Jennifer Lawrence: I Had An Unhappy Childhood
J-Law opens up about childhood anxiety and how acting made things better...
Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that she had an unhappy childhood - and that she credits acting with helping her overcome her anxiety issues.
Speaking to Vogue magazine, the star of The Hunger Games said that felt she "didn't fit in" when she was at school.
She said: "I was a weirdo. I wasn't picked on or anything. And I wasn't smarter than the other kids; that's not why I didn't fit in. I've always just had this weird anxiety.
"I hated recess. I didn't like field trips. Parties really stressed me out. And I had a very different sense of humour."
And J-Law, 23, claimed that her parents were happy to allow her to leave school at 15 to pursue her acting career because they could see it was having a positive effect on her.
"I know it sounds so stupid, but it was kind of like I finally found something people were telling me I was good at, which I had never heard, ever," she explained. "And that was a big reason why my parents let me do this.
"One time, my mum was on the phone with my dad, saying, 'We're paying for therapy and all this medication, and we don't need it when she's here. She's happy'."
Lawrence recently confessed that she had experienced a "meltdown" due to the effects of fame.