Jennifer Lawrence Says She "Lost Control" Of Her Career After "The Hunger Games"

    Jennifer's comments might be why she took a bit of a break from appearing in so many projects.

    Jennifer Lawrence is basically one of the biggest movie stars on the planet.

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    Jennifer was already a critically acclaimed actor before The Hunger Games film franchise took off, but there's no doubt that the series elevated her career to new levels.

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    As it turns out, Jennifer has some mixed feelings about how The Hunger Games affected her career.

    During a recent London Film Festival Q&A (via Variety), Jennifer said that she feels like she "lost a sense of control" when it came to her career around the time that the first film came out.

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    "Between The Hunger Games coming out and winning the Oscar, I became such a commodity that I felt like every decision was a big, big group decision."

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    In case you don't remember, Jennifer won the Best Actress Oscar in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook.

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    Between the first Hunger Games movie in 2012 and the last installment in 2015, Jennifer starred in eight movies — and it sounds like she felt the strain of the workload.

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    "When I reflect now, I can’t think of those following years, [because there was] just a loss of control.”

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    Jennifer's comments might explain why she took what resembled a brief hiatus from acting after filming Dark Phoenix in 2017. After that film's release in 2019, she didn't appear in another movie until last year's Don't Look Up.

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    And it sounds like slowing things down has helped improve Jennifer's relationship with her career. “It feels personal for me for the first time in a long time,” she said.

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    You can read more about what Jennifer said here.