Elisabeth Shue On Working With Jennifer Lawrence in HATES
It’s just a week away until House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, hits theatres next Friday and Entertainment Weekly has a new clip for your viewing pleasure (the link isn’t embeddable so head here). EW also interviewed actress Elisabeth Shue about her character, the creepy house they filmed in and what Jennifer was like to work with:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell me about your role.
ELISABETH SHUE: I’m a single mom, kind of like a rock-and-roll groupie type who fell in love with a rock-and-roll star. He’s moved on, so the two of us are alone in the world, trying to have a fresh start. I think she’s kind of immature. She’s more of the child in the relationship. I’ve always enjoyed playing parts of mothers who are a little more immature than their kids. [Laughs] It’s just more fun. I just love that dynamic.
In real life, it was very interesting meeting Jennifer for the first time, because she is incredibly grown up for her age. It was nice that the second I met her, I was like, “Oh, this dynamic is going to be perfect.”
What was it like working with Jennifer?
It was great working with her. She’s really warm and generous. She also had a great sense of humor. I was thinking when I was hanging out with her one day, it would be great for her to find a great comedy. I don’t think people would actually see her that way yet, obviously because of The Hunger Games is so serious. She has a really great, dry sense of humor. We definitely laughed a lot. She’s a really great personality.
She’s starting out at just about the same age that you did, right?
Yeah, I did commercials and stuff. She was lucky. I think she got out of that stage of her career. She’s much more mature than I was, though. [Laughs] Much stronger, much more sure of herself. When I started out, I was very green, very unsure how to get my footing.
I think Lawrence would be well suited for a comedy too. To read all of Elisabeth’s interview and watch the exclusive clip, visit Entertainment Weekly.