Jennifer Lawrence says she 'lost control' of her career following The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence says she 'lost control' of her career following her overwhelming success in The Hunger Games franchise in 2012

Jennifer Lawrence 'lost control'
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Jennifer Lawrence recently attended the London Film Festival at the weekend and sat down with Francine Stock to talk about her career as part of the 'Screen Talk' series.

In promotion of her upcoming movie, Apple Originals' Causeway, Jennifer Lawrence sat down to speak about her critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning screen career. The actress revealed that following her enormous success after appearing in The Hunger Games, she struggled to gain control over her career.

"I think I lost a sense of control. Between ‘The Hunger Games’ coming out and winning the Oscar [for 2012’s Silver Lining Playbook], I became such a commodity that I felt like every decision was a big, big group decision," said Jennifer. "When I reflect now, I can’t think of those following years, [because there was] just a loss of control."

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence's breakout role was in the 2010 movie, Winter's Bone, following this she then achieved global recognition in the film franchise, The Hunger Games, in which she played Katniss Everdeen. The star then went on to play Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won an Academy Award.

Following her success, she went on to star in blockbuster movies such as American Hustle, Joy, Passengers, Mother!, Red Sparrow, and Don't Look Up. 

The star has now decided to return to her indie movie roots with her latest film, Causeway. Jennifer plays Lynsey, a soldier who suffers a brain injury while deployed in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life when she returns back home. The film is set to be released on Apple TV+ on November 4, 2022

Jennifer also reportedly commented during this press tour at the London Film Festival, that she was no longer interested in being involved in superhero movies like the X-Men franchise she was previously involved in. 

"I loved superhero movies. Franchise is art and they’re so fun; I could never do one now because I’m too old and brittle. I love them too. This generation understandably likes a world to escape to, and I can relate to that," said Jennifer.

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