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Is Jennifer Lawrence taking a "year off" from acting to focus on politics?

ABC/Randy Holmes
ABC/Randy Holmes

(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be planning to put her acting career on hold to concentrate on political activism, depending on whom you believe.

During a recent roundtable for her upcoming film Red Sparrow, the 27-year-old Oscar-winning actress told Entertainment Tonight that she’s “taking the next year off” to join with the non-profit organization Represent.Us in an effort to “get young people engaged politically on a local level.”

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

However, the New York Post quotes JLaw’s publicist as saying she’ll, “resume her acting work as soon as one of a number of in-development movies is ready to start shooting. Among those is a biopic about famed Jazz Age socialite Zelda Fitzgerald, directed by Ron Howard.”

This is not the first time Lawrence has threatened to step away from acting. After she wrapped the Hunger Games series, she swore she would “turn [her] phone off for a year.” says the newspaper. And last September, she told on the Today show that she was taking a break and didn’t have a movie scheduled “for two years.”

Red Sparrow opens nationwide March 2.

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