Jennifer Lawrence is back in the Hollywood scene—after a long, fruitful hiatus—much to the joy of fans all over the world!
The “Red Sparrow” actress is also expecting her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, with who she tied the knot in 2019.
The soon-to-be mother opened up about why she left the acting scene and felt that people were sick of her.
Jennifer Lawrence Details Acting Hiatus
Lawrence has made a Hollywood comeback following a long break with her casting in Adam McKay’s comedy-thriller “Don’t Look Up.” Vanity Fair discussed her return in a virtual sit-down.
The “Passengers” female protagonist said she was nervous for her interview with the magazine because she has not spoken to the world in ages and has new accessories to protect.
The accessories are not intimate objects but the actress’ husband and the baby in her womb. By 2018, Lawrence was among the highest-paid actors worldwide, yet she left the acting scene.
The 31-year-old’s last four films, “Passengers,” “Dark Phoenix,” “Mother,” and “Red Sparrow,” were not box office hits, and she admitted that she was not pumping out the desired quality. Lawrence explained her mental state:
“I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right.”
The expectant parent said she was people-pleasing for most of her life and arrived at a point where she realized work or a career could not bring her soul peace.
The magazine noted that Justine Polsky, the actress’s producing partner, and best friend, said the stardom protocol began to kill Lawrence’s creative spirit, so she vanished to protect her gifts and sanity.
The “Hunger Games” Star Contemplated Iconic Role For Three Days
Lawrence is famous for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” series, but she almost turned down the role.
The Blast recounted that the actress was at a point in her life where her fame did not make paparazzi camp at her gate, and she knew taking the role would be life-changing.
The Daily Actor shared that Lawrence said she loved “The Hunger Games” books and, after a three-day contemplation, realized she would regret passing up the lead role.
Playing Everdeen skyrocketed the actress to fame, but it was revealed that this negatively impacted her private life, and she would often call her mom sobbing about her lack of anonymity.
The “Don’t Look Up” Actress Talks Meeting Ariana Grande
Celebrities also fawn over stars just like fans do. This was the case for Lawrence when she met Ariana Grande, who also stars in the end-of-the-world comedy “Don’t Look Up.”
The Blast shared that the Oscar-winning star said she was “nervous and excited” for her introduction with the Grammy winner in a Variety interview.
Lawrence, who played a fierce astronomer in the upcoming film, said she went “full radio contest winner” when she met Grande. She also complimented the singer for being unable to make bad music.
The “7 rings” singer did an impression of the “Mother” actress in a 2017 “Saturday Night Live” episode, saying she can have fun because she is a regular person.
Lawrence said the upcoming film speaks about climate change and how the media experience affects information digestion. The star-studded cast includes acting juggernauts Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.