Shirley MacLaine, the Hollywood grand dame of uncensored charisma, gave Jennifer Lawrence some advice a few years back.
the 80-year-old Oscar winner mentioned that Lawrence is one of her favorite young actresses. We suggested that the two share a similar unfiltered charm in interviews, and MacLaine agreed
MacLaine said that a mutual acquaintance coordinated “a long evening” with The Hunger Games headliner so that MacLaine could “mentor her.”
“I was very impressed with how real she was and still so tied to her real life and her upbringing and her boyfriend of years,” MacLaine said. “[My advice] was mostly stuff about knowing who you are. ‘Find your identity because you are going to be in for a rough ride if you don’t.’”
After a pause, MacLaine lifted her eyebrows over her sunglasses and added “It’s going to be interesting to hear what happens with her and leading men.”