Jennifer Lawrence, the star of the very emotionally-taxing mother!, announced on the Today show Thursday morning that she is taking time off from acting after the past seven years of back-to-back films. “I’m taking one [a break]. I don’t have anything set for two years,” Lawrence told Savannah Guthrie. “I don’t know [what I’m going to do]. I don’t know, start making pots? I think I’m just taking a little break. I’ll see you in six months,” she ended with a joke.
Lawrence also admitted that A-list fame has taken its toll. “[People] feel so entitled to everything. You know, like when I’m getting photographed just like walking to Starbucks, I’m like why does anybody feel—why do you feel entitled to this?” she started.
“[At first,] I was angry and resentful because I thought that I deserved the right to do what I love and to do my job, and then still have privacy,” she continued. “And then after a few years you’re like, but that’s not the way it is, it’s just not. But it’s important to just keep a separation and know that the people screaming outside of a premiere, they’re screaming because of a job and because of a character. I don’t go home like, ‘Oh my god! Did you hear that, how much they love me?’ So I don’t put any stock in it. I’m grateful to them ‘cause without fans and people going to see my movie, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love.”