A rumor about Jennifer Lawrence taking a break from acting for a year has gone viral, with all media outlets quoting one source–film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The mogul told The Sun that “She’s going to have a long break for a year where she won’t do anything. It’s been non-stop for her and she deserves a rest.” Later, gossip blogger Perez Hilton allegedly “confirmed” the statement.
Lawrence herself told Empire magazine earlier this month that: “I get little breaks here and there. But on the last day of ‘Hunger Games,’ I’m going to turn my phone off for a year.”
In December, she also discussed a break with USA Today. “I’ve built my career. I need to build my human life,” she said, referring to her romance with Nicholas Hoult. “I need to get a house and connect to the people around me and not work for a little while.”
However, there are several indications that Lawrence will not take a whole year off.
One is a report from Gossip Cop which says that Weinstein was “misquoted.”
A source close to the mogul told the website that British reporter was fishing for a newsworthy statement and published off-the-cuff comments as though they were inside information. “It’s not what he said,” the source said.
In addition, Lawrence has multiple projects in the pipeline, including a new version of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden.” She’s also still filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” That film has two parts, which are being shot back-to-back.
She’s also rumored to be connected to other movies, such as “Burial Rites” and “The Glass Castle.”
Since her shot to fame in “X Men: First Class” and “The Hunger Games” in 2011 and 2012, she has made six films.