Jennifer Lawrence says her experience in the “crazy” industry of Hollywood has made her so wary about publicizing herself, she is switching management.
“I’m getting a different company with a different manager. That’s it. It’s fine,” Lawrence, 23, said in an interview with The New York Times. “It’s just that for the last few years I’ve gotten sick of hearing my name.
“My life has completely changed. For the last five years I’ve been doing everything I was supposed to be doing, and everybody has gotten sick of me.”
Some of Lawrence’s most recent projects, including “Mother!” a sci-fi horror film, “Passengers” starring Chris Pratt, and the upcoming “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” have been box office bombs. The actor has garnered criticism for what some see as an inability to make films that work.
“I don’t know why I can talk about things publicly and then project that response onto people and my films have done really well, but I just can’t do that anymore,” she told the Times. “I just can’t do it anymore, and I don’t know if you can call it boring or what, but I just have to make peace with that.”
In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence said, “I’m 22, and, like, I just don’t know if I have much of a future.”
She explained that she would be playing a mother in the upcoming thriller “Mother!” in order to return to doing “what I love.”
“I’m very contractually bound and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t also really scared,” she said. “But you can’t not want to do that.”
Lawrence has been feuding with one of her top producers, Darren Aronofsky, for more than a year. The director allegedly never told Lawrence about extreme sexual behavior in his 2012 film “Black Swan,” including lead actress Natalie Portman pretending to urinate on herself during rehearsals.
Lawrence confronted Aronofsky in person at the Golden Globes in January, and their fight continued when Aronofsky tweeted about what appeared to be an order to leave the stage when Lawrence won an award at the Cannes Film Festival last May.
“Okay, I’ll quit working with him after ‘mother!’ is out,” Lawrence told The Times. “That’s my intention. That’s the end of the world if he doesn’t fire himself right after.”
She added, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
Despite her poor track record at the box office, Lawrence keeps racking up awards and nominations. She won best actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook” and the best actress Academy Award in 2013 for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
This year, she will appear in the upcoming ensemble comedy “Peppermint,” starring Jennifer Garner, and the Cold War drama “Red Sparrow.” She also just completed filming the upcoming “The Yellow Birds,” with Tye Sheridan and Jack Huston.
Lawrence told The Times she hopes to take a break.
“I’m not going to do anything until I come back to this world of filmmaking and the industry and things like that again,” she said. “And then I’m going to go, ‘OK, I don’t like this anymore.’ And then I’m going to quit, because I always do.”