Jennifer Lawrence Dropped Out of School At 14!

Jennifer Lawrence Dropped Out of School At 14! 

Posted: 2:32 pm Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By mjonbli

jennJennifer Lawrence isn’t one that follows the herd, & the 27 year old actress doesn’t regret it, especially her decision to drop out of middle school to pursue her acting career at age 14.   She sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes, “I dropped out of middle school. I don’t technically have a GED or a diploma. I am self-educated,” she said in a sneak peek of her interview with Bill Whitaker. When asked she if she regretted the decision, Lawrence responded, “No. I really don’t. I wanted to forge my own path. I found what I wanted to do, and I didn’t want anything getting in the way of it. Even friends, for many years, were not as important to me as my career. I mean, from the age of 14.” “I struggled through school. I never felt very smart,” the Red Sparrow star said. “And when I’m reading the script and I feel like I know exactly what it would look like if somebody felt that way, that was the whole part of my brain that I didn’t even know existed—something that I could be confident in and I didn’t want to let it go.”  Her parents on the other hand weren’t exactly thrilled (naturally).  “It was just an overwhelming feeling of ‘I get this. This is what I was meant to do,'” she said. “And to get people to try to understand that, when you’re 14 years old wanting to drop out of school and do this, and your parents are just like ‘You’re out of your mind.'”  Her perseverance paid off, as she starred in a number of blockbusters including X-Men, Hunger Games, received an Academy Award for her roles in Joy, American Hustle, & Winter’s Bone. She also took home the Oscar for her performance in Silver Lining Playbook.  She’s also dealt with the ugliness of fame, having her privacy violated in 2014 when a hacker released nude photos of her online.  “I realized that there was a difference between consent and not,” she said, “and I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered. I feel like something that was taken from I got back and am using in my art.”

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