Steinfeld was bullied at school

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 favourites to claim a Best Supporting Actress honour at the Academy Awards on Sunday (27Feb11) – 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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