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This Is What Jennifer Lawrence Has Done with Her Year Off from Acting

On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump addressed the U.N., and as befits one of our country’s most treasured comedians, he was met with much laughter. Meanwhile, down the street, at the Hyatt outside Grand Central, one of our actual most treasured comedians was speaking at a different summit, the Concordia Summit, following people like U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and the First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos. It was Jennifer Lawrence, actress on leave, and she had a lot to say about her absence.

Lawrence is taking a year off acting, as she announced in March. In that time she’s been working with Represent.Us, a bipartisan effort to pass anti-corruption legislation at a state level that also calls Adam McKay and David O. Russell board members. (It’s a soft sabbatical. Projects are still in development. It’s mostly a break from sets.) And that’s what brought her here, to this expansive hotel in Midtown Manhattan, where discussions of fair-labor supply chains and PowerPoints titled “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” ruled the day.

“It could have been age, it could have been the election,” she told CBS’s Gayle King, the interviewer on hand, who asked what inspired her to take her leave. “Two years ago was when the passion for politics really started growing, and the more I was educated and educated myself, I realized the most important thing that a political movement can have is support from the right and left.” Their chat followed a TED Talk–like PowerPoint of her own, along with Josh Lynn, the managing director and co-founder of Represent.Us, that laid out a plan for how to combat widespread corruption in Washington via lobbies and dark money.

“The beautiful thing about having Jen involved is this is an issue that tends to be a little boring,” Lynn told King. “People don’t wake up in the morning over breakfast and discuss like, ‘What’s happening with American democracy today?’ They’re much more concerned about being able to afford groceries or whatever the environmental crisis might be.” Lynn said he knew it would take “big megaphones” to allow Represent.Us to thrive, which is where the Oscar-winning likes of O’Russell, McKay, and Lawrence came in.

“Corruption doesn’t wear a political label and the American people know that,” Lawrence said at the summit. “Everybody expects more from their parties no matter the politician or the specific party.” Wearing a D.C.-chic uniform—blazer, white button-down—and using the deft slide skills of a professional corporate speaker, she seemed perfectly at home in her new political milieu. But there were also moments where the human slipped through. “I think my whole mind went blank, I knew this was going to happen,” she said, losing the thread of her talking point. “No, it’s O.K. I have horrible stage fright.”

After King pointed out that she’s Jennifer Lawrence, she pointed out, “I don’t work onstage! I don’t know why everyone says that! It’s so different!”

Many screen actors spend their sabbaticals on a stage. Lawrence has too; it’s just a political one.

Jennifer Lawrence Parts Ways With CAA

The actress is continuing on without agency representation.
Jennifer Lawrence is no longer with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Sources tell THR that the departure is amicable. Lawrence is remaining agent-less and will continue to be represented by manager Rick Yorn at LBI Entertainment, with whom she signed in April.

CAA had been with the 28-year-old actress for just over a decade, negotiating her first Oscar-nominated role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. Lawrence catapulted to the A-list shortly after that with two major franchises — X-Men and The Hunger Games. She continued to earn critical acclaim with back-to-back Academy Award nominations for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, including a lead actress win for the former, and later received a fourth Oscar nomination, for 2015’s Joy. Her recent films include Passengers, Mother! and Red Sparrow.

Next up for Lawrence is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and she also is attached to Universal’s Bad Blood, starring as notorious Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in the true-life story from Adam McKay.

Lawrence also continues to be repped by attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren at Hansen Jacobson.

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Jennifer Lawrence on Her New Movie, New Relationship, and How She Stays So Damn Relatable

 

 

VOGUE – Behold, a miracle: Jennifer Lawrence, sitting still.

 

It’s a warm evening in Los Angeles, and Lawrence and I are alongside a fire pit in the backyard of a Mediterranean-style home high in the hills, where the air smells of flowers, money, and the negligible carbon burned thoughtfully by electric cars. The chaos of Hollywood feels a zillion miles away.

