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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.

Press: ‘mother!’ Viral Marketing Reveals Jennifer Lawrence’s Secret

SLASH FILM – We’re only a few weeks away from the release of Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, and in the wake of the film’s enigmatic trailers, Paramount is slowly unspooling information about the horror thriller that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.

 

A new batch of viral marketing has divulged a major revelation about Lawrence’s character that the posters and trailers have kept secret until now. Take a look at the movie’s newest poster (complete with a hidden message printed on it!), check out some new TV spots, and uncover one of the film’s big secrets below. Warning: a potential spoiler lies ahead.

 

First up, take a look at a few TV spots that aired this past weekend during the Video Music Awards.

 

 

Here’s where the real fun begins. Aronofsky stopped by Reddit to unveil a new poster:

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Press: “mother!” Gets Ominous First Teaser

The Darren Aronofsky-directed film arrives Sept. 15

 

 

EW – Jennifer Lawrence’s next movie is coming a month earlier than expected, and now we’re getting a first (and intense) look at the film via its first teaser trailer.

 

The new footage from mother! arrived online Monday, beginning with Lawrence wandering through a home as disembodied voices are heard speaking. But as the teaser progresses, things take a much more sinister turn.

 

The psychological thriller, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when a group of unexpected guests arrive at their home. Lawrence stars alongside Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris.

 

mother! will screen at film festivals in Venice and Toronto before arriving in theaters Sept. 15. Before that, the film’s full trailer will arrive on Aug. 8.