Sigourney Weaver says Jennifer Lawrence is 'brilliant'

'Chappie' star Sigourney Weaver has lavished praise on Jennifer Lawrence, saying she is "brilliant".

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver thinks Jennifer Lawrence is "brilliant".

The 65-year-old actress, who stars in new sci-fi film 'Chappie', has expressed her admiration for young film stars of today, many of whom live their lives under constant scrutiny.

She said: "There is now escape now."

In particular, Sigourney complimented Lawrence for how she coped with the fallout from the photo-hacking scandal last year.

She told the Sunday Times newspaper: "It's something actors need to figure out ho to combat, as it doesn't serve anyone to have privacy invaded to such an extent.

"She [Lawrence] is brilliant. Leave her alone. But I'm a grandmother practically."

As a child, Sigourney had a massive crush on US actor Steve McQueen and the hacking scandal caused her to consider how times have changed.

The actress - who is set to appear in a new instalment in the 'Alien' franchise - reflected: "Would I have tried to hound Steve McQueen to see nude pictures? Probably not. I wanted him on a pedestal, frankly. I didn't want him to be like you and me."

About her obsession with the actor, she added: "I wanted to know everything about him."

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