 

This is not Lawrence’s actual home. It’s a rental. Lawrence’s real home “broke” while she was away—a madcap story involving crystals and . . . well, let Lawrence tell it:

 

“When I first moved in, the house was crystalled out—crystals everywhere, and geodes,” she explains. “And I was like, ‘Please get rid of these; I don’t want people to come over here and think I’m a crystal person.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

 

“But everyone told me, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t move them. You have to have the crystal lady who put them in move them. . . . ’ ”

 

You know where this is going. Lawrence did not get the crystal lady. “I just had all the crystals yanked out. Sold them. And then my fucking house flooded.”

 

“I hate crystals,” Lawrence says.

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Press: Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Saldana, Jack Black and more are also part of the walk’s class of 2018.

 
Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year.

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday revealed the 2018 honorees.

 

Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.

 

Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige are also part of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2018.

 

So are business magnate Richard Branson and Steve Jones, the former Sex Pistols guitarist turned radio host.

 

Anyone can nominate a celebrity for Walk of Fame star consideration.

 

Selections are made by a Chamber of Commerce committee.

 

Walk of Fame honorees or their sponsoring studios must pay $40,000 for each star granted.

Jennifer Lawrence Has Heart in the First Poster for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’

COLLIDER – It’s not entirely obvious when the backlash to Darren Aronofsky started but it likely started around the time The Fountain was released. The release of two masterpieces in the wake of that wild metaphysical mess rehabilitated his reputation extensively but then the backlash got resurrected with his undervalued, remarkable Noah, in which Russell Crowe played the biblical character. Even bonafide bible-thumpers, the same crowds that showed up for dreck like War Room, didn’t make the trip to see Aronofsky’s film. A popular reason given was that people died and the story was sad, which clearly never happened anywhere else in the bible.

 

Regardless, this is all to say Aronofsky is an ambitious director whether he also happens to be a popular one or not. He’s never made a boring movie and for all the flack that The Fountain and Noah have received, there are very few movies in circulation that look like them and even fewer films that are written with such audacious aims. Addiction, obsession, and pent-up desires are paramount to his films, whether in the guise of heroin in Requiem for a Dream or fame and physique in The Wrestler. Similarly aggressive returns of the repressed can be found in Pi, his excellent debut, and Black Swan, his beloved horror-melodrama starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

 

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Jennifer Lawrence Clarifies Her Dog’s Name: Pippi Lawrence-Stocking!

Jennifer Lawrence appeared on Seth Meyers‘ New Year’s Eve 2017 special and opened up about her dog Pippi, whose full name was not correctly reported until now.

“My dog’s name is, contrary to what Vanity Fair wrote, not Pippi Longstocking. Her name is Pippi Lawrence-Stocking,” the 26-year-old Passengers actress said in the interview.

“Pippi was so upset,” Jen joked. “I got a call from her publicist.”

Jennifer talked in depth about her obsession with her pet pooch and she chatted with Seth about having their dogs sit for pictures and portraits. Watch below!

Jennifer & Chris Pratt @ The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Her romance with Darren Aronofsky has been heating up.
But Jennifer Lawrence has joked that it makes her feel ‘miserable’ to see how happy her co-star Chris Pratt and his wife Anna Faris are.
The actors stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday where they discussed their new movie Passengers.Jennifer also praised Chris for helping her out when she was afraid of the stunt work required for their new movie, which is set in outer space.’He’s much, much nicer than me. He’s like a hard worker, he has a good attitude, he’s very positive. I’m just like, “When are we leaving?”’ she said.
‘And he had to do basically everything because I suffer from paranoia mixed with delusions. So I thought that if I were in a harness I would never be able to bear children. So he took care of all the harness work. He did all of it.’
When Ellen asked Jennifer if she really believed that might happen, she said with a laugh, ‘Yes, I’m sick.’
‘I put in on for one second and was like, “Hell no.” I mean I had to ultimately do it, I just complained a lot,’ she added, before joking that she didn’t ‘really’ know what the part entailed.

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Struggle With Celebrity Nicknames

Lawrence—who are besties if you haven’t heard—took the stage at the Golden Globes to tease each of their nominated films, Trainwreck and Joy, respectively. Lawrence introduced herself as J-Law, and Schumer tried to call herself A-Schu. That doesn’t quite have the same ring, and Lawrence pointed out celebs don’t usually come up with their own nicknames.

