Jessica Chastain Dropped Out of High School, Was a “Terrible Student”.
The ‘Interstellar’ actress explained that she dropped out of high school, as she was a terrible student and not a hard worker, and that took her adult diploma, the New York Post reported.
The 37-year-old actress – who later attended The Juilliard School through a scholarship from Robin Williams – admitted that she was too absent at her high school to graduate.
She said: “Eventually I got my adult diploma, but I did not graduate.
“It wasn’t that I just dropped out and never went back – at the end of the year I had too many absences to graduate… I would cut school and sit in my car, reading Shakespeare.”
Jessica also revealed that her confidence in her own intelligence plummeted and has offered advice to children who may be feeling the same as she did.
She told Entertainment Weekly: “I thought that I wasn’t an intelligent person because I did so poorly.
“There are kids out there that aren’t doing well in school and I hope they never think it means they’re stupid. It’s all about finding where your interest lies and finding what you’re good at.”