She’s one of Hollywood’s most outspoken actresses, but Jennifer Lawrence says it’s “not wise” for entertainers to wade into politics.
“I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics,” Lawrence says in an interview with Vanity Fair published Monday.
“Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics,” said Lawrence, who’s promoting her new movie, “Red Sparrow.”
But, she added, “When Donald Trump got sworn into office, that f—ing changed.”
In 2015, the 27-year-old Oscar winner said a potential Trump presidency would be “the end of the world.”
Lawrence tells Vanity Fair in its March issue, “If I’m thinking something, I’ve made it very clear I’m going to talk about it.”
Lawrence’s loved ones, she says, don’t always appreciate her weighing in on politics: “My family obviously hates every time I talk about politics because it’s hard to see your kid get criticized and they live in Kentucky, where nobody is really liking what I’m saying.”
While she supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Lawrence — a board member for the anti-government corruption organization Represent.Us — told the magazine she understands why the Democratic presidential nominee failed to win the White House.
Trump, Lawrence said, was “a big powerful man in a nice suit, pointing at you and going, ‘I’m going to make you rich.’ It’s so appealing.”
“The Democrats made a huge mistake by chastising the Trump supporters, and that was disgusting to me. Of course they’re not going to vote for Hillary Clinton; they’re going to vote for Donald Trump. You laughed at them when their plight is very real.”