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Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ‘Sparrow’: Four Takeaways

Saturday 16:21 GMT

A former C.I.A. officer, actress Jennifer Lawrence, her director and a veteran New York Times reporter who covered the fall of the Soviet Union discussed spy craft, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the difficulties of developing a Russian accent.

The Academy Award-winning movie star and the director, Francis Lawrence, joined TimesTalks as they promoted their new film, “Red Sparrow,” which chronicles how a young ballerina was trained by Russian intelligence services as a seductress “honey pot” aiming for C.I.A. agents.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte