Jennifer Lawrence says stress of being a celebrity made her take a break from Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence told Vogue that the stress that comes with being a public figure that people care about made her take a break from Hollywood. The issue of women’s equality in Hollywood was raised in a recent essay for Time Magazine by Kesha in which she suggested that the movie industry makes actresses more vulnerable to sexual harassment because it inspires female journalists to write about their personal lives more in public.

“If you’re a celebrity, people get very territorial about all of your personal stuff,” Lawrence told Vogue. “And they want you to be polite about it and to be like, ‘Yeah, I’m private,’ but you can’t even talk about how far you can push your car keys without somebody losing their mind.”

Lawrence admitted that a “few years ago” she thought about leaving the spotlight and decided it was time to “step back” because “everybody had gotten sick of me.”

“You start to go into the beast mode,” she said. “You feel like you have to meet a quota of perfection and of meeting people’s expectations of you. And in a weird way, it can become addictive. And you want to come up with something more than what has been written about you.”

Lawrence starred in The Hunger Games franchise, which ended with Mockingjay Part 2 last year. Since then, she has voiced Winnie the Pooh in the upcoming sequel of Christopher Robin, and she will be starring in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Read the full story at Vogue.


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