Hailee Steinfeld Was Bullied At School

Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld needed all the True Grit she could muster growing up in the California school system – she was mercilessly bullied as a child.

Life has changed dramatically for the well-spoken teen since she landed the role of a vengeful orphan in the Coen Brothers western, and she’s now among the favorites to claim a Best Supporting Actress honor at the Academy Awards on Sunday (2/27) – but she admits life hasn’t always been kind.  She tells Parade magazine,

“I was teased really bad. I just happened to be that kid everyone picked on. It’��s the worst.”

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