Jennifer Lawrence isn’t plotting a real-life “Hunger Games” attack on her political foes after all. After telling interviewers she was taking a year off to “fix our democracy,” the story unraveled.
“On Friday, Entertainment Tonight reported that the Oscar winner was planning on taking a year off from acting to focus on activism,” EW said. “However, a representative for Lawrence exclusively tells EW that she will return to work when one of several projects in development is ready to go.”
In fact, IMDB says Lawrence has seven projects in development, “including an untitled film with Amy Schumer, Ron Howard’s Zelda Fitzgerald biopic ‘Zelda,’ Adam McKay’s ‘Bad Blood,’ Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Burial Rites’ and more.”
But right-wing media had a field day with her statement that “I’m going to take the next year off. I’m going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us … trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.”
The 27-year-old “Red Sparrow” star added: “It doesn’t have anything 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.”
Despite the almost instant pullback, the story of her year off took off.
Some didn’t get the follow-up memo.
Finally! Jennifer Lawrence Taking Yr Off to 'Fix our Democracy.' Via @Mattphilbin – Phew! We can relax, America. Everything’s going to be OK. Jennifer Lawrence is taking a year off from acting to save us from ourselves. https://t.co/ghFTdxWZnc
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) February 19, 2018
So Jennifer Lawrence is going to quit acting to fix our democracy. Maybe starting with a civics class to realize we live in a constitutional republic will be the first step JLaw. Hollywood really has a bunch of morons. pic.twitter.com/OcoTnIA5Ic
— LoDuv♦️ (@Loduv) February 20, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence to quit acting for a year to 'fix our democracy' https://t.co/GvKDAdTi5O
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 20, 2018
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 20, 2018
Dear Jennifer Lawrence
Anyone who can "take a year off" is the very last person we need trying to "fix" our "democracy"
PS We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy#JenniferLawrence
— Beantown Massive (@BiglyMassive) February 20, 2018
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 21, 2018
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) February 21, 2018
Methinks Jennifer Lawrence will soon realize that "fixing our democracy" pays much less than being in atrocious cinematic offerings like "Mother!" and will soon bravely make her way back to Hollywood, having failed.
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) February 21, 2018
‘Jeniffer Lawrence’, morally bankrupt Hollywood airhead is taking a year off to “fix our Democracy”, we can all take a sigh of relief and place our fate in this idiot Liberal’s empty mind!#JenniferLawrence #BoycottJenniferLawrence#BotcottHollywood https://t.co/aMcMjjwP9p pic.twitter.com/3kOhdqt4im
— ╰☆☆ BUD ☆☆╮ (@bud_cann) February 20, 2018
I'd much rather that Jennifer Lawrence take a year off and fix the potholes in my neighborhood's streets.
— Michael Haz (@Michael_Haz) February 21, 2018
Ingraham Takes on Celebs' Rush to 'Fix' Democracy After 8 Years of Obama 'Nirvana' https://t.co/Dn8cSXVL3s
— Joe FreedomLover🇺🇸 (@JoeFreedomLove) February 21, 2018
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