Jennifer Lawrence is taking the year off from acting to focus on her political activism

The Silver Linings Playbook actress is taking a year-long break from acting to focus on political activism.

Jennifer Lawrence is taking the year off from acting to focus on her political activism

Jennifer Lawrence has decided to step away from the spotlight and take a break from acting. The Silver Linings Playbook actress is taking a sabbatical to focus on her activism. Speaking to ET, Jennifer shared her decision to move from the big screen to political activism. The actress said: "I'm going to take the next year off. I'm going to be working with this organization a part of Represent.Us ... trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level."

Jennifer Lawrence has always been known for her political activism. She was one of the first major actresses to discuss the existing wage gap in Hollywood back in 2015.

Jennifer Lawrence is taking the year off (Getty)

Represent.Us is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization founded in 2012. Their main stated mission is “to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.” The organization advocates for state and local laws. 

As for her involvement with the organization, Jennifer said: "It doesn't have anything to do with partisan [politics], it's just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy."

This is not the first time J-Law has stood up for what she believed in. In January, Jennifer participated in the Women's March where she was joined by Cameron Diaz and Adele. Jennifer shared a photo on Facebook, captioned "I stand in solidarity for Women's rights, Equal pay, DACA, CHIP." while holding a sign that read, "A woman's place is in the revolution."

Jennifer, with Cameron and Adele. (Facebook)

Many celebrities have taken a more active role in today's political unrest. Jennifer Lawrence has always remained outspoken and transparent, especially concerning women's issues. We hope she shines! The Oscar-winning actress has recently been promoting her spy movie, Red Sparrow, which is out in theatres on March 2.

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