Actor and Board Member of RepresentUs Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 2 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 25, 2018 in New York City. Lawrence has recently been working with Represent.Us during her year-long sabbatical from acting. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

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Jennifer Lawrence Has Become an Anti-Corruption Advocate

The movie star is taking a break from acting to promote an anti-lobbying political project.

Jennifer Lawrence has taken her year-long sabbatical from acting in surprising directions, as she’s recently dedicated her time to fighting for anti-corruption legislation at the state level. The group Lawrence has been working with, Represent.Us, strives for bipartisan support to fight the political influence of lobbies and other mysterious sources of funding.

“Corruption doesn’t wear a political label and the American people know that,” the Hunger Games star told the crowd at a Represent.Us summit in New York this week. “Everybody expects more from their parties no matter the politician or the specific party.”

Before speaking on stage at the summit with Represent.Us managing director Josh Lynn, Lawrence told Gayle King that she started to think specifically about bipartisanship around 2016. “It could have been age, it could have been the election,” the actress-turned-advocate said. “I realized the most important thing that a political movement can have is support from the right and left,” she continued.

Read the full story at Vanity Fair