Jennifer Lawrence says she dropped out of middle school

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In an interview in an upcoming episode of 60 Minutes, the Red Sparrow actress opens up to Bill Whitaker about forging her own path of self-education after quitting formal school at a young age. She can size people up well, she's smart and she's stunning but she has no spark that makes a person irresistible and this is down to Jennifer Lawrence's poor performance Francis Lawrence's lacklustre direction and Justin Haythe's unapologetically abysmal script. As for whether she regrets dropping out, the 27-year-old actress admits, "No". (It was) something that I could be confident in and I didn't want to let it go...

The next step was a major sacrifice, indeed. "I don't technically have a GED (General Educational Development) or a diploma. I am self-educated", she said.

Lawrence jokingly added, "Because I'd be like, 'I don't want the robe".

Jennifer said creating controversy over "silly innocuous things" such as what she chooses to wear is "not moving us forward".

It would appear that the risk was worth the reward.

Lawrence is also four-time Academy Awards nominee, cashing in with a best actress victory for 2013's "Silver Linings Playbook". But when her character, Dominika, suffers a career-ending injury, she is recruited to Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence service, where she becomes a lethal operative with a mission to target an American CIA agent (Joel Edgerton). "Even friends, for many years, were not as important to me as my career from the age of 14".

Jennifer has been hot on the promo trail for her highly anticipated movie Red Sparrow.

Lawrence's full interview on 60 Minutes airs Sunday Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

In a post on Facebook, Jennifer said the comments were a "distraction" from the real issues women face and the Versace dress with a thigh-high split was her choice to wear.