Jennifer Lawrence had dropped out of school to pursue acting

Actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she had dropped out of school when she was 14 to pursue acting.

Jennifer Lawrence had dropped out of school to pursue acting

Los Angeles: Actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she had dropped out of school when she was 14 to pursue acting.

In an interview with to Bill Whitaker, a sneak peak of which was released recently, the 'Hunger Games' actor said she was not a "very smart" student during her school days and never fit in back home in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I struggled through school. I never felt very smart. And when I'm reading this script, and I feel like I know exactly what it would look like if somebody felt that way. That was a 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," Lawrence said.

"I dropped out of middle school. I don't technically have a GED or a diploma. I am self-educated," Lawrence said.

The 27-year-old actor next plays a Russian intelligence officer who makes heartbreaking sacrifices at a young age in the new spy thriller Red Sparrow.

Asked whether she regrets her decision, Lawrence said, "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."

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