She was a middle school drop-out at 14, but today, she’s “sorry not sorry” as the saying goes.
Jennifer Lawrence at 27 is one of the most famous Hollywood actresses of her time and an Academy Award winner. The Oscar was for Best Actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She doesn’t have a high school diploma or G.E.D. She is self-educated, according to an article in People magazine.
The actress revealed these personal bits about herself during an interview with “60 Minutes” about her new film “Red Sparrow.” Acting was something that came naturally to her, she explained. It was something she was good at, and she could understand how to relate to a character in a script. That’s when she begged her parents to allow her to drop out of school and pursue her dream.
Jennifer Lawrence stars in the intense movie thriller and plays the role of Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina, who is forced by Russian Intelligence to become a spy after a career-ending injury. Take a look at the trailer for “Red Sparrow” here on YouTube.
Francis Lawrence directed the movie and has directed Jennifer Lawrence before in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.” The film is based on the book written by Jason Matthews.
Jennifer Lawrence has had a tough week in the media and received a hefty dose of criticism for a British photoshoot for “Red Sparrow.” She posed with four of the actors in the movie, including Jeremy Irons. She was slammed on social media for what she chose to wear.
It was a crisp 48-degrees that day in London, and the photographs were taken outdoors. Her fellow male actors all wore winter coats to stay warm, but Jennifer Lawrence chose to appear in a sexy, plunging black velvet gown by Versace. The dress featured a thigh-high slit.
Female critics called her out on it, but JLaw pushed back, labeling the chatter overdone and sexist. She went on to say that she chose the garment to wear for the photoshoot and posed in it without a coat because it was “gorgeous” and should be appreciated by the public.
Others believe the actress was forced to wear the dress, proving Hollywood gender inequality still exists.
The “60 Minutes” interview with Jennifer Lawrence airs on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. ET/.
“Red Sparrow” hits theaters on March 2.