That didn’t stop Schumer from trying to give herself a couples name with Tom Hardy, though. And when Lawrence asked Schumer what people usually call her, Schumer’s response had to be bleeped out.

Jennifer Lawrence Chaps Reporter For Phone Use At Golden Globe Press Conference

Never one to mince her words, Jennifer Lawrence called out E!’s Juan Pablo Fernandez-Feo during her press conference after (January 10) 2016 Golden Globes.

The “American Hustle” hottie, who had just won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy for “Joy,” scolded the reporter for using his phone while asking her how she feels about the upcoming Oscars.

Lawrence fired back, “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone bro. You’re just not gonna… You can’t do that. You gotta live in the now. We are at the Golden Globes, if you put your phone down, you’d know that.” And apparently, Jen came off as less-than-gracious, with social media users writing comments like, “I’m a fan of her, but that was kinda rude,” and, “I used to find Jennifer Lawrence quite funny and relatable but now she’s quite rude and arrogant. Shame.”

The Graham Norton Show New Year’s Eve special

EDDIE REDMAYNE and Jennifer Lawrence have built up reputations as two of the classiest celebrities in Tinseltown, but unbelievably, both of them have now owned up to vomiting at Madonna’s house. The Oscar-winning duo appear on The Graham Norton Show this New Year’s Eve when they coincidentally realised they have one peculiar thing in common.

Jennifer’s a regular tumbler on the red carpet, but when Graham asked about her biggest mishaps, she made an alarming confession. “I am a puker,” she said. “When I get stressed and exhausted I just vomit. I was driving with my publicist the other day and had to roll down the window and I puked all down the side of the car. “It was in front of all the paparazzi – I painted New York! And I threw up at Madonna’s party – on the porch!”

Check out a few stills from the interview. I hope to have captures as soon as the episodes aires.

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– Appearances In 2015 > December 31st: The Graham Norton Show New Year’s Eve Special

Jennifer Lawrence tormented by “terrible” brothers

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she grew up in a house where it was “an offence” to be “considered a female”. The Oscar-winning actress has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and grew up in a sporty household in Louisville, Kentucky. During her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Joy star said: “It was actually an offence in the house to be considered a female. “They were terrible and would say things like, ‘You are such a girl’ or ‘Don’t do that, that’s what a girl would do.’ I’m only now getting used to being called a female.”

Since becoming famous, Lawrence, 25, has frequently expressed outrage at the way female stars are treated – speaking out after naked photos were leaked online, and penning a furious essay after discovering her male co-stars were paid more highly.

Lawrence, who appears on the December 31 edition of the show, also told Graham Norton that she hated New Year’s Eve. She said: “I really hate it. I’ve never had a good one – everyone’s chasing a good time and it’s always a disappointment.

“I plan on doing nothing and then if something lands in my lap… but I always end up drunk and disappointed.” She joked: “‘Drunk and Disappointed’ should be the title of my memoir!”

10 Times Jennifer Lawrence Totally Killed It on the Red Carpet

Teen Vogue Recapped Jennifers greatest Dior moments in honor of Raf Simons’ departure. Click the pic to view the slideshow.

Jennifer Lawrence on the Joy of working with David O. Russell

Jennifer did an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The interview was posted at the site. Also, 2 new stills for “Joy” were released! Check them out in the gallery or at the end of this post.

Jennifer Lawrence was working on the final installment of the Hunger Games when she received a call at 4 a.m. from director David O. Russell. “He said, ‘Do you want to play the part of the woman who invented The Miracle Mop?’ ” Lawrence took the unusual hour and the call itself in stride. “I’ve gotten a lot of middle-of-the-night phone calls from David,” she says with a laugh. But Joy ended up evolving into something else. “From that seed he went off into David land and it developed and changed, and now it’s a completely different story,” she says. “Usually [a film’s focus] is about the fight on the way to success and the happy ending. David goes on to tell the struggle that comes after that, along with all the sacrifices that come with finally getting what you want.”

