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Jessica Chastain Makes a Big Reveal: 'I Dropped Out of High School'

Jessica Chastain Makes a Big Reveal: 'I Dropped Out of High School'

Jessica Chastain and her boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, make their way through LAX Airport after touching down on Thursday (January 8) in Los Angeles.

The Oscar nominated actress recently made a big revelation about her past.

“Nobody knows this about me,” Jes told EW. “I dropped out of high school. I was not a hard worker. I was a terrible student. Eventually I got my adult diploma, but I did not graduate. And 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.”

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  • happy666

    Sounds lazy and dreaming big…

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    So what? Education and intelligence do walk hand and hand. She’s very articulate and if she never told us, none would be the wiser. Brave of her to step up to the plate. Makes her more respectable. And a very good actress too!

  • happy666

    It’s not the intelligence you are born with. It’s more about the hard work you do.
    Everyone is different so it is impossible to evaluate one type of intelligente for everyone when each of us stands out in a different way.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Perhaps her lack of work ethic is what took her so long to break into the business.

  • happy666

    Perhaps… I was looking for her age in the article but Jared and his assistants didn’t post it. Curious.

  • cyclesn

    Wasn’t her course at Julliard basically a Bachelor’s, though?

  • Michele V

    What the hell are you talking about? Her first noted job on IMDb is 2004 and she graduated in 2003. From what I remember, she had also done a lot of theatre. Not bad for someone you accused of having “a lack of work ethic.”

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Remember this the next time she’s harping about politics and feminism and the whole lot that un-educated, ignorant celebrities love to lecture the public about.

  • mandyz

    Or she’s just at a different rate of progressing. Successful people find their success at their own pace and through networking with the right people during different stages of their lives. Not everyone is gonna be continuously going to school like graduates high school, gets associates, bachelors, masters, dr.’s then gets big bucks. people have different paths in life and there are people from a variety of industries that ended up making millions without having all college degrees and others that have masters that can’t get employed cause they’re overqualified. I don’t think she’s lazy, performing artists that are truly happy and passionate with what they do aren’t lazy when they’re in their own element. she did graduate Julliard with a B.F.A, im surprised she was accepted with a G.E.D. (i’m assuming) but if you go to a good theater company like she did, i’m sure Julliard wasn’t gonna turn her away. her audition to get accepted into Julliard must have been brilliant.

  • Dude

    Lack of work ethic? You’re behind a computer screen critiquing someone’s success that you will never, ever have in any dimension. Grab the wine bottle, your life will be too long.

  • Dude

    There’s this amazing thing called google where you type in said actor’s name, age and then a question mark. I know this will be hard for you, but I believe you can do it.

  • happy666

    Ive already done it. No, it aint hard for me. Ty

  • lshelton22

    She says in the interview that she sat in her car and read Shakespeare? lmao jfc. This b- is so inauthentic. So contrived.

  • anon

    Maybe she didn’t have a great work ethic to begin with(when it came to academics,not necessarily acting) but she certainly turned things around so she is an inspiration to a lot of people who were wayward in their lives at some point & shirking responsibilities but would now like to lead different more responsible lives

  • Sprite

    Those too that get the High School Equivalency from other areas that they work in give them prerequisites for further study at Universities and Colleges. It all counts !

  • Sam

    such and odd looking couple, he would be much better suited with some
    beautiful olive complected, dark haired Italian beauty.

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