Legendary movie icon, Shirley MacLaine spoke to Vanity Fair Hollywood about mentoring Jennifer Lawrence. The interview was held at the Beverly Hills hotel last month as she promotes her latest film, Elsa & Fred.

The actress mentioned a mutual acquaintance coordinated “a long evening” with Jennifer Lawrence so that MacLaine could mentor Jennifer.

“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.’”, “It’s going to be interesting to hear what happens with her and leading men.”, she adds.