Such is the cannibalistic nature of the Hollywood star cycle: When a female star is on the rise, our culture is all too happy to chew her up and spit her out, deeming her “annoying” for all the reasons we once enjoyed her. It happened to Anne Hathaway and it affected too Jennifer Lawrencewho admitted during an event at the BFI London Film Festival that she “lost a sense of control” during the height of her fame.
“Between The Hunger Games when I came out and won the Oscar, I became such a commodity that I felt like every decision was a big, big group decision,” she said (per Deadline). “Because I had no idea what a huge movie star was going to do next or what Katniss Everdeen was going to do after this… When I think about it now, I think of the following years as just kind of a loss of control and then a reaction on trying to come back.”
The actor has returned to indie filmmaking with his new film Causewaythe first project she is produced under her company Excellent Cadaver. She explained the name during the event: “It’s a Sicilian mafia term for a hit on a big celebrity. It just made sense. I think there was a part of me that wanted to perform that part of me.
And there has been, if not one death itself an end to a chapter for Lawrence. While she was once the queen of blockbuster-heading The Hunger Games as well X but restart series—those days are now apparently over. “Franchises are so much fun. … I could never do one now because I’m just too old and frail,” the 32-year-old told the crowd.
Instead, she sets a new course. “I’m so glad that eventually, in my late 20s, I just stopped and made some big changes and I got the voice back in my head,” Lawrence reflected. “Now it feels personal to me for the first time in a long time.”