Ten years ago, with the publication of “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence skyrocketed to celebrity “immediately followed by a string of critically acclaimed features like “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), “American Hustle” (2013), and “Joy” (2015). But Lawrence learned the hard way that fame brings enormous responsibilities.
On October 8 at the BFI London Film Festival, Lawrence discussed this time in her career as part of the festival’s “Screen Talk” series, as reported by Variety. The 32-year-old performer spoke candidly with British TV and radio host Francine Stock about how the first film in the “Hunger Games” franchise has impacted her life and career.
She said, “I guess I lost a sense of control.” Since the release of “The Hunger Games” and my Academy Award for “The Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012, I have felt that every choice I have had to make has been a collective one.
She continued by saying that the “loss of control” she felt in those years makes it difficult to look back on them.
Jennifer Lawrence, best actress at the 2013 Academy Awards and reflecting on her career ten years after the franchise’s debut, has noted that acting feels “personal” for “the first time in a long time.”
This month, theatres will debut Lawrence’s newest movie, “Causeway,” and in November, you can see it on AppleTV+. A24 characterizes the film as “an intimate depiction of a soldier attempting to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans” on its official website. Lawrence stars as a soldier in the film.
Lawrence told Vogue for her October cover story that at first, she didn’t know what about “Causeway” appealed to her, but that she was “immediately off-the-bat drawn to the beat.” I enjoy the excitement of a good Marvel film as much as the next person. However, I long for the soothing tempo of a novel focused on its characters.
Lawrence compared making “Causeway” to making “Winter’s Bone” in 2010, saying that both projects felt like “diary pages,” but that “Causeway” was more like a personal journal.
Before the 2019 Covid pandemic interrupted Lawrence’s work on “Causeway,” he began writing it that year. Many life changes have occurred for the “Red Sparrow” star in the three years since the film’s conception.
In October 2019, the actor married gallerist Cooke Maroney. Even though they were just married, the couple went on to have their first child, a son they called Cy, while the epidemic was still going on.
Lawrence conducted an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in November of 2021, during her pregnancy with her first child, in which she discussed her feelings about opening up about her private life.
“If someone at a dinner party were to say, ‘Oh, my God, you’re expecting a baby,’ I wouldn’t be all, ‘God, I can’t talk about that. You’re a maniac, so get away from me. However, my very nature compels me to do anything I can to preserve their anonymity for the rest of their lives “The words of Lawrence.
She discussed her transition into motherhood and how “the morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over,” in the interview for the October 2022 issue of Vogue.