Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence is to take a year-long break from the movie business, according to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Weinstein said the exhausted star of dystopian sci fi saga The Hunger Games and comedy Silver Linings Playbook would be taking a well-deserved rest after an incredibly busy period of filming.
“Jennifer is too nice and will do people favours and agrees to do a movie like American Hustle when she could have had a rest,” said Weinstein. “She signed on to do Hunger Games when she was young and wouldn’t have realised how much it would dominate her life. But she’s a professional and always will be.”
The producer said Lawrence, who took the best actress Oscar last year for her turn in David O Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, had every right to give last week’s Baftas a miss. The 23-year-old was unable to attend despite taking the best supporting actress prize for Russell’s followup American Hustle. “It’s been non-stop for her and she deserves a rest,” said Weinstein.
IN HER EYES: Jennifer Lawrence brings her captivating gaze to her third Dior campaign. The ads break just in time for the Oscars, where she is nominated for best supporting actress for “American Hustle,” for which she has already scooped up Golden Globe and BAFTA prizes.
Short hair tousled and wind-swept, the actress was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier as she cradles the chain-handled Miss Dior bag. The print campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire in the U.K. on Thursday, followed by the April issue of Vanity Fair in the U.S.
Dior is to feature the images on its Web site at dior.com from Wednesday, including a video in which Lawrence talks about visiting the house’s ateliers to select her couture dress for Oscar night on March 2. “Now I get the haute couture thing,” she tells the camera, concluding: “It’s a big deal.”
Fearne Cotton has said that she is looking forward to speaking to Jennifer Lawrence on the BAFTAs red carpet. The broadcaster is presenting Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards on E! on Sunday, February 16 at 5.15pm.
“Jennifer Lawrence I’m a big fan of – I think she was great in American Hustle,” Cotton told Digital Spy.
“She seems like a bit of a loose cannon in a good way. That could be fun. I think she just seems really real.” She added: “She bridges between us mere mortals and Hollywood stars. She’s somewhere in between where she still has grounded, normal mannerisms.
“Things happen to her and the way that she talks about those instances… she’s not there going, ‘Oh god, I’m on a red carpet’. “She’s talking about it like we would and it’s just really refreshing to see someone who’s having a great time.”
“She’s just got a lot of sass. Even on film you can really tell that she’s so in to it, there’s no holding back. “She just gives everything she’s got and she seems like a really passionate, fun person who doesn’t take herself too seriously, and that is obviously a little bit rare in Hollywood.”
American Hustle is set to be released 18th March in the US. You can pre-order here!
EXCLUSIVE: American Hustle helmer David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite and direct an untitled Fox 2000 film about the remarkable life story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention. He wants Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano. Lawrence, after winning the Best Actress Oscar for the Russell-directed Silver Linings Playbook, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle.
The project has a script by Annie Mumolo, who with Kristen Wiig got Oscar nominations for scripting Bridesmaids. This is a rags-to-riches story of a woman who worked three jobs to support her kids and who overcame long odds to finally get her due with an invention that became an HSN sensation and allowed Mangano to clean up. It is a strong empowerment tale.
The American Hustle starlet revealed during an interview with The Sun that she thinks the British series The Only Way Is Essex, also known as TOWIE, is “ridiculously amazing.”
“You guys have your own version of Jersey Shore which is so ridiculously amazing I can’t even begin,” the 23-year-old told the newspaper about the ITV2 program. “It’s like another world in Essex.”
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with TOWIE, it follows a group of friends in the town of Essex and features lots of love triangles, plenty of hair extensions and tanning salons—a combination of The Hillsand Jersey Shore.
The Oscar winner travels across the pond frequently and she dished about how she likes to spend her time in the United Kingdom. Yes, it involves watching TV and enjoying traditional English delicacies.
“I’m a big fan of all things British,” the Hunger Games actress said. “I get to spend some time there now and again and I like that I can go for fish and chips wearing the most awful outfit and it’s cool, you know.”
As for TV, the blond beauty admitted that she likes that UK TV programming lacks filter when it comes to inappropriate language.
“You guys get to say f–k and s–t a lot more than our main TV shows do,” she admitted.
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