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Early success left Jennifer Lawrence feeling like a “commodity,” which caused her to “lose a sense of control.”

Jennifer Lawrence rose to fame in Hollywood more quickly than most other movie actresses. Lawrence was chosen to play Mystique in “X-Men: First Class” and Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” after receiving an Oscar nomination for her first significant film role in “Winter’s Bone.” Her portrayal in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” earned her an Oscar shortly after she gained notoriety in the latter role. She became one of Hollywood’s most sought-after (and well-paid) actresses after that. Lawrence, though, believed that the success wasn’t all that it seemed.

 

The actress admitted that her early success and the entertainment industry’s enthusiastic response to it seriously affected her during a chat at the London Film Festival (via Variety). She lost sight of the artistry of acting after seeing the value of her own brand soar so swiftly.

 

Lawrence stated, “I feel like I lost a sense of control.” “I became such a commodity between the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ and the Oscar triumph that I felt like every action was a big, big communal decision,” she said. Because there was just a lack of control, when I think back today, I am unable to recall those years that followed.

 

Over time, she started to take on less work and strove to assert her artistic personality. She delivers a powerful performance in the dramatic film “Causeway” this fall, and she will shortly reteam with Adam McKay for the upcoming Elizabeth Holmes film “Bad Blood.”

 

With “Causeway,” Lawrence’s efforts to personalise her acting career are off to a great start. David Ehrlich of IndieWire noted in his review of the movie, “It’s so nice to watch Jennifer Lawrence play a real human again. Despite the quiet strength she brought to the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise, and the outlandish joy she mined from the likes of ‘mother!’ and ‘Red Sparrow,’ a long run of dreadful ‘X-Men’ sequels and over-cranked David O. Russell fiascos have dulled one of America’s brightest young movie stars to the point where it’s become easy to forget how good she can be.”

Garrett Atkins

Garrett Atkins is a Journalist at Flaunt Weekly.

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