Jennifer Lawrence says she’s done with movie franchises
Don’t expect Jennifer Lawrence to take over Katniss Everdeen’s bow and arrow in the future. Although the hunger games movies are what made Lawrence the A-list star she is today, she made it clear that she left the blockbuster movie franchises to focus on telling stories she was passionate about more personally. The actress got real about how she felt about her past decisions and the films she wanted to make in the future during a talk at the BFI London Film Festival, and Jennifer Lawrence took the opportunity to proclaim that she was done with film franchises.
Ahead of a screening of his new indie drama Pavement at the festival on Oct. 8, Lawrence told reporters that she would “never” return to the world of film franchises, according to Deadline. “I could never do one now because I’m just too old and frail,” Lawrence said, before going on to explain that she also didn’t like the headspace she was in during his hunger games time. “I became such a commodity that I felt like every decision was a big, big group decision; because I had no idea what a big movie star would do next or what Katniss Everdeen should do after that,” Lawrence said. “When I reflect now, I think of those later years as kind of losing control and then reacting to trying to get back. I’m so happy that finally, in my late twenties, I quit and did major changes, and I got the voice back in my head. Now it feels personal for the first time in a long time.
After playing in all four hunger games films from 2012 to 2015 as well as playing the shapeshifting mutant Mystique in Four x-men films throughout the 2010s, Lawrence took a break from acting and turned away from action franchises. In 2021, she returns to the big screen for environmental satire Don’t look upand she indicated her new version Pavement, the first film produced by Lawrence’s production company, Excellent Cadaver, is more in line with the direction she wants her career to take. In fact, the name of his production company was inspired by his estrangement from his past filmography.
“[Excellent Cadaver is] a Sicilian mafia term for a hit on a big celebrity, which made sense,” Lawrence explained. “I think there was a part of me that just wanted to perform that part of me.”
So no – even though The hunger Games As the universe expands with new spinoffs, fans shouldn’t expect to see Lawrence rock Katniss’ iconic braid again. But on the bright side, it looks like she’s more excited than ever to make movies, so prepare for a lot more J. Law on the big screen in the years to come.