambitious director whether he also happens to be a popular one or not. He’s never made a boring movie and for all the flack that The Fountain and Noah have received, there are very few movies in circulation that look like them and even fewer films that are written with such audacious aims. Addiction, obsession, and pent-up desires are paramount to his films, whether in the guise of heroin in Requiem for a Dream or fame and physique in The Wrestler. Similarly aggressive returns of the repressed can be found in Pi, his excellent debut, and Black Swan, his beloved horror-melodrama starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

 

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