Jennifer Lawrence is putting aside her past dreams of directing.
The ‘No Hard Feelings’ actress revealed during Good morning America who isn’t looking to helm a project anytime soon.
“You know, I thought so (wanted to direct), and now I’m so tired,” said the Oscar winner. “And it looks so hard.”
The rising star of “Winter’s Bone” was tapped in 2015 to direct “Project Delirium,” based on the New Yorker article “Operation Delirium” published in 2012 about military medics conducting experiments on soldiers during the Cold War. Lawrence had previously revealed ambitions to direct her since she was 16.
Now at GMA, Lawrence, who produces director Gene Stupnitsky’s “No Hard Feelings,” shared that she was reluctant to even go back to work after welcoming her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, who Stupnitsky actually has presented.
“I had just had a baby, so I definitely wasn’t going to work,” Lawrence said. “There’s only one time you start a family, it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. I will just try to absorb every second, be present and enjoy it.
As a producer, the “Causeway” actress-producer noted, “It’s challenging, but focused and lean. I don’t do anything that I can’t personally read every draft and give notes on.
Additionally, Lawrence credited “No Hard Feelings” co-star and “Dear Evan Hansen” actor Andrew Barth Feldman with completing the comedy’s casting. Without Feldman, Lawrence said the film could not have been made.
“We wouldn’t have made the movie if we couldn’t find the right Percy,” he said, “and we auditioned some great actors. And it was immediate. He is so smart, funny and composed. And he put off going to Harvard to make this very Percy-like film.
“No Hard Feelings” is out on June 23rd.