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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Suffered From Social Anxiety, Used Acting To Cope

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November 18, 2013 AT 10:12 AM
Jennifer Lawrence may seemingly breeze through life in the Hollywood biz, but things haven't always been so easy for the Oscar-winning actress. "My nickname was ‘Nitro' as nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything," the Hunger Games: Catching Fire star tells French magazine Madame Figaro in a new interview. The Silver Linings star adds that acting made her feel like found her place in the world: "I finally found a way to open the door to a universe that I understood, that was good for me and made ​​me happy, because I felt capable, whereas before I felt worthless," she says. "This is why mom fought for me to be an actress."