She’s played everyone from “Hunger Games” protagonist Katniss Everdeen, to a jealous wife in “American Hustle,” to a ballerina-turned-Russian spy in her latest film, but Jennifer Lawrence says her next role could be portraying a real-life potential 2020 contender.
When asked which political character she’d want to play, Lawrence told ITK, “I could play Sen. [Elizabeth] Warren as Pocahontas.”
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The commander in chief has called Warren — who claims partial Native American heritage — “Pocahontas” before, most recently at a November event honoring Navajo Code Talkers.
Warren’s critics have accused her in the past of claiming Native American heritage in order to advance her academic career.
While she’s known for her activism and work with the anti-political corruption group Represent.us, Lawrence veered away from political talk while in Washington on Thursday to promote her upcoming movie, “Red Sparrow.”
“Oh, I’m not going to get into all that,” she replied when asked after her Warren remark who she might root for in the 2020 White House race.
The 27-year-old actress has been an outspoken critic of Trump, saying last year that any face-to-face encounter she would have with the president would likely end “with a martini to the face.”
The Academy Award winner opened up a little more about politics during a Q&A session hosted by The New York Times following Thursday’s red carpet at the Newseum.
Moderator Scott Shane questioned whether there were any qualms about releasing “Red Sparrow” during a time when Americans have a “huge obsession with Russia” because of the country’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“As soon as we start letting fear muzzle our creative expression, then we’ve lost,” Lawrence said.
“Red Sparrow” opens in theaters on March 2.