Law and Order actress Elisabeth Röhm says she thought Jennifer Lawrence was "intoxicating" and "intimidating" to work with on American Hustle.

The actresses played opposite each other in the David O Russell film about America's Abscam scandal of the 1970s and 1980s.

Speaking to Parade magazine about her 23-year-old Oscar winning co-star, Röhm said: "She's an old soul".

The actress added: "She has such a command of herself, such maturity and power, that it's intoxicating to work with her."