No, Jennifer Lawrence Isn’t Taking a Year Off From Acting to Become an Activist

“Red Sparrow” star says she’s clocking out — but her rep says nah

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Calm down. Jennifer Lawrence isn’t ditching you. At least not in 2018.

On Friday, Entertainment Tonight reported that Lawrence was taking a break from acting for the next year so she could focus on working with a non-profit organization fighting corruption. But a representative for the Oscar winner told Entertainment Weekly Monday that Lawrence is indeed coming back to work.

The actress currently has seven projects in development, including a film with Amy Schumer, Ron Howard’s Zelda Fitzgerald biopic “Zelda,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Burial Rites” and Adam McKay’s “Bad Blood.” Lawrence’s rep says she will return to work once one of the projects is ready to go — even if that’s within a year’s time.

Lawrence made her “announcement” she was taking some time off from showbiz — a statement she’s made a few times before — during an interview with ET.

“I’m going to take the next year off,” she told the outlet while discussing her new film “Red Sparrow.” “I’m going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us … trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.”

“It doesn’t have anything to do with partisan [politics],” she added. “It’s just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state-by-state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.”

A representative for Lawrence did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.