Elisabeth Shue Discusses Her Hollywood Career, Jennifer Lawrence

Elisabeth Shue, who is best known for her roles in Leaving Las Vegas, Adventures in Babysitting, and the original Karate Kid movie, returns to the big screen in the Jennifer Lawrence-fronted horror flick The House at the End of the Street. The film, which finds Shue portraying the Hunger Games star’s mother, is sure to generate some business at the box office thanks to the sudden popularity of its female lead.

Regarding Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue expressed her feelings about the rising star to the folks at Hollywood.com. “Jennifer is such a mature young woman. She’s got the aura of someone much older than her years,” Shue explained. “She has such a good head on her shoulders. She’s so much more evolved than I was at that age.”

During a recent interview with AM New York, Elisabeth Shue touched on her time spent in Hollywood, and how the challenges she faced ultimately forced her to grow as an individual and an actress. Lawrence, she believes, is ready and willing to handle the stresses that are inherent to the business.

“I feel like it took me years to gain a certain confidence, a foothold in this business, and really understand it,” she explained. “I feel like she is so knowledgeable and confident and sure of herself that I think her road will be easier.”

“What keeps this industry challenging as an actor is that you never know how something will turn out. The ups and downs are constant,” she added. “You’re never just smoothly sailing along. You’re always going to be on loose fitting. That’s what ultimately now I expect and accept and that doesn’t scare me as much.”

The House at the End of the Street isn’t the only film Elisabeth Shue has been working on as of late. Directors Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson’s Chasing Mavericks, which finds the actress starring alongside Gerard Butler, opens in the US on October 26.

Elisabeth’s Shue’s collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, is in theaters right now.