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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Had To Share Food With Rats As A Teen

by : UNILAD on : 24 Dec 2015 12:47

It sounds more like a scene from the Hunger Games but at 14 Jennifer Lawrence had so little cash she had no choice but to share her food with rats.

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Having left home to chase her dreams of becoming an actor, Lawrence was living in a dingy New York apartment with plenty of unwelcome house guests.

She said to NPR:

Night, the night was horrible, that’s when [the rats] all come out.

I wouldn’t go to the bathroom… My dad still talks about that, he says, ‘That’s when I knew you were serious’… that was the turning point for my dad.”

Lawrence then made the revelation about how she had to share food:

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There was no hot water, no kitchen, it was like a closet with a hot plate. And I got to the point where I was literally just sharing my food with rats.”

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She added:

I didn’t really have any money, so like if a rat had eaten my loaf of bread, you know, before, when I first got there, I’d be like, ‘Ew’, and throw the whole loaf of bread away, but eventually I was like, ‘God, I’m not going to be able to afford bread’, so I started just cutting around the hole that the rat had eaten. It got to the point where I was literally just sharing food with a rat.

That’s when my parents were like, ‘Yeah, I think she really, really wants to do this’.”

That is most definitely suffering for one’s art.

Topics: News, Crazy

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    Jennifer Lawrence had so little money at 14 that she used to share her food with rats