Jennifer Lawrence Bullied by Mean Girls Growing Up in Kentucky

Friday, 08 Mar 2013 08:36 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Jennifer Lawrence might be one of most popular actresses of the moment, fresh off her Best Actress Oscar win for "Silver Linings Playbook," but the starlet recently revealed that she was bullied growing up in Louisville, Ky.

"I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean," Lawrence, 22, told a British tabloid, the Sun. "They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right, although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn't invited to. But that was fine, I just hocked a loogie on them and threw them in the trash can."

Lawrence said she was considered a tomboy growing up, perhaps making her a target for bullies.

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"I was having this conversation with a friend who grew up in California, and I was like, 'You never had any woods, you never dug a hole, or saw a snake, or climbed a tree?'" Lawrence told the Sun. "She was like, 'Well, I had the beach,' and I said, 'But where did you fall out of trees? Where did you build your forts?'"

Lawrence, who got her start as the star of last year's box office smash hit "The Hunger Games," is adored by fans for being down-to-earth, clumsy-at-times, self-deprecating, and genuine. Case in point: She stumbled on the steps on the way to collect her Academy Award last month, and cheekily flashed her middle finger later at reporters backstage and joked that she had just "done a shot."

"I'm one of the most untalented people," Lawrence told the Sun.

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"Literally, acting is the only thing I can do — and I don't know if I really know how to do that."


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