It’s a question that has dominated the headlines for months, as more than 2 million Americans have signed an online petition calling for the return of the star power of Jennifer Lawrence and Russell Crowe to the spotlight.
The petition has garnered more than 10 million signatures in the past week, with the hashtags #BringBackJennifer and #Bring BackRussellCrowe gaining popularity.
It’s also become a rallying cry for those who feel they have been left behind by the likes of Lawrence, who has been the star of several blockbusters including X-Men: Days of Future Past and the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
While many fans of the stars have expressed concern about their future, Lawrence, 28, and Crowe, 32, both say they are honoured to have received their accolades and have been humbled by the outpouring of support.
They have spoken out to support each other in their battle to achieve their dreams.
Jennifer Lawrence told The Times: ‘The fans are very kind and generous and I am proud to have been recognised.’
I don’t think anyone else will ever know who we are and I will always feel honoured to be part of their team.’
The pair say they were inspired by the fans for their success, and said they feel it’s ‘a great honour to be in their lives’.’
The fans inspire us to keep going,’ they said.’
The fact that I am a part of the team is very rewarding.’
The stars also said they were thrilled to be able to celebrate their successes together.’
It’s been a great year, and we feel privileged to have had such a good time,’ Lawrence said.
‘We are thrilled to celebrate our accomplishments together.’