Katie Holmes has praised her The Giver co-star Taylor Swift for her hard-working nature.

The actress told Extra about working on the film, "We shot that in the fall in South Africa. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep are the stars and also Taylor Swift. She is awesome... I love that girl. I think she is so smart. She's so young, really brilliant and works very, very hard."

Swift previously told Access Hollywood that working on The Giver was one of the best experiences of her life, "I couldn't believe it was happening to me. I still can't believe I shot in South Africa and shot all my scenes with Jeff Bridges. It was unreal.

"Seriously, I couldn't believe I got to be a part of the experience. And I just tried to work as hard as I could and just throw myself into that environment as much as I possibly could and it was really long hours and it was a lot of preparation and getting into character and all that. But it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Honestly."

The Giver is slated for release in August 2014.