Jennifer Lawrence is taking a year off from acting and here's why 4 years ago

Jennifer Lawrence is taking a year off from acting and here's why

The actress is taking a gap year for a very important reason.

The Oscar-winning actress is taking a year off from life on set to focus on one of her other passions – politics.

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Yes, Jennifer says she won’t be taking on any projects for the next year to allow her to work with young people and encouraging them to get more involved in politics.

While out promoting her latest movie, Red Sparrow, Jennifer was asked about her professional plans for 2018.

“I’m going to take the next year off,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

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“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.

“It’s just anti-corruption, and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy.”

Jennifer has been a vocal supporter of the Women’s March and other political movements over the last number of years and has been speaking for student groups around the US in recent years about the importance of getting politically active.

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For the next 12 months, the actress is set to continue the work she's been doing with young people.