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Jennifer Lawrence will take year off to work with political group to 'fix our democracy' (UPDATE)

Movie actress Jennifer Lawrence said she will take a year off from acting to work with a political organization that aims to "fix our democracy." (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

UPDATE 12:25 p.m. ET: So, a representative for Jennifer Lawrence on Monday insisted the actress will indeed return to work once one of several projects in development is ready to go, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence said she will take a year off from acting to work with a political organization that aims to "fix our democracy."

The Academy Award winner revealed her plans during an ET interview Thursday that focused on Lawrence's upcoming movie "Red Sparrow."

"I'm going to take the next year off," Lawrence told ET. "I'm going to be working with this organization I'm a part of, Represent.Us ... trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level."

She added: "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."

What does Represent.Us say about itself?

The group's website says, "We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections."

What has Lawrence said previously in regard to the sociopolitical realm?

  • Last month, Lawrence, 27, took part in the Women's March and posted a Facebook photo with the caption, "I stand in solidarity for Women's rights, Equal pay, DACA, CHIP." Lawrence's sign in the photo read, "A woman's place is in the revolution!"
  • In September, she appeared to blame Republican President Donald Trump — and those who voted for him — for climate change and hurricanes.
  • Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Lawrence said, "If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world.”
  • In an early 2016 interview, she backed Planned Parenthood and said had it not been for the existence of the organization, “I wouldn’t have been able to get condoms and birth control and all these things I needed as a normal teenager who was growing up in a Jesus house."

Here's the clip in which Lawrence reveals her plans for the next year:

One last thing…
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