Jennifer Lawrence Is Making a TV Show About the #MeToo Movement

"I wasn't supposed to announce that but I am."

Jennifer Lawrence is making a new docu-series inspired by the metoo movement
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Jennifer Lawrence recently announced that she's taking a year off from acting roles to focus on activism. But that doesn't mean that she's leaving show business altogether, as The Hollywood Reporter has revealed (opens in new tab) that Lawrence is working on a new docu-series about the #MeToo movement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), while Lawrence was in discussion at The Wing Soho on Friday, she "let it slip that she has partnered with former E! News anchor Catt Sadler on a series project." When pressed for further details, though, Lawrence said, "I wasn't supposed to announce that but I am."

One source told the publication that Lawrence and Sadler's show will focus on the #MeToo movement, Time's Up, and the important gender wage gap conversations taking place in Hollywood and around the world.

Lawrence famously stuck up for Sadler after it was revealed that the E! host had left the network after finding out that her salary was a lot lower than that of her male colleague Jason Kennedy.

In a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), Sadler revealed:

"Jennifer Lawrence has become a friend of mine—really, a hero of mine. Long before my own experiences, her voice has been an empowering one and one I've always admired. To have her in my corner is hard to put into words, to be honest."

Just last week, Lawrence announced that she would be taking a break from making movies to work with the organization Represent.Us. Of the new venture, Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab), "I'm going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us... trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level."

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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.