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.