Jennifer Lawrence Says She's Taking a Break From Acting for Now

Jennifer Lawrence was one of those stars that shot to fame in an instant, and it’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since she became a global superstar thanks to The Hunger Games. With her new movie mother! hitting theaters this week, J. Law has shared that she may take a break as long as two years from acting, PEOPLE says.

Lawrence appeared on Today in a prerecorded interview Thursday morning, sharing her decision with anchor Savannah Guthrie.

"I'm taking [a break]," the actress said when Guthrie mentioned she has done at least one film a year since 2010. "I don't have anything set for two years...I think I'm just taking a little break."

Lawrence then joked, "I'll see you in six months." 

Although the interview mainly focused on her role in mother!, Lawrence touched upon her adjustment to fame, which could totally be a contributing factor to her hiatus. "When I'm getting photographed just walking to Starbucks, I'm like...'Why do you feel entitled to this?'" she said. "I was angry and resentful because I thought I deserved the right to do what I love and do my job and then still have privacy. And then after a few years, you're just like, 'But that's not the way it is. It's just not.'"

Although I doubt that her break from acting will last two full years, Lawrence definitely deserves a little vacation time from Hollywood. 

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Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Currently a Nights & Weekend Editor, Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.