Russell, who’s last three films — The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle — have all been nominated for Best Picture, was intrigued by the idea of doing a film larger in scope: an epic journey examing one woman’s life from age 10 to age 40, as she grows up, gets married, has children, and becomes an entrepreneur and matriarch. “It’s a woman’s soul over many decades of her life and how she changes,” he says.

Read the rest of the interview here!

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– 2015 – Joy > Movie Stills +2

The Secret to Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s Friendship? ‘No Sex!’

Frequent costars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have been tight offscreen ever since filming 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, and their secret to a happy work wife-work husband dynamic?

“No sex!” Lawrence, 24, quipped to reporters at the Cinema Society’s New York City premiere of Serena on Saturday. Serena is the real-life BFFs’ third film together, after Silver Linings and American Hustle. And it was Lawrence who recruited Cooper, 40, for the period piece.

“I forced him to come onto the movie,” said Lawrence. “I mean, any male role is going to make me think of Bradley because in my opinion, he’s the best, and I love working with him.” For the newly single Cooper, the feeling’s mutual.

“I respect her so much as a professional, as an actor, and I think she’s the best there is,” he said. “And I just learn from her. You always want to work with people that are better than you.”

The pals said they rarely disagree on anything – especially food.

“Never about where to go to dinner; we’re both two of the biggest eaters in Hollywood,” she joked at the screening, hosted by Dior Beauty.

Jennifer Lawrence In Marie Claire June 2014

During promotions for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the delightful Jennifer Lawrence graced the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s June 2014 issue.

After posing in a collection of ensembles from Dior and Céline for the Jan Welters-shot spread, the “Hunger Games” gal opened up about why she’s tired of being a GIF and the importance of having strong gal pals.

Check out highlights from Jen’s interview below and for more, head over to Marie Claire.

On maintaining a long-distance relationship with Nicholas Hoult:
“When we’re busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn’t text back or call. Life’s super-busy. Obviously you know what they’re doing, and you trust them. We’re so young that it would almost be like if we lived in the same city, what would happen? We’d be living together. At least this way he’s in the same boat as I am: We can go out and have our own lives and know that we have each other.”

On a conspiracy theory suggesting that her tendency to trip over her own feet at the Academy Awards is part of a devious plot to appear authentic:
“I’m trying to do the right thing, waving to fans, trying to be nice, and there’s a traffic cone. The second I hit it, I was laughing, but on the inside I was like, ‘You’re fucked. They’re totally going to think this is an act…’But trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it at two Oscars in a row. I watch Homeland – I’m craftier than that!”

On fame making it hard for her to be the person she was raised to be:
“I’m a lot more closed off and frankly probably rude. I mean, I’m from Kentucky. I used to be very personable and make eye contact and smile at people, and now all I do is look down. When I’m at dinner and one person after another keeps interrupting to take pictures, it’s like, ‘I can’t live like this.’”

On suffering from abdominal pains and panic attacks during the press tour for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
“I was so freaked out, I called my publicist crying. I had to cancel Chelsea Handler. I was terrified to get on a plane to New York because I was convinced I had an ulcer that was bleeding. I went to the hospital. There was a bit of blood in my stomach, but they said it was nothing to worry about. I was like, ‘Really? Because I’m pretty worried!’”

On her candor:
“I’m not like, ‘I’m a rebel; I’m out of control.’ I just don’t think about things before I say or do them.”

On friendship:
“I don’t trust a girl who doesn’t have any girlfriends. I have really close girlfriends, but they are guys like me – girls who eat and don’t know anything about fashion.”

On rumors that she’s jealous of Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult’s costar in the upcoming sci-fi romance Equals:
“There was something in a magazine, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s hilarious,’ because Kristen and I are friends. I actually texted her a picture of it and was like, ‘Just so you know, this is absolutely true.’”

On being up against Lupita Nyong’o for the 2014 Best Supporting Actress Oscar:
“I was very happy I voted for Lupita. It’s beautiful when you watch something good happen to somebody when it’s well deserved.”

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