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Julianne Moore: Jlaw is terrific

Julianne Moore was impressed with how "smart and funny" Jennifer Lawrence is.

The redheaded actress worked with Oscar-winner Jennifer on the third and fourth instalments of The Hunger Games movies.

Initially she wasn't sure about taking on the role, but after much pressure from her children, Caleb and Liv, she decided to go for it.

“I don’t know if I would have done it otherwise. I’m very pleased I did, though," she smiled to British newspaper The Telegraph.

"Apart from anything else, I got to work with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a lovely girl. I know people often say things like that in interviews, but she really is. While she may be young, she doesn’t feel at all precocious. Instead, she’s smart and funny and terrific at connecting with people. She just blew me away.”

Julianne raises her two children with her husband Bart Freundlich.

She's always been homely and was sure she would end up being a mom.

“I knew from very early on that I wanted kids. I wasn’t one of those women who goes, ‘Well, if it happens, it happens.’ I really wanted a family. Although I didn’t actually have my first child until I was 37, I always felt I’d get there," she explained.

“Some people think that actresses tend not to be practical or domestic. That we’re very flighty and emotionally vulnerable. Trust me, I’m not like that. My house is very clean and organised. I’m not a great cook – my husband does most of the cooking. But I make a hot breakfast for my children every day, and I always put out place mats and napkins.”

Julianne's latest venture is action movie Non-Stop, in which Liam Neeson takes on the lead role.

The 53-year-old explained a little about her decision to take on the part in the thriller about an air marshal forced into action when he receives threatening text messages, claiming the passengers on his plane are in danger.

“I really love Liam – that was a big factor in my doing it,” she smiled. “We’ve worked together before and we also have a mutual friend in Ralph Fiennes. Also, it reminded me a lot of disaster movies that I’d loved as a child – films like The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno.”

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