14/08/2014 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence: 'I Was Bullied At School'

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence: 'I was bullied by bitches at school'

winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has revealed how she was bullied by 'bitches' when she was at school - and told other victims the only way to win was to treat them with contempt.

The Silver Linings Playbook star - who last month became the second youngest winner of the Best Actress Oscar - told The Sun: "I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean.

"They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right, although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn't invited to.

"But that was fine, I just hocked a loogie on them and threw them in the trash can."

She added: "Don't worry about the bitches - that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life."

The 22-year-old, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the four-part film series of the Hunger Games trilogy, said she was 'one of the most untalented people'.

"Literally, acting is the only thing I can do - and I don't know if I really know how to do that," she said.

By the time she was 14 Jen had given up hope of becoming a teacher or a fireman and persuaded her parents to take her to New York to pursue her acting career, where she was spotted by a talent agent while shooting an H&M ad.

She said: "I never play characters that are like me because I'm a boring person. I wouldn't want to see me in a movie. I was having this conversation with a friend who grew up in California, and I was like, 'You never had any woods, you never dug a hole, or saw a snake, or climbed a tree?'

"She was like, 'Well, I had the beach,' and I said, 'But where did you fall out of trees? Where did you build your forts?'"

This adventurous spirit was one reason Jen took the Hunger Games role, the second instalment of which will be out later this year.