Jennifer Lawrence surprises Ohio high school students with inspiring talk about politics
Jennifer Lawrence surprised a group of high school juniors and seniors in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday morning with a political pep talk in their classroom.
The Academy Award winner, 27, joined Represent.US, a non-partisan grassroots anti-corruption organization, to have lively dialogue about the country’s politics and fixing democracy to students currently study U.S. government, according to the school’s website.
Londyn Crenshaw, a senior at Cleveland Heights High School, said he was surprised and amazed by “how informed” Lawrence was about politics.
“It makes a big difference when people who are just 10 years older than us come to talk about political issues,” he said. “When she said, ‘this is your time,’ that really made me think.”
The actress also stopped by a popular eatery in Ohio City named Downhill, taking a moment to pose with a group of fans that was shared on the restaurant’s Instagram page.
“Thank you #JenniferLawrence for coming by for lunch! #TownHallorNowhere,” the caption read.
Lawrence has previously taken a foot forward in politics, delving into the dramatic way she had envisioned confronting President Donald Trump in a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for The Hollywood Reporter in December.
“I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the fact,” she said with a laugh.
When Winfrey asked if the Red Sparrow star would be prepared if the conversation did take place, Lawrence said, “Oh, I would, definitely. Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this moment. I’ll give you a hint — it’s not nice. You wouldn’t want me to say it to you.”
She added she also had a few choice words for other unnamed politicians who upset her.
“I have something to say for all of them,” Lawrence said. “I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘Just you wait.’”
The Oscar winner admitted politics had become something she was fixated on in the recent months.
“My political passion has almost turned into an obsession. I mean, I don’t think you ever do feel settles, [but] as soon as you feel settled with your home and your personal life, you’re looking at the world and going, ‘How in the hell do I fix this? What do we do?’”
This article originally appeared on People.com