Jennifer Lawrence Taking A Break From Acting, Says Harvey Weinstein

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Jennifer Lawrence is volunteering as tribute of taking breaks. The "Hunger Games" actress is reportedly in need of some time off after her whirlwind schedule of shooting the big screen adaptations of Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" novels, and getting awards buzz with her roles in celebrated films like "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

In a recent interview with The Sun, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein teased Lawrence's need to take a step back, explaining, "She’s going to have a long break for a year where she won’t do anything. It’s been non-stop for her and she deserves a rest."

"Jennifer is too nice and will do people favors and agrees to do a movie like 'American Hustle' when she could have had a rest," Weinstein continued. "She signed on to do 'Hunger Games' when she was young and wouldn’t have realized how much it would dominate her life. But she’s a professional and always will be."

Whether it was a favor or not, Lawrence's choice to appear in "American Hustle" seems to have paid off. The 23-year-old actress is up for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. The David O. Russell-led movie has also grossed more than $140 million stateside.

When exactly Lawrence plans to take said break remains to be seen. Her upcoming projects include this year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and the two-part "Mockingjay" film to round out the "Hunger Games" series.

This is not the first time there has been talk of J. Law stepping out of the limelight. Late last year the star told USA Today, "I've built my career. I need to build my human life. I need to get a house and connect to the people around me and not work for a little while."

Lawrence was recently attached to a project about the inventor of the Miracle Mop, which would reunite her with Russell for a third time. HuffPost Entertainment contacted representatives for Lawrence to see if they had comment on Weinstein's statement. This post will be updated if and when they respond.

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