The surprising reason why you won’t be seeing Jennifer Lawrence on screen this year

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Susan Devaney
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Jennifer Lawrence is planning on taking a year off from the big screen to focus on activism. 

From fighting for equal pay for women to her unwillingness to dismiss unrealistic beauty ideals, Jennifer Lawrence has never been one to shy away from promoting change or being brutally honest about everything.

Now, the Oscar winner is planning on taking her activism to another level by taking a year off from making movies to work for Represent.Us – an organisation focused on promoting anti-corruption laws within the government.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lawrence explained her motivation for the move while promoting her latest film, Red Sparrow, “I’m going to take the next year off. I’m going to be working with this organisation as a part of Represent.Us… trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.”

“It doesn’t have anything to do with partisan [politics],” Lawrence told host, Carly Steel. “It’s just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.”

It comes as no surprise since last year Lawrence spoke about the importance of using fame for good.

“My opinion is: You can have millions of dollars and a dream career, but if you’re not willing to stand up for what you believe, or if you see wrongdoing and don’t talk about it, then you have nothing,” Lawrence told Vogue.

“It’s the opposite of ‘Shut up and act!’ If you have a voice, use it.”

And just last month the Hunger Games actress took to the streets to protest for women’s rights during the Women’s March with fellow celebrities, Cameron Diaz and Adele. 

We can’t wait to see what Lawrence achieves over the next twelve months. 

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