ET caught up with Roberts at the premiere of her new crime drama, Secret In Their Eyes
, in Westwood, California on Wednesday -- and the beloved actress had nothing but positive things to say about Lawrence's op-ed.
"I support anyone who wants to speak their mind and share their thoughts in a way that's kind and appropriate and interesting and forward-moving. It's incredible," Roberts shared, referring to the 25-year-old Hunger Games star
's op-ed from October in which she addressed the pay gap between herself and her male American Hustle co-stars.
However, despite a celebrated, decades-long career, the 48-year-old Oscar winner says she doesn't think her young peer needs any of her wisdom.
"Jennifer Lawrence doesn't need my advice," Roberts said, "or anyone's advice I don't think."
Roberts' support for the young actress comes a few years after she told MTV News that Lawrence was "too cool" to be America's sweetheart. "I think she's fabulous," she said, adding, "but she doesn't seem ...she seems cooler than..." Josh Horowitz chimed in, "Oh, she's too cool to be a sweetheart." Roberts replied, "Right."
What a difference a few years makes!
The premiere served as a kind of date night for the happy couple, who were enthusiastic about watching the completed film together.
"All the hard work is behind us, right? So this is just to come and see it and enjoy that experience and all the effort we put into it," Roberts said. "So, we're excited!"
Secret In Their Eyes hits theaters Nov. 20.