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Jennifer Lawrence taking a year off acting to help young people get involved in politics
Jennifer Lawrence will not give up acting for a year (Picture: PA Wire)

Jennifer Lawrence is set to make huge career changes this year, as she will dedicate the next twelve months to activism and encouraging young people to become more engaged with politics.

However, fear not, Jennifer fans, as this doesn’t mean she is giving up acting for good, as a representative has told EW that she will be returning to work when one of her several projects in development is ready to go.

Jen is currently working on an untitled film with Amy Schumer, Ron Howard’s Zelda Fitzgerald biopic Zelda, Adam McKay’s Bad Blood, Luca Guadagnino’s Burial Rites, and more.

And we still have her Red Sparrow movie to look forward to, which is out in March.

Jennifer Lawrence taking a year off acting to help young people get involved in politics
She actually has several projects on the go (Picture: Getty Images)

Last Friday in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said: ‘I’m going to take the next year off. I’m going to be working with this organisation as a part of Represent.Us… trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level.’

When asked about the focus of her work the actress confessed: ‘It’s just anti-corruption, and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.’

There’s no denying that Jen has been actively enganged in politics as the 27-year-old played an active role in the Women’s March last month where she posted on Facebook her support for women’s rights, equal pay, DACA, and CHIP.

Earlier this year she visited Ohio’s Cleveland Heights High School on behalf of Represent.Us and spoke about the corruption in politics.

While she was there she made a huge impact, and one student even spoke to E! News and said: ‘It makes a big difference when people who are just 10 years older than us come to talk about political issues. When she said, “This is your time,” that really made me think.’

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Lawrence’s announcement comes after she was honoured with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast.

She said: ‘It’s not easy to speak out. It’s not easy to face criticism on a global scale. But the fact is I have been given a platform, and if I don’t use it, then I don’t deserve it.’

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